For the 2 million school age students in the United States diagnosed with dyslexia, describing the disorder can be very difficult. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects the ability to read, despite having a normal intelligence. It can affect reading, penmanship, spelling and pronouncing written words, as well as some degree of reading comprehension.
Although dyslexia is a cognitive disorder that doesn't affect intelligence, many children diagnosed with dyslexia also have emotional problems stemming from the frustrations and social stigma attached to it. Designer Daniel Britton understands this all too well. "Remember those 'bad' kids in the back of the class? Chances are, they were not just dumb, bored or acting stupid. It's possible they had dyslexia and regular teaching methods were not working on them," Britton said in an interview.
Britton designed this font, called Dyslexia, to mimic the difficulties that dyslexia brings in reading a simple paragraph.
The text below reads: "This typography is not designed to recreate what it would be like to read if you were dyslexic, it is designed to simulate the feeling of reading with dyslexia by slowing the reading time of the viewer down to a speed of which someone who has dyslexia would read."
Britton is not the first designer to tackle the challenges of dyslexia. Dutch designer Christian Boer developed a font called Dyslexie that uses alternating stick/tails, large openings and a semi-cursive slant with serifs to create the easiest possible font for readers with dyslexia.
Daniel Britton is using his designs to spread awareness about dyslexia and is currently creating his own font to ease reading for children with learning disabilities.
Via: A Plus