Open-Dyslexic Font – free download

I had a recent post on my facebook about fonts that are becoming available that have been developed for the Dyslexic reader. Wow! Like we used to say in the 70′s -”What a concept!”

These fonts could be used in so many ways: books, computer screens, worksheets and tests at school, with Word for doing schoolwork, business documents, reports, manuals, legal documents, advertising, writing of any kind – anything that requires text. The reader who posted the information about the fonts on my facebook attached a blog that talks about Kindle using these fonts – http://www.somethingoneverything.com/1/post/2012/09/dyslexia-friendly-fonts-and-open-dyslexic.html

Your brain can sometimes do funny things to letters. OpenDyslexic tries to help prevent some of these things from happening. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of gravity to each letter, helping to keep your brain from rotating them around in ways that can make them look like other letters. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent flipping and swapping.                                                  ~Open-Dyslexic~dyslexicfonts.com    

You might want to go to the website, download the fonts and experiment with them. I am going to try the fonts with the kids we work with and the people I test for Irlen Syndrome (difficulty reading text on a white background) – a common problem for Dyslexics.

I will let you know what my results are.
Cheers!
Karey Hope deGraaf
Dyslexia Victoria Online Co-founder
Karey Hope deGraaf of Dyslexia Victoria Online

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About Dyslexia Victoria Online

I have been developing and researching alternative solutions for dyslexic problems for over twenty years. The inspiration for this quest, which is what it had become, is my daughter Genevieve. She is dyslexic and after years of working at solving her problems, when she was a child, she has now overcome all of her issues and is a successful business woman, wife and mother. Today my partner, Howard deGraaf, and I are bringing our teaching methodologies through the internet to all those frustrated parents, tutors, teachers and of course, the dyslexic children and adults. Howard deGraaf, he's now my fiance, isn't Dyslexic but he is a Right Brained thinker and is a valuable asset. Just like a Dyslexic he can see the "Big Picture" and is a terrific problem solver. Many of his blog entries are observations he makes during our Dyslexia Assessments and during our Workshops and Presentations. The two of us continue to do individual assessments and we are getting many requests for presentations to teachers and Service Providers. The website continues to evolve and we are communicating with teachers and parents from all around the world. Watch for lots of changes as we continue to learn about methods and research that help individuals with Dyslexia and we get that newest information to you.
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2 Responses to Open-Dyslexic Font – free download

  1. Please go to rainbowread.com to take a look at 500 words written in my patented dyslexic style that enables some dyslexics to read faster.IKf your dyslexics cannot read well,see if they can spell out the letters in the words in the proper order.

  2. Dyslexiefont says:

    The original Dyslexie font is now free for home use
    Download it for free at http://www.dyslexiefont.com/

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