[games_access] Fw: Does This Font Truly Help Dyslexic Readers to Read? (Barrie Ellis)

Ian Hamilton i_h at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 6 16:28:09 EDT 2012


A bit more on OpenDyslexic, it has been taken up by InstaPaper now, and a school in the UK for dyslexic kids is giving it a trial run:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19734341
FS Me is a much nicer option, properly researched and tested, and designed from the ground up too, compared to OD which tweaked a base font chosen due to the licence terminology rather than readability, a base font that had/still has issues with fundamentals like mirroring.
It's a real shame that FS Me has such an obscene pricetag, or we could have seen things like the InstaPaper integration happen years ago. Mencap wanted it to become a standard commonly used font, but that's simply never going to happen at £190 a go. The presentation here is worth looking through if you have an interest in accessible type, explains some of the principles behind FS Me (the same principles used in other similar fonts too):
http://issuu.com/fontsmith/docs/fs_me
Can only hope that the two things can learn from each other - OpenDyslexic going beyond weight to get some more of the fine details right (I've forwarded that FS Me doc on to OpenDyslexic's designer, so never know), and FS Me being released for free.
Ian

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> This link is very interesting, and especially so the comments.....

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> This is fricken amazing if it works. Devs need to let ppl swap fonts with this. Or build it into systems firmware so everygame supports it. Sony ignores anything i say but maybe if you guys lobby for it.

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> A bit more on the accessibility of fonts in games: http://switchgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-accessibility-of-fonts-in-games.html

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