I don’t have dyslexia, which is fortunate for me since my main leisure and employment activities involve writing, reading, or otherwise using letters on pages. I do routinely get numbers muddled up, turned around, or otherwise out of order, but that’s probably just my cluttered brain and not a real medical condition. For those that suffer from dyslexia, there may be something to help you on the horizon. A font called Dyslexie Regular is helping folks with dyslexia improve their reading and comprehension.
“Traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view, which means they often have characteristics that make characters difficult to recognize for people with dyslexia,” writes font creator Christian Boer on his website. “Oftentimes, the letters of a word are confused, turned around or jumbled up because they look too similar.”
Studies conducted by the University of Twente and the University of Amsterdam have verified claims that Dyslexie helps those with reading issues improve their comprehension and retention. Even more worthy, the font itself is free to download for home use at DyslexieFont.com.Technorati Tags: christian boer, dyslexia font, dyslexie, dyslexie regular, font to help dyslexia, fonts, literacy, reading