Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dyslexia Fonts: Easy Read - Easy Write - Easy Brain Games

Beginning readers, people with dyslexia and students that learn differently have a tendency to add, rotate, transpose, reverse, swap and confuse symbols within words throughout the learning process. Unlike other readers, dyslexics maintain these issues throughout time, making it difficult for them to properly write and to comprehend what they’re reading.


EasyRead/EasyWrite is a collection of 12 unique typefaces may bring some relief.  Inspired by scientific studies, good typographical design, extensive teaching experience, and keen intuition, we have developed a comprehensive collection of 12 different fonts that may help dyslexic [and students who learn differently] read, facilitating handwriting practice, and stimulating thinking skills.

These San-serif typefaces offer a standardized character width on all styles, which means lines of text remain the same length. This useful feature allows users to change type styles on-the-go without re-flowing a text body.


A new collection of typefaces designed for dyslexics and special needs students makes it easier for them to:

  • Recognize characters (improve legibility)
  • Comprehend what they read better (improve readability)
  • Practice their initial handwriting
  • Avoid common reading and writing mistakes

EzRead/EzWrite/EzBrainGames is divided into three unique categories:

In this category there are two fonts:

1. Dyslexia Font: EzRead Adults 
2. Dyslexia Font: EzRead Kids

Contrary to the majority of typefaces, which pay attention to aesthetics and symmetry reusing the same shapes for multiple letters (such as b, d, p and q), EzRead makes each letter significantly unique so that readers can more easily distinguish one character from another.

The form of the letter must be generic and familiar, yet still stand out and be unmistakable. Characters are simplified, meaning the “cleaner,” the better. This means NO QUIRKS and no serifs.
Other unique characteristics are (see main page in detail): greater space between letters, words and lines; open counters (the inner space of letters such as a, e, a, o, p or d); heavier capital letters, diacritic marks and punctuation marks; wider stroke at the bottom; capital letters fall slighty under the baseline; ascenders are shorter that descenders; large x-heigth; letters are heavier and flatter at the bottom and curved and thinner at the top; variable angle of inclination; letters do not all seat straight over the baseline….

This category contains two fonts variations, where three letters (a, g and q) have been adapted according to the user’s age:

These typefaces focus on the child natural problem to recognize shapes and properly orienting them. The student will practice copying the character in each box or row.  You may wish to show how to form the letter before he does it on his own.

3. Dyslexia Font: EzWrite Box 
4. Dyslexia Font: EzWrite Box Dots 
5. Dyslexia Font: EzWrite Write Lines  
6. Dyslexia Font: EzWrite Lines Dots  
7. Dyslexia Font: EzWrite Dots

These practice worksheets are very easy to create and will be very beneficial to children who tend to reverse and confuse certain letters and numbers.  These exercises are fun but can be overwhelming for the mind if the child is pressure to complete several pages at once. So, start with simple drills, and do not overload the child unless he asks for more.

8. Dyslexia Font: EzBrainGames A
9. Dyslexia Font: EzBrainGames B
10. Dyslexia Font: EzBrainGames C
11. Dyslexia Font: EzBrainGames D
12. Dyslexia Font: EzBrainGames E

The main goal of this category ones again  is to help readers to better decoding the characters  facilitating reading comprehension and reducing.

See some examples in comparison to other commonly used fonts in education:


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