Reading is a challenge for those who have dyslexia. One such person is Christian Boer from Holland. He came up with a new typeface or font to help himself in 2008. He then shared his font with the world and the following research has shown that it helps.
- Survey research among elementary and home users of the dyslexie font and reading.
- 2013 Lianne von Someren – Amsterdam University “What clues in the declaration theories of dyslexia
can be found for the finding that dyslexics more accurate
read as words are offered in the font
“Dyslexia”? (note: the research is in Dutch)
- Reading performance of dyslexics with a special font and a
colored background (note: the research is in Dutch)
You can hear him explain in detail how the font came about in his TEDx talk in Dubai 2011.
There is research that have shown the effectiveness of this new font. Download the dyslexiefont and try it out yourselves. The fonts are FREE for personal use.
The information below explains how the font design helps in reading.
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