Jun 26, 2015
137-06-26-15 Dyslexie Font
there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look
at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices
designed to help people who have difficulties with vision,
mobility, hearing or other special needs!
Roughly 10% of the world's population is affected by dyslexia, a
learning disability that makes it hard to read and write.
Dutch graphic designer, Christian Boer, who also has
dyslexia, came up with a new, more pronounced typeface
called "Dyslexie" for his final thesis project.
font "Dyslexie" aims to make reading easier for individuals with
dyslexia. At first glance, the font is seemingly similar
to other fonts, but in reality, its a bit more complex.
It features heavy base lines, alternating stick and tail
lengths, larger-than-normal openings and a semi-cursive slant, all
which make each character easily recognizable from the next.
Dyslexie is free for home use and can be downloaded
information, to read our blog or to drop us a line,
visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your accessibility
minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA
Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.