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aixelsyd Typefont

Prescription Typefonts for Dyslexics
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Upon the positive diagnsosis of dyslexia, a patient is prescribed a unique typefont which, when applied to plain text, results in a visual representation which is much easier for the individual to read.

For some, the letters 'E' and the numbers '3' would be reversed. For others, the letters 'b' and 'd' would be swapped. Maybe '6' becomes '9'. This is all for the diagnostician to determine.

Armed with this new tool, the dyslexic returns home to apply the uniquely tailored typefont to any ASCII text using his or her favorite word processing package.

Text which previously proved difficult may now be read with facility.

Pernicious Wiles, Jan 07 2004

Lexia typeface http://en.wikipedia...exia_%28typeface%29
Something like this? [theleopard, Mar 01 2007]

A macro and a font for dyslexics A_20macro_20and_20a...t_20for_20dyslexics
[j paul, Jun 07 2011]

Auto-adaptive fonts for dyslexics Auto-adaptive_20fonts_20for_20dyslexics
[j paul, Jun 07 2011]


       wouldn't that be counter-productive?? Wouldn't it keep them from getting better if you gave them such a crutch?? I am not dyslexic, so do not quite understand how that works, so......
babyhawk, Jan 07 2004

       // wouldn't that be counter-productive?? Wouldn't it keep them from getting better if you gave them such a crutch?? //   

       Erm, I don't know.   

       Rather than force individuals into conforming to some societal norm this idea attempts to present textual information 'natively' to dyslexics in the hope that it facilitates comprehension.   

       I hope that wouldn't be counter-productive.
Pernicious Wiles, Jan 07 2004

       oh, ok..thanks. I know that if you have a lazy eye, or some other eye disfunctions that you can actually recover from them. But thanks for setting me straight on that. :)
babyhawk, Jan 07 2004

       Is there a timing thing that can be done as well? My wife is dislexic. Syllables out of order, which is a common issue, can probably be fixed by displaying the words in a stream
theircompetitor, Jan 07 2004

       Dyslexia is a difficulty in recognising and writing character shapes. It can result in the reversal of certain letters. The letters are not deliberately reversed and I don't believe that anything is gained by reversing letters for a dyslexic.   

       Emphasizing the difference between similar letters and, strangely enough, changing the background colour behind text can help.
st3f, Jan 07 2004

       axcallaut ipae
thumbwax, Jan 08 2004

       Rather than change the background of the paper, why not just have individually-tailored tinted reading-shades?
lostdog, Jan 08 2004

       Welcome to the 'Bakery, Pernicious Wiles.
TeaTotal, Jan 08 2004

       I would still be interested to hear, first hand, what it feels like to be dyslexic, if any dyslexic people have the patience to explain. I guess it must be difficult to explain something when you have no personal basis for comparison.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 07 2011

       I'm dyslexic in the sense that my eyes are often too lazy to read a word so my brain puts whatever it thinks is appropriate in there instead... but there's quite a few here who do that.   

       Can dyslexia be quantified as always morphing up a certain symbol ? or is it more random than that.
FlyingToaster, Jun 07 2011

       From Wikipedia: "One common misconception about dyslexia is that dyslexic readers write words backwards or move letters around when reading. In fact, this only occurs in a very small population of dyslexic readers. Dyslexic people are better identified by writing that does not seem to match their level of intelligence from prior observations. Additionally, dyslexic people often substitute similar-looking, but unrelated, words in place of the ones intended (what/want, say/saw, help/held, run/fun, fell/fall, to/too, who/how etc.)"   

       It seems that dyslexia is any reading/writing disability not caused by visual impairment, other intellectual disability, or lack of training.   

       //Background colour//, //tinted shades// A friend of mine who was dyslexic had yellow tinted glasses, which helped. I think he said that they don't help everyone, and that different people are helped best by different colours.
spidermother, Jun 08 2011


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