The OpenDyslexic Font Makes it Easier For Dyslexics to Read

By: Trenton Millar - Published: • References: dyslexicfonts & ohgizmo
With one in every 10 people having dyslexia, Aberlardo Gonzales could not have chosen a better time to create the OpenDyslexic font to make reading easier for those with the ailment. The font uses thicker lines at the bottom of letters, which reduces a symptom of dyslexia that causes images to look as though they are rotating.

Gonzales' font is not a completely new idea. Font maker Christian Boer sent a cease and desist letter to Gonzales claiming that Gonzales copied a commercial dyslexic-targeted font. It seems to me that a font like this shouldn't be charged for -- shouldn't everyone be able to read, and isn't that in the best interest of those who are making content as well?

Luckily Gonzales' OpenDyslexic font is still available for free, so check it out. Stats for Dyslexia-Defeating Typography Trending: Older & Mild
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