Yes! There is a workaround. Using a program such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop, you can create your .svg file. This will allow you to include this unique font in other programs. The dyslexia font was developed by Abelardo Gonzalez, one of our co-founders, and is included in the iReadWrite iPad App to help students with Dyslexia read better digitally.
Yes, there is a way. In case you don’t know, the OpenDyslexic font is a free font created by Abelardo Gonzalez in order to relieve some of the symptoms of Dyslexia. Several OpenDyslexic resources are available, including the read-write iPad App, which helps increase readability.
OpenDyslexic helps improve the reading speed and accuracy of people with Dyslexia by increasing the contrast between individual letters using unique shapes and a bolder weighted bottom line.
The OpenDyslexic font was intended to help readers with Dyslexia. Some of the benefits of using OpenDyslexic can include increased reading speed, increased accuracy, boosted self-esteem, and more.
It is free to download. However, there is an option to donate. I highly advise donating something to help continue this beneficial resource.
Easy to download, simple to use!
It’s so simple to use. Just enter your email address, open the email and click the link. When you click on the link, you are taken to their website, where you can download the appropriate version. A zip file is included with the download.
There are four file types you will receive: regular, italic, bold, and bold italic. Click on each file, and the notepad file will open ready for installation. It only takes seconds! Open up a Word document to try it out.
- use images and diagrams alongside text
- align text to the left
- for consistency
- when possible highlight your message with audio and video
- and keep your content simple, concise, and short
- If possible, provide variations for the background and text
- Include prompts and reminders from previous pages
- Include headings and images
- and a glossary for jargon and abbreviations
What not to do
- use long sections of heavy text – use bullets when possible
- use too many abbreviations or double negatives (e.g., The results are not inconclusive)
- use italics, write in caps, or underline too many words
- rely on users remembering essential facts from previous pages/slides.
- Place importance on accurate spelling. Use autocorrect or provide suggestions
- put too much information in one place. Spread out the news and use images where possible