A new, free font has been created to help people with dyslexia read online content. The font, called OpenDyslexic, contains characters with “heavy-weighted bottoms” that prevent the letters from flipping and moving around for the dyslexic reader.
OpenDyslexic, created by Abelardo Gonzalez, has recently been built into a word processor, an ebook reader, and has been installed on school computers. Similar fonts had been previously available, but their high cost made them relatively inaccessible.
Gonzalez has stated, “The response has been great. I’ve had people emailing saying this is the first time they could read text without it looking wiggly or it has helped with other symptoms of dyslexia.”
You can download the font and learn more at www.dyslexicfonts.com/