OpenDyslexic: A typeface for Dyslexia

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18 March 2023

Dyslexie is a special font that’s easier for dyslexic people to read than standard type.  It’s free for personal use and easy to include in Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint for Windows or Mac .

The font is specially designed, making it easier for the eye/brain to distinguish similar letters.

For example, the slight incline reduces the confusion between b  and d

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Or varying heights to make v and w clearer.

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For all that, Dyslexie is still quite readable by anyone.  It might look a little odd or askew, that’s all.

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There are Dyslexie options to view or edit existing documents or  PDF with Dyslexie instead of the original fonts.

A Google Chrome extension will swap fonts on a web page for Dyslexie

Here’s how to add Dyslexie to existing documents or make a Dyslexie version.

Downloading Dyslexie

Click the Order button at https://www.dyslexiefont.com/en/order/ and choose your user type.

A single home user can download the basic font pack free.

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The download is a regular TrueType font that’s compatible with both Windows and Mac.

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Install the font as usual on Windows or Mac and it’ll appear in the font list.

Using Dyslexie

Dyslexie is just like any other font but it’s special nature means you may not want to use it as a regular font.  Rather, apply dyslexie to make a secondary version of the original document,

For example, a regular exam paper or class reading can have a few copies using Dyslexie for those that need it.

Swap fonts in Word

There are various ways to temporarily swap fonts in Word.  The best option is to alter the styles. Choose Modify Style then choose Dyslexie font.  Print or make PDF the Dyslexie version then switch back to the original font.

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Alternatively, use Advanced Replace to switch an existing font for Dyslexie.

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Whether you Modify Style or Replace fonts, Undo is available.  You can print/save to PDF then click Undo to switch the document back to its regular fonts.

If you’re doing the font swap regularly, you might want to make a separate Word template.

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Best Fonts for Dyslexia and Why They Work

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According to the International Dyslexia Association , as much as 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. population may have symptoms of dyslexia. Those include slow or inaccurate reading, weak spelling, and poor writing. While not all reading problems are caused by dyslexia, some of the same accommodations can help many struggling students. Using the best fonts for dyslexia is one way you can help.

How do these fonts work?

First, it’s important to understand that switching to a different font will not magically “cure” dyslexia, but they can be helpful. As long as you don’t neglect other proven strategies for helping those with dyslexia (and other learning disorders), these fonts are just one more tool in your toolkit.

According to research , the best fonts for dyslexia (and other learning disorders) share these characteristics:

Infographic showing the different between fonts with serifs and fonts without

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This term literally means “without serif.” Serifs are those little projections at the ends of letters some fonts use to make them look a little fancier. Times New Roman is a classic example of a serif font, while Arial is a common sans serif option.

Non-Italic, Non-Oblique

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Oblique fonts are a slanted version of a font, while italic fonts have a slanted and more stylized appearance. Either way, this style significantly reduces readability, so stick to upright fonts, also known as roman style.

Graphic showing the difference between monospace and proportional fonts- best fonts for dyslexia

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In a monospace font, each letter (and space) takes up the same amount of horizontal space on a line. The opposite is proportional or variable-width fonts. Monospace fonts are harder to find these days, but there are some good options out there.

Specially designed fonts like Dyslexie and OpenDyslexic add one more feature. They strive to make the differences in mirrored letters like “d” and “b” more obvious, with subtle changes to their appearance. Some researchers feel that special fonts like Dyslexie don’t offer any true benefits at all . But they also say there’s no harm in trying them out.

Best Standard Fonts for Dyslexia

With those criteria in mind, these four standard picks are typically recommended as the best fonts for dyslexia . They’re available on pretty much every computer, so consider setting one of them as your default.

This sans serif, non-italic font isn’t monospaced, but Arial is still a good choice as long as you don’t italicize it.

If you’re looking for a serif font, try Courier. It’s monospaced, which makes it easier to read than its cousin Times New Roman.

Here’s another sans serif font to try. Note that like Arial, it’s not monospaced, but it is still clear and easy to read.

Another font that’s not monospaced but is sans serif, Verdana is overall rated as fairly easy to read.

Specially Designed Fonts for Dyslexia

There are a few fonts on the market that may or may not make a real difference for those with dyslexia. While the research is still out, it doesn’t hurt to give them a try.

In Dyslexie , letters have heavier bottoms, slightly adjusted shapes, and longer sticks. This is a licensed font, and you’ll need to pay to use it in all your programs. Learn more about Dyslexie here.

OpenDyslexic (Best Fonts for Dyslexia)

OpenDyslexic is a free font and uses heavier bottoms and irregular shapes just like Dyslexie. Find out more about OpenDyslexic here.

Other Good Fonts for Dyslexia

Calibri, Trebuchet, Open Sans, Comic Sans, Tahoma, Century Gothic

Try not to shudder, but Comic Sans is often recommended for folks with dyslexia . The irregular design of the letters makes it easier to read. (Only “b” and “d” are true mirrors.) 

You can also try Century Gothic, Trebuchet, Calibri, Open Sans, and Tahoma, among others. In general, just remember to choose simple fonts without serifs that provide good spacing between letters. Avoid fonts that are “condensed,” and don’t use italicized versions.

