Monday, October 14, 2013

Free font to help people with dyslexia read better

I have a child with dyslexia and was interested to come across this free font called OpenDylexic.  The font is bottom heavy to keep your brain from rotating them around.  It also differentiates between l (lowercase L) and 1 (the number one) better than most fonts.

My research shows pretty good user reviews.  I tested it with my son & he loved it. This is what I showed him.  This would be appropriate for middle school-adult. (Answer at bottom of post)

I created this test for younger kids, approxiamently 1st-2nd grade: (answer at bottom of post)

Here is a link to information about the font:

A link to download the font for free:

And instructions on how to download it onto your MAC:

How to install font onto Windows PC:

Installing fonts into other operating systems:

Answer to reading example.
 Example 1, OpenDyslexic is the 2nd font.
Example 2, OpenDyslexic is the 3rd font.

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