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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jun 26, 2015

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Hey 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.  
The 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 from

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