Have we missed one of the best fonts for dyslexia? Want to talk with other educators on how to help students with dyslexia succeed? Join the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook to share your thoughts and ask for advice.

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Jill Staake is a Contributing Editor with WeAreTeachers. She has a degree in Secondary English Education and has taught in middle and high school classrooms. She's also done training and curriculum design for a financial institution and been a science museum educator. She currently lives in Tampa, Florida where she often works on her back porch while taking frequent breaks for bird-watching and gardening.

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I teach chemistry, physics, and math. I’ve used Tahoma for a long time because uppercase I, lowercase L, and the number 1 all look different, not like in this font.

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Do Dyslexia Fonts Actually Work?

Specialized fonts for students with dyslexia are gaining in popularity. But they’re based on a key misconception, experts warn.

In 1927, Samuel Orton, a neuropsychiatrist, observed that many of his young patients with reading difficulties reversed similar letters, confusing d for b , for example. Concluding that the condition was caused by “directional confusion ,” he coined the term strephosymbolia , meaning “twisted symbol.” The characterization, but not the coinage, stuck—and fueled early speculation that what came to be known as dyslexia was a visual disorder that caused printed letters to appear as a confusing, jumbled mess.

Since then, a cottage industry of dyslexia-focused products has emerged, hawking everything from prisms to tinted glasses and transparent color overlays. One website catering to dyslexic readers—whose tagline promises to solve “complicated problems with a simple solution”—sells prism glasses, offering up a slew of testimonials touting the product’s benefits. “My reading has improved from 4th grade to college level,” exclaims one satisfied wearer.

In the last decade, another contender—typographic fonts designed to alleviate the reading difficulties associated with dyslexia—has entered the popular discourse. The simple, classroom-friendly intervention claims to improve the speed and accuracy of dyslexic readers by adjusting the size and shape of fonts, adding thicker lines to help students distinguish between similar letters. The designers of the fonts claim that the “heaviness” of the letters, for example, prevents them from flipping upside-down or left-to-right, while the arms—the top of a b or d , for example—have varying thicknesses to reduce possible confusion.

According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity , dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting one in five children. Students with dyslexia often struggle to read, prompting teachers to search far and wide for helpful remedies. The market for solutions is large and alluring.

But the new fonts—and the odd assortment of paraphernalia that came before them—assume that dyslexia is a visual problem rooted in imprecise letter recognition. That’s a myth, explains Joanne Pierson, a speech-language pathologist at the University of Michigan. “Contrary to popular belief, the core problem in dyslexia is not reversing letters (although it can be an indicator),” she writes . The difficulty lies in identifying the discrete units of sound that make up words and “matching those individual sounds to the letters and combinations of letters in order to read and spell.” 

In other words, dyslexia is a language-based processing difference, not a vision problem, despite the popular and enduring misconceptions. “Even when carefully explained, soundly discredited, or decisively dispatched, these and similar dyslexia myths and their vision-based suppositions seem to rise from the dead—like the villain-who-just-won’t-die trope in a B movie,” the International Dyslexia Association forcefully asserts .

Dyslexia Fonts, Under the Microscope

Under close scrutiny, the evidence for dyslexia-friendly fonts falls apart. In a 2017 study , for example, researchers tested whether OpenDyslexic, a popular font with thicker lines near the bottom of the letters, could improve the reading rate and accuracy for young children with dyslexia. According to the developers of the font, which is open-source and free of charge, the “heaviness” of the letters prevented them from turning upside down for readers with dyslexia, which they claimed would improve reading accuracy and speed. 

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Researchers put the font to the test, comparing it with two other popular fonts designed for legibility—Arial and Times New Roman—and discovered that the purportedly dyslexia-friendly font actually reduced reading speed and accuracy. In addition, none of the students preferred to read material in OpenDyslexic, a surprising rebuke for a font specifically designed for the task.

In a separate 2018 study , researchers compared another popular dyslexia font—Dyslexie, which charges a fee for usage—with Arial and Times New Roman and found no benefit to reading accuracy and speed. As with the previous dyslexia font, children expressed a preference for the mainstream fonts. “All in all, the font Dyslexie, developed to facilitate the reading of dyslexic people, does not have the desired effect,” the researchers concluded. “Children with dyslexia do not read better when text is printed in the font Dyslexie than when text is printed in Arial or Times New Roman.”

“I don’t necessarily think teachers need to go and get a special font,” says Julie Rawe, a member of W3C’s Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Task Force and a reading and disability expert at Understood . “So far, the research doesn’t really have a lot of evidence showing that these special fonts help kids or adults with dyslexia to read faster or make fewer mistakes.”

Giving False Hope

Dyslexia fonts may also give students false hope—and result in disappointment, the researchers of the 2017 study warn. “The most harm may come when students who have already experienced significant struggle and academic failures related to learning to read have yet another experience with failure when they are not able to read significantly better in a font designed to do so,” they caution.

