This New Dyslexia Friendly Font Could Be The Key To Easier Reading For People With The Condition
A new letter shape could be the answer to unlocking the key to literacy for dyslexia sufferers, after one Dutch man crafted a font to make it easier to identify key shapes.
Dutch designer Christian Boer has created a typeface with slight curves and bolding the shapes to making reading easier for people, like himself, who live with dyslexia.
Letters of the Dyslexie font have heavier base lines and alternating stick and tail lengths. According to Huffington Post, the letters also feature semicursive slants - all modifications that differentiate letters that can look confusingly similar to those with the condition.
Speaking to Dazeen magazine, Boer said:
"When they're reading, people with dyslexia often unconsciously switch, rotate and mirror letters in their minds. Traditional typefaces make this worse, because they base some letter designs on others, inadvertently creating 'twin letters' for people with dyslexia."
The Dyslexie font stress the ‘b’ and ‘q’ by bolding the bottom of certain letter – making the individual letters stand out to people with the condition trying to decipher words.
Boer hopes Dyslexie will help those struggling with Dyslexia illiteracy to overcome their difficulties to start reading.