[Athen] Fonts for dyslexia

Dan Comden danc at uw.edu
Tue Feb 16 11:12:34 PST 2016

I wouldn't bother paying for special fonts.

Not much research in this area, but I did see a presentation about fonts
and readability at the 2013 Assets conference. Here's a link to the
abstract and PDF:

Essentially subjects preferred Arial and Helvetica more than anything else,
including the OpenDyslexic font. Reading performance seemed to mirror
subject's preference.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 6:39 AM, Thompson, Rachel <rsthompson2 at ua.edu>

> We are considering adding fonts like OpenDyslexic

> <http://opendyslexic.org/> or Dyslexie <http://www.dyslexiefont.com/en/> to

> our computers. Do you have experience with these or other, similar fonts?

> Do you or your users have a preference?


> Thanks for any input.

> Rachel


> Dr. Rachel S. Thompson

> Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility

> Center for Instructional Technology

> University of Alabama

> http://accessibility.ua.edu

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