That’s because children with dyslexia often have to deal with the stigma of being behind their peers, and they may conclude that they’re not smart enough to master the materials, according to a 2010 study . If a child is told that a dyslexia font can help them read, but it doesn’t actually improve their grades or their reading experience, they may assume that the problem lies with their own inability—not with the font.

Legible Fonts and Evidence-Based Instruction

Fonts do matter, experts at the British Dyslexia Association  explain, but only because they matter for all readers: “Adopting best practice for dyslexic readers has the advantage of making all written communication easier on the eye for everyone.” They recommend fonts designed for general legibility, like Arial, Verdana, and Tahoma. For better reading outcomes, font size should be between 12 and 14 points, and section headings should be used to create a consistent structure within your documents, easing navigation and supporting better sense-making.

Of course, typography is just one small part of the puzzle. Most children with dyslexia can learn to read—but it takes considerably more time and effort than for their peers, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity . Reading instruction should be “evidence-based, systematic, and delivered in a small group setting,” they say, and should include explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics, with many opportunities to practice reading skills in a supportive environment. The International Dyslexia Association recommends a “multisensory, structured language approach” that systematically integrates several senses (hearing, seeing, touching) while the child is learning to read.

Classroom accommodations such as audiobooks, note-taking apps, video recordings of assignment instructions, and text-to-speech software can help students with dyslexia feel supported and accepted, explains former literacy teacher Jessica Hamman. Tasks that appear simple to most students may take extra time for those with dyslexia, so it’s important to provide tools “that take into account their unique processing challenges and allow them to demonstrate their content understanding and access the curriculum with more ease,” she says.

The Takeaway

On scores of reading speed and accuracy, dyslexia fonts perform no better than common fonts like Arial and Times New Roman, and sometimes they perform worse, according to recent studies. Even using dyslexia fonts with neutral effects can raise false hopes in struggling young readers, contributing to feelings of helplessness and discouragement.  

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The typeface that helps dyslexics read

Scrabble pieces spell out the word "Dyslexia" (Credit: Kevin Mooney/Alamy)

Christian Boer always struggled with reading. When confronted with a page of text, the letters would twist and jumble together into an incomprehensible mess.

It was not until his mother overheard a conversation her husband was having with another teacher about dyslexia that she realised why her son might be having so much trouble.

“In class I would think of excuses about why I was struggling – I was tired or it just wasn’t my day,” says Boer. “But when everyone else would be finished and I had only made my way through half a page, I began to doubt myself. You start to think, ‘am I stupid?’

“Then my mother heard this remedial teacher explaining to my dad about dyslexia and she asked her to test me.”

Boer was six when he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Despite the extra help he received at school, he still struggled with long pages of typed text. Years later, while studying art at HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht, Holland, he decided to do something about his problem: he designed his own typeface.

Christian Boer tweaked similar looking letters like "b" and "d" so they could not be easily confused (Credit: Christian Boer)

Christian Boer tweaked similar looking letters like "b" and "d" so they could not be easily confused (Credit: Christian Boer)

Dyslexie is a font that aims to overcome some of the problems that people with dyslexia can have when reading. Due to the way their brains process visual information, they will often subconsciously switch, rotate and mirror letters , making it harder to recognise the characters.

It is thought that their brains start treating two-dimensional letters as three-dimensional objects that can be freely manipulated.

When this happens, the letter “b” can look like a “d”… or a “p” or a “q”. It is easy to see why this can quickly become confusing.

“Traditionally in typeface design, there are ‘rules’ that say it is best to make the letters as uniform as possible,” says Boer, now 36. “If you make the arch of an “h” the same as an “n”, it produces a typeface that is clean and quiet for ordinary readers. For me, these letters become three dimensional so you can turn them around and they begin to look alike. What I wanted to do was to slap these 3D letters flat.”

Instead of keeping the letters a uniform size, some have longer “sticks” that help to make them stand out more in words

He set about finding ways that would make it easier to distinguish different letters from each other. One key change was to make the letters bottom heavy, so they are bolder at the base than at the top.

“It is like fixing a brick onto a bicycle wheel,” he explains. “If you turn the wheel, the brick will always fall to the bottom. With the letters, if you turn them upside down, they look unnatural as the heavy side should be on the bottom.”

Unlike many traditional typefaces, the Dyslexie font is strongly asymmetric. Instead of keeping the letters a uniform size, some have longer “sticks” that help to make them stand out more in words. Similarly, letters that look alike, such as “v”, “w” and “y”, vary in their height when they are typed.

The shapes of the letters are also asymmetric, with the top of a “b” being narrower than the top of a “d”, making them easier to distinguish.

“These shapes are based far more on handwriting than other fonts,” says Boer. Many dyslexic people find reading handwritten text easier than when it is typed.

By making the upright sticks on letters longer it reduces the chance of dyslexics confusing them (Credit: Christian Boer)

By making the upright sticks on letters longer it reduces the chance of dyslexics confusing them (Credit: Christian Boer)

“There is movement in it,” explains Boer. “The way we learn to write can often determine the shape of the letters and so it might be why our brains find them easier to distinguish.”

