ToolZeit – Open-Dyslexic font
What’s it do?
Open-Dyslexic font is a font that has been designed to increase readability for for some people who are dyslexic.
Shape of each letter is weighted on the bottom. Includes a special italics style.
How do you see it being used by an educator or student?
Dyslexia is a broad spectrum disorder so this font is not a panacea for every dyslexic student but it may be something to try. Anecdotal evidence exists that some users find this font very helpful. Please be aware that no formal studies are currently available that prove that this font works. For an educator that is individualizing instruction this is definitely worth a try.
How we rate it:
Ease of Use (How easy is it to learn and get started? Navigation is easy or difficult.) – 5
Looks/Aesthetics/Design (How does it look.) – 5
Editing/Customization/Feature set (Can you make it work the way you want it? Use it in different ways or is it totally locked down or very few features ) - 3
Bang for the buck (Is it cost effective? Freenium and Pricing Plans, Education Deals? Trial version available??) – 5
Educational Value (Meets the needs of teachers and/or students in or out of the classroom) - 5
Cost – Free
Open-Dyslexic Font – http://dyslexicfonts.com/
Hat tip to the Spark Podcast for sharing this http://www.cbc.ca/spark/episodes/2012/10/26/194-dyslexia-documentia-domains/
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