Font for Dyslexia

Watching my kids learning how to read made me truly appreciate how difficult it can be to distinguish letters of the Roman alphabet. If you think about it, a lot of the letters are truly alike - b and p are the same thing with different rotation, v and w look almost the same and so on. Dyslexics have even greater trouble because their brains constantly "mix up" these letters.

There's a lot we now know on how to help treat dyslexics, but can our choice of letterform help? Christian Boer of studiostudio, a graphic designer with dyslexia, has created a font called "Dyslexie" that is designed to emphasize the differences between similar letters to make it easier for dyslexics to read.

The result is encouraging: "The study at the University of Twente showed that people with dyslexia made fewer reading errors when they use the dyslexia font compared to using standard font."

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Hi, cool article. Just to let you know I've also made a fond designed for dyslexics. It's called Gill Dyslexic. I would put my plink here but I don't want to spam. :)
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I have dyslexia, and db switching was the worse.
I hope someone makes a free version of the font so i can try it. $750, okay for a business or a school system, but for a individual that is sick...
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Lowercase b and p are not the same shape rotated. To turn a b into a p you have to mirror it and then rotate it. You can check it for yourself by writing a b on a sheet of paper and then turning it. At one point it will be a q but not a p. Which is not to say that b, p, and q aren't all easily confused shapes that make it harder for some people to learn and use the roman alphabet.
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>> Trying to profit from illness is truly disgusting.

On the one hand it is, on the other hand they don't make wheelchairs for free either.

Still, this is "just" a font. Personally I would not want to make a profit from it. What I'm wondering is this: when the creator started on this project, did he want to help people or did he just want to make money?
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