Many of the letters in Dyslexie also feature unusual serifs – the small lines added to the end of a stroke in a letter – that make them easier to distinguish. While serif fonts like Times New Roman are often hard for dyslexics to read, because the ticks at the tips on each stroke obscure the shape of the letter, Boer found adding certain serifs could help. On the letter “u”, for example, the vertical stick on the right-hand-side features a tapered flick to make it longer than the stick on the “n”.

“It makes the ‘u’ look unnatural when you put it upside down,” says Boer.

Capital letters are also bolder than other letters to help them stand out – a tweak that Boer added to help himself deal with his own difficulties.

“I often forget or miss the capital letters when I am writing, so by making them stand out more it helps me,” he explains. But after sending the font to other dyslexics he found he had to tone the tweak down. “Those with only mild dyslexia found the bold capitals difficult, so I have reduced it slightly so they don’t impair their reading but still can help those with more severe dyslexia.”

I had no idea there were so many people out there suffering from dyslexia – Christian Boer

Initially, Boer produced the font as a project for his art degree at university. But he found there was a real demand for what he had produced, prompting him to turn it into a usable typeface that can be installed onto computers.

“I had initially thought I probably use it on my own computer to help me when I left college and started working,” he said. “I had no idea there were so many people out there suffering from dyslexia.”

In fact, between 10% and 20% of the population are thought to have some form of dyslexia. It is estimated that more than 700 million children and adults worldwide are at risk of lifelong literacy and social exclusion as a result of the condition.

Making the lettering bolder on the bottom makes it harder to mentally flip them upside down as they look unnatural (Credit: Christian Boer)

Making the lettering bolder on the bottom makes it harder to mentally flip them upside down as they look unnatural (Credit: Christian Boer)

Research conducted at the University of Twente has shown that dyslexic readers make fewer mistakes when reading text in Boer’s font, while eye tracking experiments conducted at France’s University of Lille also have shown that the gaze of dyslexics’ children flows more easily across a page of text using the font than other more traditional fonts.

Boer’s font is by no means the only typeface for people with dyslexia. Natascha Frensch, a graphic designer at the Royal College of Art, produced a font known as Read Regular in 2003 and the British Dyslexia Association also recommends using Arial, Comic Sans or Century Gothic. But Boer’s font exaggerates the asymmetry far more than these fonts to make them even easier to read. The demand for Dyslexie has been high. Since making the typeface available online in 2011, it has been downloaded more than 300,000 times, mainly by home users, but also by schools, universities and businesses.

“I just wish I had something like this when I was younger,” says Boer.

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Fonts and Browser Extensions That Help Those with Dyslexia Read the Web

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Dyslexia is a learning condition characterized by difficulties with reading and, to a lesser extent, writing. As the web is full of written content, the right fonts and extensions can make consuming digital content much easier for those with dyslexia.

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Anything that’s written in a digital format must use a font. Whether it’s a Word document, a web page, a spreadsheet, subtitles on a video, or any words written down, they all use a font.

People with dyslexia often “see” letters swapping places, turning back to front, melting together, or just generally changing in ways that make it difficult or impossible to read. The right font can help stop these problems, or at least alleviate them enough that reading is possible.

There are two big names in the world of dyslexia fonts: OpenDyslexic and Dyslexie Font . Both are popular, both are free, and you can install one or both and use them whenever you want.

If you’ve never installed a font before, we’ve written a guide that covers Windows, Mac, and Linux , and also a guide for iPads and iPhones . After you’ve installed your font, you can change the default font in your web browser , Word , PowerPoint , Excel , Outlook , and many other apps you use regularly.

If you want to know more about dyslexia-friendly fonts, including other options, the science behind the readability of different fonts, and more, Read & Spell has a comprehensive article for you.

Browser Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

So much of modern life is mediated through the internet that making your browser more dyslexia-friendly is a must.

The most popular browser extension (based on downloads) is Helperbird, available for both Chrome and Firefox .

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Helperbird has a wide range of options, including changing fonts to dyslexia-friendly ones such as OpenDyslexic, changing colors, text-to-speech, tint overlay, and much more.

This is all great stuff, but the downside is that Helperbird’s free version includes only a few of the options. If you want all of the functionality, it’ll set you back $4.99 a month . This might be easily worth it, or you might feel it’s not.

If you want a free alternative to Helperbird, you’ll have to install multiple extensions.

Font Changes

There are different font-changing options for Chrome and Firefox. For Chrome, Dyslexia Friendly changes the font to a dyslexia-friendly font (OpenDyslexic or Comic Sans), provides contrasting colors for odd and even paragraphs, and adds a reading ruler.

For Firefox, Mobile Dyslexic changes the font to OpenDyslexic and does nothing else. If you want a reading ruler in Firefox, try Ruler . This does one simple thing very well: It adds a line under text that your cursor is on to help your eyes stay on the right line.

Color Changes

For color changes, Midnight Lizard for both Chrome and Firefox is your go-to extension.

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It will let you change colors, color schemes, brightness, saturation, contrast, hues, and much more. It works on anything you open in your browser, including PDFs.

Text-to-Speech

The third major piece of Helperbird functionality to replace is the text-to-speech component. For that, you’ll need Read Aloud, available for both Chrome and Firefox .

