[Athen] OpenDyslexic - what's the big deal?

Jiatyan Chen jiatyan at stanford.edu
Tue Apr 23 14:26:58 PDT 2019

> On 23 Apr 2019, at 06:07, Sorensen, Neal B <neal.sorensen at mnsu.edu> wrote:


> I found this study: The effect of a specialized dyslexia font, OpenDyslexic, on reading rate and accuracy

> And this one: Dyslexie font does not benefit reading in children with or without dyslexia

Thanks for the research, Neal. I've heard similar debunking from researchers, and was told to just use fonts from simple typefaces, but with increased tracking (spacing between letters). The latter has research data to back it up: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1205566109

Jiatyan Chen

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