New Easy to Read Font for People with Dyslexia
Christian Boer, a Dutch graphic designer has created a font called “Dyslexie” that makes it easier for people with dyslexia to read. A dyslexic himself, Boer has managed to redesign the forms of letters so that each letter becomes more easily identifiable. Letters are thicker at the bottom and uneven to prevent reversals such as with ‘b’ ‘d’ ‘p’ and ‘q’. Punctuations and capital letters are made bold to prevent the reader from blending one sentence with the other.
According to research from the University of Twente in The Netherlands, students that read a test with this font made fewer reading errors compared to the same test on a standard (Arial) font.