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This open-source extension features multiple male and female voices and lets you control the speed and pitch of the reading. It also highlights the text as it’s read and will read PDFs that you open in your browser.

The extension is free. If you’re concerned it says in-app purchases are available, know that these are for people who want to use text-to-speech cloud service providers, such as Google Wavenet, Amazon Polly, IBM Watson, and Microsoft.

If you don’t know what that means, you’ll never use them, so don’t worry. Everything you need in this app is free.

If these do enough for you, there’s no need to splash out on Helperbird, although the free version on its own will almost certainly be useful.

Features Built In to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft’s Edge browser natively has several accessibility features, so you won’t need much in the way of extensions.

Across all the Office suite—which includes Edge—Microsoft has embedded Learning Tools that give users the ability to have content read aloud. These tools also allow users to adjust settings to break the words into syllables and alter text size or background colors.

The main learning tool is what Microsoft calls “ immersive reader .” This is where text-to-speech, text size and spacing, and speech highlighting are provided. You can read about how to use it in Edge here .

This all sounds good in theory, but in practice, there’s one glaring problem: Nowhere in Edge does it explain how to turn any of the features on. The only exception to this is a “Read Aloud” option in the main menu. It turns on text-to-speech; to access all of the other tools, you need to click Ctrl+Shift+R to put Edge into “Reading View,” which displays a toolbar of options.

Edge's "Reading view" options.

From here, you can do things like turn on line focus, change the background color, set font spacing, and use grammar tools to break words into syllables and highlight words to show if they’re nouns, verbs, or adjectives.

This is all great stuff, and Microsoft should be getting plaudits for including it by default. Instead, it’s hidden behind a keyboard shortcut that no one would ever know about without being told. However, let’s focus on the positives here: Edge provides good accessibility tools by default and for free, without you needing any extensions.

Features Built In to Safari

Safari makes use of your Mac’s built-in text-to-speech functionality . It also provides a Reader view that strips away extraneous noise and lets you change the font, font size, and background color (but only to white, black, gray, or sepia).

This functionality is definitely better than nothing, but it’s not as good as Edge. We were also unable to find a single dyslexia-friendly browser extension for Safari, let alone anything that would match up to Helperbird or Midnight Lizard.

However, if you have an iPad or iPhone, there’s an alternative. ER Browser has been designed specifically to cater for dyslexia and visual stress and allows you to change the font (to OpenDyslexic, Arial, Verdana, or others), font size, letter spacing, and website background colors.

It’s not a fully-featured browser like Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, but for simple reading, it’ll give you better functionality than Safari. Given all the options though, we’d recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge rather than an alternative browser.

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Do dyslexia fonts help?

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At a glance

Lots of people prefer using “dyslexia fonts” over other fonts.

These fonts don’t improve reading.

But they do have features that may help reading feel more comfortable for some people.

With dyslexia , reading skills can improve with the right type of help. But the challenges don’t disappear. Can “dyslexia-friendly” fonts help? If you’ve heard of dyslexia fonts, you may wonder if they help people with dyslexia read better.

The short answer is no. Researchers have studied these typefaces. So far, they haven’t found evidence that the fonts help kids or adults read faster and with fewer mistakes . Still, there are reasons some people with dyslexia (and others) like to use these fonts.

Dyslexia fonts use thicker lines in parts of letters. The letters are slanted a bit. And letters that have sticks and tails ( b , d , and p ) vary in length. Some people with dyslexia like this and find it helpful. People without dyslexia might like those features, too.

There are many typefaces available, and lots of people have one that they prefer to others. They just find that font more comfortable.

Using a specific font isn’t a treatment for dyslexia . That’s because dyslexia is an issue with language, not vision. But there’s no reason not to try different typefaces, including “dyslexia fonts,” to find the one that’s easiest to read.

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A dyslexia-friendly font is a font that is easy for people with dyslexia to read. Here are our top dyslexia-friendly fonts:

What are the best dyslexia fonts?

1. open-dyslexic.

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We have used this font in the thumbnail designs for our YouTube videos . This font was released in 2011. It is considered dyslexia-friendly because it is mostly sans-serif. Ablerado Gonzalez created this font in order “to help dyslexic readers.”

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This is a very popular sans-serif font that is legible for dyslexics. Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders created the font for IBM in 1982. Our blog contributor April uses this font to type Microsoft Word documents because she thinks it is an easy font for those with dyslexia to read.

3. Comic Sans

Vincent Connare created this font in 1994. It was inspired by typefaces used for comics and graphic novels. While a lot of people have scorned at this font for being childish and unprofessional, it is still legible for people with dyslexia because as its name suggests. It has no serifs.

Verdana was designed by Matthew Carter in 1994 and released by Microsoft in 1996. It was designed for legibility on computer, phone and tablet screens as well as legibility in printed form.

Matthew Carter also created the Tahoma font for Microsoft in 1995 and it was re-released in 2006. This font is similar in appearance to Verdana except that the letters appear taller. Tahoma was created. “to address the challenges of on-screen display, particularly in small sizes in dialogue boxes and menus.

