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    Free Font to combat Dyslexia - The end of Comic Sans??

    Open Dyslexic - Dyslexia Fonts
    OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typefaces includes regular, bold, italic and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution.
    DailyTech - First Free Digital Font Optimized for Dyslexics Arrives
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19734341
    some tools have already been trying to sue them but as its free now most of those issues melted away
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    This has already been posted by @Dos_Box:

    Link: OpenDyslexic Font - BBC Article

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    Oops, dupe fail.

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    I wondered if anyone can find any evidence as to whether this helps those with dyslexia?
    I'm happy to install it if there is peer reviewed scientific literature.

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    I can ask my brother to install it for my niece as she is dyslexic.

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    Quote from one memberof staff here:

    As with everything it isn't perfect- some students have said wow this is great, others hate it and it makes their scoptopic sensitivity worse. It is a case of trial and error I am afraid. I have scoptopic sensitivity and I cant read it- it jumps around too much for me, other students have said it is really good.

    However, the font which is recommended by EVERYONE who works with dyslexic children is still Comic Sans. It is also the font which is the MOST popular with the students- dyslexic or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    However, the font which is recommended by EVERYONE who works with dyslexic children is still Comic Sans. It is also the font which is the MOST popular with the students- dyslexic or not!
    /Uninstall "Comic Sans"

    Most popular =/= good.

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    Arghhhhhhh, comic sans, the worst font in the universe.

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    We have been trialling the font and the SEN team say that whilst the thicker bottom edge to the letters does help, the "d" and "b" are still not clearly differentiated enough

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