Font created to help dyslexics
Dutch designer Christian Boer has created a font to help people with dyslexia read letters easier.
Traditional fonts cause people with dyslexia to switch around letters because they look too similar. The font, Dyslexie, was created to avoid that issue.
Dyslexie uses letters with “heavy base lines, alternating stick/tail lengths, larger-than-normal openings and a semi-cursive slant,” according to the website.
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the U.S and affects people in all educational and ethnic backgrounds. One in five people have dyslexia.
According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, Latinos and African Americans are oftentimes diagnosed less frequently and not offered the proper services and treatment. To help, they created the Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative to educate those communities.
Dyslexie is available for download for home use, as well as educational and business.