6. Century Gothic

Century Gothic was designed in 1990 and it is influenced by geometric sans-serif styles from the 1920s and 1930s. Its rounded appearance in a few capital letters and most of its lowercase letters makes it “ideal for children’s books, school use, and language teaching.” Its sans-serif format makes it legible for dyslexics.

7. Trebuchet (AKA Trebuchet MS)

This font was released in 2007 as a Microsoft 365 (formerly called Office 365) default font in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. It has a similar appearance to Trebuchet, particularly the lowercase G. It was also designed for legibility on computer, phone and tablet screens.

9. Open Sans

Open Sans is another humanist Sans-Serif font that Steve Matteson developed between 2010 and 2011. It resembles the Trebuchet and Calibri fonts.

10. Helvetica

This is the oldest font in this list because it was designed in 1957. Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann designed it at the Haas Foundry in Munchenstein, Switzerland. It was originally named Neue Haas Grotesk, but the German Stempel foundry renamed it Helvetica in 1961 when they produced different versions of it.

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A font is a formal set of text characters, including letters, numbers and punctuation, created by a graphic designer in a particular style. Not all fonts are created equal and some typefaces may be more or less accessible for readers with visual impairments, visual processing disorders and dyslexia. For example, Dyslexie font is a font designed specifically for dyslexic readers. OpenDyslexic was also designed for people with dyslexia. Additional factors such as letter spacing, the spacing between words and lines on a page, font size, text color and background can all affect readability and reading speed.

For students who are developing literacy skills at school, it’s important to work with text that is easy to read—especially when it comes to composing written work on a computer. If dyslexia is an issue, letters that look similar may be confused or fonts with too much visual noise can cause stress and interrupt reading (1). For this reason parents and teachers may wish to expose a child to various dyslexia-friendly fonts and make adjustments based on the child’s preferences.

It is also possible to change computer-displays and word processors to reflect an optimal typeface for every student. Keep in mind there are many different kinds of dyslexia so there is no one size fits all dyslexia font.

Some fonts are more readable than others

Letters differ in their design, including their height, weight and shape. Families of fonts are referred to as typefaces and come installed on word processors. The most common typefaces for online materials are sans-serif fonts that lack any special flourishes at the end of strokes and have a modern and simple look.

Consider the capital letter E which can have a serif or vertical line at the end of the middle bar. Sans-serif fonts would not include this line and are therefore more streamlined. They also tend to be more dyslexia-friendly than other typeface families.

As the British Dyslexia Association explains "Some dyslexic people have expressed strong feelings about typefaces, but there is no agreement apart from saying it should be sans serif."

Verdana is an example of a popular sans-serif font that was created for Microsoft Corporation and intended to be easy to read in a smaller font size and on lower-resolution screens. 

Examples of different fonts including Times New Roman and Arial

On the other hand, fonts like Georgia and Times New Roman are often harder for people with dyslexia to read given they have tails and other features that complicate the basic letter shapes. Fonts used for printed material can vary depending on the design and the text’s purpose and you may find different typefaces are more commonly used for headings or body text.

The familiarity of a reader with a font is one factor that influences readability. Typefaces that are more commonly encountered may be easier to process. Nonetheless, individual differences in readers, such as the presence of a specific learning difficulty, can also affect readability. 

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based specific learning difficulty or difference that affects the way an individual processes language. Dyslexia  can look different for everyone and no two individuals will have the same collection or severity of symptoms.

Nonetheless, dyslexia often makes it harder for individuals to split words into their component sounds, affecting decoding skills in reading and spelling. If left untreated, it can cause a child to fall behind his or her peers at school.

Fortunately, there are plenty of strategies and classroom accommodations that can help dyslexic children overcome the challenges associated with developing literacy skills and achieve their full potential at school.

Learn more about dyslexia in these articles on classroom accommodations for dyslexia , spelling strategies for students with dyslexia , strategies for dyslexic readers  and  motivational quotes for the dyslexic students .

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What makes a font dyslexia-friendly?

While the majority of fonts were designed to be aesthetically pleasing, there are some dyslexia-friendly options that were created with functionality in mind. People with dyslexia often struggle to differentiate certain pairs of letters, but by changing the height, weighting and center axis of a letter, you can make it look different. It’s also possible to put it on a slant and adjust the empty space to help differentiate it as a shape. For example, letters built out of circles may have wider openings added and the bits that go up and down on some letters, commonly referred to as extenders, can be lengthened.   By making each letter unique, graphic designers reduce the chance that one letter will be mistaken for the other during reading. This works especially well for mirror letters like b/d and p/q.  It also helps for the letter l and the number 1, f/t and a/o/c.

Sometimes a dyslexic reader will confuse letter combinations such as rn for the single letter m. By changing the curve of the arch and adjusting the r’s width, designers can reduce the likelihood that this error will occur.

Certain fonts also render capital letters and punctuation in bold to enhance their visibility. These adjustments may help students who struggle with visual processing disorders as well.

Fonts for dyslexic students

Keep in mind that different fonts work better than others at preventing certain kinds of errors so the best font will depend on the preference of the dyslexic individual who will be using it.

