[Athen] Fonts for dyslexia

Normajean.Brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Tue Feb 16 15:48:48 PST 2016

Hi Rachel,
As a person who is dyslexic, and wasn't diagnosed until my 30s! (and then it all made sense), I've looked at and even downloaded and used the OpenDyslexic and Dyslexie, and others, to my personal computer and campus computers. What I found for my personal use, these "dyslexic fonts" and others just weren't any more helpful than any others with a little more line spacing, spacing/kerning than normal. My favorite has become Verdana. On my campus computers, the fonts are still there for any students to use, but my students hated them and resorted back to Arial, Helvetica, Calibri, or Verdana.

NJ Brand, ATAC
Houston Community College-Northwest
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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Thompson, Rachel
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 8:39 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] Fonts for dyslexia

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.

Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
Center for Instructional Technology
University of Alabama
rsthompson2 at ua.edu<mailto:rsthompson2 at ua.edu>
124 Russell Hall
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