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Re: read regular - typeface for dyslexics

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 09:16:24 -0400 (EDT)
To: Peter Rainger <P.F.Rainger@sussex.ac.uk>
Cc: "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, e.a.draffan@sussex.ac.uk
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0310160915520.14651-100000@smart.net>

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Peter Rainger wrote:

the site is not accessible period in Lynx.

Bob

> 
> 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.
> 
> Pete
> TechDis
> 
> Quoting "P.H.Lauke" <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>:
> 
> > spotted this whilst trawling some design sites:
> http://www.readregular.com/
>  
> " 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
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