Designed by Christian Boer who is himself dyslexic, Dyslexie font was created in the Netherlands as part of a thesis project.

OpenDyslexic

Alberado Gonzalez is a graphic designer who based this font on DejaVu Sans. It has since been used in several eye-tracking studies.

Lexia Readable

This is a free option with good differentiation between the letters b and d .

Read Regular

While not expressly designed for people with dyslexia, this is a common font used by children’s book publishers. It was created at the Royal Art College.

This font is for people with visual impairment and hasn’t been tested specifically for dyslexic readers.

While highly recommended, Sassoon must be purchased and can be expensive.

Other dyslexia-friendly fonts

Additional options include Barrington Stoke , Myriad Pro , which is a very clean font and Century Gothic , which has geometric letters that can make reading easier in the same way as text written in all capital letters does.

What the research with dyslexic fonts says

What the research says

Some researchers have tried to validate dyslexia-friendly fonts by studying reading when text is printed in different styles. A common method is to employ an eye-tracking machine which records how the reader moves through a piece of text, navigating different words, speeding up, slowing down and going back to re-read bits.

Unfortunately, no direct evidence has been found regarding the benefit of any one font (2) --although they have found that children learning to read benefit from larger text sizes . This may be due to variability among participants and hidden variables, such as familiarity with typeface. For example, one study found that the control font was read one word-per-minute faster than OpenDyslexic, but Arial is a fairly common typeface that participants were likely to have used in the past (4).

Studies have also found that adjusting letter-spacing increased reading speeds and decreased errors in children with dyslexia (3).

And while speed is an important factor, so is accuracy and reading comfort. If a dyslexic-specific font can make the process of reading more enjoyable, it will help children stay motivated when reading is a struggle.

Tips for parents and teachers

Typing vs. handwriting

Writing by hand can be tricky for students who struggle with dyslexia. They may waste a lot of time worrying about spelling or have trouble reading their own writing. For students with dysgraphia or dyspraxia writing by hand can actually be physically painful in addition to frustrating.

That’s why teaching kids to touch-type is often recommended. In this way, they can harness muscle memory in the fingers to help with spelling and have access to different fonts in which to proofread their work.

The Touch-type Read and Spell program is a dyslexia-friendly tool in which students learn keyboarding skills using a phonics-based approach. It’s delivered in a multi-sensory way as students see letters and letter combinations, hear their sounds played aloud and type the corresponding keys.

TTRS helps to strengthen decoding skills and the inclusion of high-frequency vocabulary also gives kids an advantage with sight-reading. It offers a choice of fonts.

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Do you have dyslexia? Which font do you use when writing on the computer? Are there any fonts you know you struggle with? Leave us a comment in the box below to let us know.

Are you a teacher? Which font do you commonly use for your printed materials? Do you have any tips to share with other educators on selecting the best typeface for the classroom? We look forward to hearing from you.

1) Blau, V., Reithler, J., van Atteveldt, N., Seitz, J., Gerretsen, P., Goebel, R. & Blomert, L. (2010). Deviant processing of letters and speech sounds as proximate cause of reading failure: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of dyslexic children. Brain , 133 (1), 868-879. 2) Kuster, S., van Weerdenburg, M., Gompel, M. & Bostman, A. (2018). Dyslexie font does not benefit reading in children with or without dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 68 (1), 25-42. 3) Zorzi, M., Barbiero, C. Facoetti, A. Lonciari, I., Carrozzi, M., Montico, M. Bravar, L., George, F., Pech-Georgel, C. & Ziegler, J. (2012). Extra-large letter spacing improves reading in dyslexia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 109 , 11455–11459. 4) Wery,  J. & Diliberto, J. (2017). The effect of a specialized dyslexia font, OpenDyslexic, on reading rate and accuracy. Annals of Dyslexia , 67 (2), 114-127.

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Quick Facts about Dyslexia Font and Styles:

Fonts Designed for Dyslexics

Below is a look at some of the major fonts developed for dyslexics, why they were developed, how they are supposed to work, and what the research (if any) has shown about them thus far.

The terms Font and Typeface are often used interchangeably, but in fact they have different meanings...

Font: The delivery mechanism for printing. The medium

Typeface: Refers to the artistic design of the letters, numbers and symbols. The media.

One sentence captures the distinction...."I like the typeface of that dyslexia font."

Unique Font Characteristics:

Research Findings:

A masters thesis by Renske de Leeuw of the University of Twente found Dyslexie had no effect on reading speed but found an overall reduction in reading errors. Dyslexie was compared only against Arial and the sample size for the study was just 43, including 21 dyslexic readers. Though often cited by the design studio, the study is essentially neutral on the font's benefit. Perhaps they think people don't actually read it.

Open Dyslexic

OpenDyslexic was created by American Abelardo Gonzalez and released as a free and open source font in 2011. He said he was motivated by the fact that other similar fonts (read: Dyslexie) were unaffordable.

Similarities with the Dyslexie font resulted in some nasty emails from Dyslexie creator Christian Boer, but the font remains free and open source.

