THE DYSLEXIE FONT
The typeface Dyslexie is a revolutionary font, designed to simplify life for those who have dyslexia. With a heavy base line, alternating stick/tail lengths, larger-than-normal openings, and a semi-cursive slant, the dyslexia font ensures that each character has a unique form.
Traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view, which means they often have characteristics that make characters difficult to recognise for people with dyslexia. Oftentimes, the letters of a word are confused, turned around or jumbled up because they look too similar.
When reading a text in the dyslexia font, people with dyslexia have a lot less trouble and fewer errors are made. Steadily, the font Dyslexie has acquired a large number of enthusiastic users, both private and business. Reading is faster, easier and above all more enjoyable.
The dyslexia font is primarily a functional font, but the importance of aesthetics has also been taken into account. The dyslexia font is therefore the perfect combination of form and function: optimal reading comfort with a great look.
Representative research among many dyslexics has shown that the font actually helps them to read texts faster and with fewer errors. The positive results of Dyslexie font have also been confirmed by independent research, conducted by scientists at the University of Twente and the University of Amsterdam. Read more about the researches here.
EASY TO INSTALL
Through our server you can quickly and easily install the font Dyslexie. Once installed, you can use the font in all your Office applications. In addition, you can use the dyslexia font in almost any software program that allows you to select fonts. A prime example is setting your browser font to Dyslexie so all websites are displayed in the font. Or simply process and read any text in any form, such as presentations, newsletters, reports, et cetera.
TRY OUT THE FONT
Would you like to read a sample text in the dyslexia font? Try out Dyslexie font here.
HOW THE FONT WAS CONCEIVED
The individual letters have been designed in a way that causes them to be more quickly recognized and told apart by dyslexics. The result is less reading errors and a more enjoyable reading experience.
By lowering the letters' 'center of gravity', it is less easy to erroneously see them upside down. Placed next to one another, this heavier underside gives the letters a baseline.
By enlarging the openings in the letters, they are clarified and made more distinctive, making them more easily recognizable.
Some letters are slightly slanted to increase the differences between 'twin’ letters.
Additional modifications have been made to letters which tend to look alike, for example by adjusting their shape or tail. This decreases the chance of mirroring them.
Jumbling of letters is prevented by giving certain letters a longer 'stick'.
By slightly bolding capital letters and punctuation, a reader will be less likely to miss the point where one sentence ends and a new one begins.
By giving similar looking letters differing heights, they each have their own character and are less likely to be confused.
By increasing a letter's height but not its width, the letter is allowed to 'breathe'. This makes individual letters easier to recognize.
Differing heights within the letter makes them easier to distinguish.
Increasing the space between letters and between words counteracts the crowding effect.
For people with dyslexia, it is difficult to read a text if the layout is not specifically dyslexic-friendly. In this section we will discuss the most common problems and solutions.
Massive blocks of text on one page. The prospect of having to read so much text has an intimidating effect on people with dyslexia.
Solution: divide the text into several paragraphs and don’t make the text column wider than six to nine words.
Very long sentences. Persons with dyslexia tend to get lost in such a large amount of text.
Solution: divide the text into several columns. Every column should contain an average of nine words. Make sure there is enough space between the columns, to prevent readers from reading on from one column to the other.
Lots of different texts on one page, as in newspapers. For people with dyslexia, the layout will appear totally confusing; they will have difficulty recognizing individual parts of text.
Solution: make sure to leave enough space between the lines and around the separate text sections. Also make sure to create enough space between the text and the pictures, otherwise the reader will be distracted.
The page looks like a single block of letters. As a result, all the lines look similar. A person with dyslexia won’t be able to remember the last word he read.
Solution: always align the text to the left. Never align the text to the right and never center the text, because in that case it is difficult for dyslectics to see where the next line starts.