New ‘Dyslexie’ Font Created To Help Dyslexia Sufferers
Dyslexia sufferers have a tough time with basic reading– the learning disability actually causes those afflicted to view words differently than the rest of us. They sometimes see letters flipped upside down, mirrored or even rearranged within a word.
A new typeface called Dyslexie is trying to change all that. Created by Netherlands designer Christian Boer, it thickens the bottom of some letters and slants others in an effort to make texts easier for dyslexics to read.
And it seems to be working — in a study done at the University of Twente, dyslexics who read material printed in the Dyslexie font had fewer comprehension errors than when the same material was presented in a traditional typeface. See a walkthrough of the study below: