Here’s a great tip for those struggling to read – a special font helps with dyslexia.
In Clinton, Mississippi, students with dyslexia have a tool for help with reading and schoolwork.
Lori Snider, the district’s instructional technologist encountered a font called Dyslexie. It was designed by a dyslexic graphic designer. His intent was to make reading more accessible and less frustrating.
The font helps some letters and punctuation stand out with a heavy base line, alternating stick and tail lengths, larger than normal openings, and a slant that is semi cursive.
“It gives students additional clues to what the letters may be,” said Lisa Oswalt, assistive technology coordinator and speech pathologist.
After Snider purchased the font the district made it available on all the teachers’ computers.
Often people with dyslexia see letters upside down or backwards. The letters may appear to jump around.