Thursday, October 27, 2011

New dyslexic-friendly type font

Scientific American reports that:
Christian Boer, a graphic designer from the Netherlands, has developed a way to help tackle his dyslexia. The 30-year-old created a font called Dyslexie that has proved to decrease the number of errors made by dyslexics while reading. The font works by tweaking the appearance of certain letters of the alphabet that dyslexics commonly misconstrue, such as "d" and "b," to make them more recognizable.
A slideshow highlighting the differences between Dyslexie and conventional fonts is here, and a page typeset in the new font is here.

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