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Re: read regular - typeface for dyslexics

From: Peter Rainger <P.F.Rainger@sussex.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 11:54:29 +0100
To: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, e.a.draffan@sussex.ac.uk
Message-ID: <1066301669.3f8e78e57cbdb@webmail.sussex.ac.uk>

Dear Paul,

This does seem an interesting font type.

Dyslexia friendly fonts generally have a simple design that aids in 
letter recognition and this font design seems to have put a lot of 
thought into avoiding the typical dyslexic reading traits of letter 
transposition, rotation and reflection. 

Other "simplistic" fonts include Comic Sans MS and Sassoon - whether or 
not the Typographers think they are "real fonts" or not.

It is certainly a little more "adult" than Comic Sans and it will be 
interesting to see what my Dyslexic contacts make of it.

I have emailed the contact on the site for more details.

PS. Yeap those square do create a not so friendly optical illusion. and 
that copyright text is just awful.


Quoting "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>:

> spotted this whilst trawling some design sites:
" Read Regular is 
a typeface designed specifically to help people with dyslexia read 
and write more effectively. "
It certainly looks a bit better than Comic Sans, but I'm wondering
whether the design of the site itself is not actually working against
the audience it tries to target (patterned background that hurts even
my eyes).
Any views ?
(calling Pete Rainger of TechDis *grin*)
Patrick H. Lauke
External Relations Division 
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University of Salford 
Greater Manchester 
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