Dyslexia and Dyslexie

Dyslexia and Dyslexie

Dyslexia and Dyslexie

Date posted: July 9, 2015

A lot of us think we understand dyslexia – a condition causing readers to see letters backwards or upside-down. But  dyslexia is a lot more complex than that. Scans of dyslexic brains show that they are structurally different, causing readers to view letters as moving 3D objects that can float away like balloons. It turns out that the way typewritten letters are designed is part of the problem. Which is why one designer – Christian Boer, who is dyslexic himself – has created a font called Dyslexie that makes reading easier for dyslexic individuals, and the rest of us, too.

Christian Boer has created an infographic that demonstrates how dyslexics view text and why the Dyslexie font works. Click the image below to view the whole infographic.

Dyslexie

For more information read What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic, the article that accompanies the infographic.

Want to learn more about dyslexia? The Decoda library has a selection of resources on dyslexia. To borrow any or all of them, email library@decoda.ca .

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