I worked with many designers and desktop publishers and it is remarkable how many of them are dyslexic.
Dyslectics have trouble with reading and not every dyslectic likes to read.
Christian Boer of Studiostudio made a typeface especially for dyslectics. It is called Dyslexie.
The problem is that people with dyslexia see letters as 3D figures. And most of them are quite similar when rotating or reflecting.
Christiaan Boer modified the characters which he visualized in the video above.
Renske de Leeuw from the University of Twente did research on the typeface:
The conclusion of the study was that reading with the font “Dyslexie” doesn’t lead to an increase in reading speed. There was however a decrease in the reading errors when dyslectics read words that where printed in the font “Dyslexie”. This is an indication that reading with the font “Dyslexie” decreases the reading errors.
Students read the reading tests EMT and Klepel twice. Once printed in the font Arial and once in the font “Dyslexie”. The order was randomly assigned and in-between the reading tests an auditory task was fulfilled.
The Typeface is for sale. More about the project: Project dyslexie (in Dutch).