A unique free font to improve readability

OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles, and 2 typefaces: OpenDyslexic, and OpenDyslexic-Alta.

It was created by a dyslexic designer, and is being updated continually and improved based on input from other dyslexic users.

Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to indicate direction. You are able to quickly figure out which part of the letter is down which aids in recognizing the correct letter, and sometimes helps to keep your brain from rotating them around. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent confusion through flipping and swapping.

If you would like to speak to someone, appointments for Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences can be requested by filling in the specialist advice request form.

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Last updated on 22 February 2023