Speed Reads


A new typeface could help people with dyslexia read with ease

A Dutch designer has created Dyslexie, a typeface that he hopes will make it easier for people with dyslexia to read.

Designer Christian Boer told Dezeen that "when they're reading, people with dyslexia often unconsciously switch, rotate, and mirror letters in their minds." To combat this, Boer made sure the letters in Dyslexie were heavier on the bottom, so the reader wouldn't turn them around. He added tails when possible and made letters that look similar slightly italicized. There is more room between letters, and to make sure the reader knows where a sentence begins and ends, punctuation marks and capitalized letters are bolder.

Boer has dyslexia and designed the typeface in 2010 for his thesis at art school.