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The OpenDyslexic Font is Definitely Similar to Dyslexie

Unique Font Characteristics

Research Findings

The OpenDyslexia website itself ernestly notes that there have been no formal studies conducted on OpenDyslexic while pointing out that there exist studies on font features that have been incorporated into the font such as extra space between letters.

Other Dyslexia Fonts, in Brief

Gill Dyslexic This dyslexia font was created by the designer of Dyslexie, Christian Boer. It's not clear why he created a second font, though the cost is apparently less, so it may have been to compete with the cheaper Open Dyslexic, but it aims to reduce the symmetry between letters, making them easier to distinguish. Like Dyslexie, the base of each letter is heavier than most other fonts, helping to orient the letter correctly. A sample sentence is below.

Gill Dyslexic

Gill Dyslexic Sample

Each character is designed to stand on its own and work together with its previous or next character. Ascenders (bdfhkl) and descenders (gjpqy) are longer than most fonts to ensure distinction. Spacing within the o, e, a and u is enhanced and the openings in e and g are kept from visually closing in.

I was unable to find any reference to research conducted on the font.

Lexia Readable

Designed by Keith Bates at K-Type and available for purchase at their website, Lexia Readable was designed as a more mature Comic Sans font, suitable for older readers (i.e. not just comic books). It was designed to be more legible at font sizes as small as 8 points.

The Lexia Readable Typeface is Airy and Open

The Regular and Bold weights are free for use without a license by individuals, educational and charitable organizations. For pay, licensed packages are also available

Long ascenders and descenders combine with generous letter spacing and asymmetrical lowercase b and d to help distinguish letters - features seen in Dyslexie and OpenDyslexic. No research was found to have been conducted on the font. 

Sylexiad is actually a collection of fonts designed by Dr. Robert Hillier, a Senior Lecturer at Norwich University College of Arts and sold at his website where he describes it as an 'ongoing design investigation'.

His PhD dissertation was conducted on the font, though focused mainly on reader preferences rather than reading speed or accuracy. Among his conclusions was that:

" f or the majority of dyslexic readers tested it was the combination of handwritten style, uppercase forms, long ascenders and descenders, light weight, uniform strokes, perpendicular design and generous inter-word spacing that was preferred."

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Sylexiad Sans Serif Font is Lighter Weight than Some Other Dyslexia Font

Why Dyslexia Font Failure is Actually Good News

The failure of new fonts to make a significant difference vindicates a whole body of research that found dyslexia to be an auditory and cognitive processing impairment, not a visual one . It's largely a myth that dyslexics see letters reversed, flipped or moving. Only a minority have such a problem. Therefore we should not expect a dyslexia font to have much of an impact. Remember that decoding letters and words into meaning is a cognitive process that takes place in your brain, not your eyes! The input matters, but processing trumps all.

Final Font Thought: Don't Fret

My own education in researching dyslexia font has lead me to the conclusion that fonts really don't matter much, so long as they are clean (sans serif) and have generous spacing between letters and words, but this is as true for dyslexics as efficient readers.

But by all means experiment with different fonts. Some people have been literally brought to tears by the freedom a new font provided but these are anecdotal accounts and probably exceptional circumstances.

There is no hard research demonstrating improved reading speed or comprehension for dyslexics from any font.

A lot of good intent and effort went into the creation of the fonts and the media has given them a lot of gab but something has been missing from the whole discussion: Science. 

The cutting edge of dyslexia research is converging on the fact that dyslexia results from inefficient processing of words in the brain— the way that letters and words are manipulated, stored and retrieved.

How could a font result in new global patterns of neural processing? If you understand this limitation, fonts are almost a non-starter.

Much of the rational behind the fonts is actually based on myths about dyslexia—that dyslexia is a visual problem wherein readers reverse letters or spin them around or can't distinguish one letter from the next. This is not the case for most people with dyslexia, their problem lies in discriminating sounds, being able to manipulate phonemes , lack of short term memory and inability to remain focused.

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    A dyslexia-friendly font is a font that is easy for people with dyslexia to read. Here are our top dyslexia-friendly fonts: What are the best dyslexia fonts? 1. Open-Dyslexic We have used this font in the thumbnail designs for our YouTube videos. This font was released in 2011. It is considered dyslexia-friendly because it is mostly sans-serif.

  20. Dyslexie Font

    Dyslexia Font, friendly designed for dyslexics Words turning and letters mirroring and swapping Why was a special typeface needed for people with dyslexia? Christian Boer, a dyslexic himself, knew why.

  21. What is the best font for dyslexia?

    For example, Dyslexie font is a font designed specifically for dyslexic readers. OpenDyslexic was also designed for people with dyslexia. Additional factors such as letter spacing, the spacing between words and lines on a page, font size, text color and background can all affect readability and reading speed.

  22. Dyslexia Font and Styles

    Similarities with the Dyslexie font resulted in some nasty emails from Dyslexie creator Christian Boer, but the font remains free and open source. The OpenDyslexic Font is Definitely Similar to Dyslexie. Unique Font Characteristics. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to indicate direction and help reinforce the line of text;

  23. Dyslexie Font

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