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November 12, 2014

A Typeface Designed to Help Dyslexics Read

A new typeface designed to assist people with dyslexia.

example of the new typeface from Christian Boer via Slate.com

Dutch designer Christian Boer created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for dyslexics like himself.

“Traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view,” Boer writes on his website, “which means they often have characteristics that make characters difficult to recognize for people with dyslexia. Oftentimes, the letters of a word are confused, turned around or jumbled up because they look too similar.”

Designed to make reading clearer and more enjoyable for dyslexics, Dyslexie uses heavy base lines, alternating stick and tail lengths, larger openings, and semi-cursive slants to ensure that each character has a unique and more easily recognizable form.

Continue on to Slate.com for more of this article and a link for a free download of this font.