Dyslexia style guide and fonts
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has created a style guide for preparing text for dyslexic students. To find it, google “British Dyslexia Association”, or download the guide from https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/common/ckeditor/filemanager/userfiles/About_Us/policies/Dyslexia_Style_Guide.pdf .
The BDA also conducted research on typefaces preferred by dyslexic readers, and discovered that sans serif was most popular. See the paper at https://bdatech.org/what-technology/typefaces-for-dyslexia/. Recommended typefaces available in Microsoft Office include Arial, Comic Sans, Century Gothic, Verdana, Trebuchet and Calibri.
Fonts designed for dyslexia include
- Lexie Readeable, downloadable for free from dafont.com/lexia-readable.font
- OpenDyslexic, downloadable for free from opendyslexic.org/
- Dyslexia (from dyslexiefont.com)
International Dyslexia Association
In her edWeb webinar, “Strategies and Ideas for Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom,” Dyslexia Interventionist Nelda Reyes highly recommended joining the International Dyslexia Association, among other things. The Association hosts conferences and offers resources for teachers and families. A notable resource is the downloadable PDF handbook, “Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know,” which includes classroom strategies, tips, and tools.