Use special fonts for dyslexia
This feature involves the use of font types specially designed for people with dyslexia. These may be the default fonts, or fonts that are availbable on user request/setting. The special fonts can make reading easier, take less effort, and reduce errors for people with Dyslexia.
Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)
Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy
A special font designed for people with dyslexia can make it easier to read texts and help reduce reading errors for some.
People with low vision may also find special fonts designed for dyslexics easier to read.
Please note that these products are not necessarily endorsed by RtF, but represent the range of available options.
Open Source and free
These products are free and their source code may be modified with few restrictions.
- Sylexiad – Norwich University College of Arts (Dr. Robert hillier)
Related Research and Papers
- BDA Dyslexia Style Guide – The British Dyslexia Association (2010)
- Web Design for Dyslexics: Accessibility of Arabic Content – London City University – Al-Wabil, A., Zaphiris, P., & Wilson, S. (2006)
- Text formats and web design for visually impaired and dyslexic readers – Clear Text for All – The Nottingham Trent University – Evett, L., & Brown, D. (2005)
- Was Dyslexia Used to Order the Alphabet? – Hibbs, E. (2008)
- Sylexiad. A typeface for the adult dyslexic reader – Norwich University College of Arts – Hillier, R. (2008)
- Special font for dyslexia? – University of Twente – Leeuw de, R. (2010)
- Dyslexia and higher education: accessibility issues. – Lockley, S. (2002)
- The effect of print size on reading speed in dyslexia. – Tufts University – O’Brien, B. A., Mansfield, J. S., & Legge, G. E. (2005)
- Towards A Reader-Friendly Font: Rationale for Developing a Typeface that is Friendly for Beginning Readers, Particularly Those Labelled Dyslexic. – Reid, L. D., & Reid, M. (2004)
- Dyslexia, design and reading: Making print work for college students with dyslexia. A qualitative interaction design study. – Carnegie Mellon University – Sykes, J. (2008)