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Dyslexie

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

Dyslexie is a font designed for greater readability to help people who have difficulty reading.

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that causes people to have trouble identifying and spelling words, often because it’s difficult for them to discern the difference between some letters. The Dyslexie font features characters that are more distinct from each other, so that letters with similar shapes such as “b” and “d” are less likely to be confused.

Dyslexie characteristics designed to make letters more different from one another:

 Most characters are heavier at the bottom to “anchor” them.  

The curvature of the letters has a slight downward slant.

Some letters may gape more, or slump in one direction.

Stems on letters may be lengthened or shortened.

Capital letters and punctuation are bolder to help with understanding sentence construction.

Spaces between letters and words are enlarged.

 

Dyslexia was developed by Christian Boer, a Dutch graphic designer, for his final thesis project at Utrecht Art Academy in the Netherlands.  Boer, who is dyslexic himself, wanted to make it easier for people with the disorder to read. According to PBS data, about 17 percent of the population is dyslexic.

Although the font was created to help people with dyslexia in particular, it also helps non-dyslexic readers to read more fluently. Research from the University of Twente and Amsterdam reported that almost 75% of students reported making fewer errors when tests were written in Dyslexie.

This was last updated in November 2015

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