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

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 15:30:53 EDT 2012


Nice one, Ian. Although the cost will prove prohibitive for some indies, making OpenDyslexic the one to try (and maybe the one to adapt).

Barrie


From: Ian Hamilton
Sent: Sunday, October 07, 2012 11:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [games_access] Fw: Does This Font Truly Help Dyslexic Readers to Read? > (Barrie Ellis)


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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> 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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