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

Michelle Hinn michellehinn at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 19:52:20 EDT 2012


Nice! Thanks for that link, Ian!

On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM, Ian Hamilton <i_h at hotmail.com> wrote:

> One more for you, this one uses the same weight principle as OpenDyslexia

> but also puts some FS Me style effort into individual letter shapes,

> punctuation, ascenders/descenders etc. This video is a nice illustration of

> what's lacking from OpenDyslexia -

>

>

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLtYFcHx7ec&feature=player_embedded#!

>

>

> Ian

>

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>> Subject: games_access Digest, Vol 105, Issue 12

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>> Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:00:06 -0400

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>> 1. Re: Fw: Does This Font Truly Help Dyslexic Readers to Read?

>> (Barrie Ellis) (Ian Hamilton)

>> 2. Re: Fw: Does This Font Truly Help Dyslexic Readers to Read?

>> (Barrie Ellis) (Michelle Hinn)

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>> Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2012 21:28:09 +0100

>> From: Ian Hamilton <i_h at hotmail.com>

>> Subject: Re: [games_access] Fw: Does This Font Truly Help Dyslexic

>> Readers to Read? (Barrie Ellis)

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>> 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

>> > From: games_access-request at igda.org

>> > Subject: games_access Digest, Vol 105, Issue 9

>> > To: games_access at igda.org

>> > Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:00:07 -0400

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