• App details
    Category
    Accessibility
    Language
    English
    Price
    Free
    Restrictions
    None.

OpenDyslexic

OpenDyslexic

This plugin will replace the typeface of your website with OpenDyslexic. It will also enable alternate paragraph shading, and highlight the paragraph under the mouse cursor. This helps keep the focus on what is being read.

Your website will gain these on top of whatever CSS you choose: SampleImage

What is OpenDyslexic?

OpenDyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users. There are no restrictions on using OpenDyslexic outside of attribution.

Your brain can sometimes do funny things to letters. OpenDyslexic tries to help prevent some of these things from happening. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each letter, helping to keep your brain from rotating them around in ways that can make them look like other letters. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text. The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent flipping and swapping.

OpenDyslexic also takes a different approach to italic styles. It is generally recommended that italics be avoided in reading material for dyslexia. However, instead of taking the normal approach of "slant x% for italic," OpenDyslexic's italic style has been crafted to allow for its use for emphasis while maintaining readability.

More Information

Download the newest package, and additional dyslexia typefaces at DyslexicFonts.com.

To force a lower contrast look, add the class "lowContrast" to your body tag. For more accesibilty ideas, take a look at the Web-Accesibility project on github.