Also, Windows 10 now reads any webpage aloud with a right click.
"Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur"
All Gaul is divided into 3 parts.....etc., etc., etc.,. I would bet that if I cared to search, I could find that entire book online (not entirely sure if it was in book form---don't really remember very much about it, but way way back in my skull is that there was a "continuum" of books (sequentially speaking) that generation after generation had to go through in the exact same order.
Graphic designer Christian Boer has dyslexia himself and developed the Dyslexie font as his graduation project.
I can see some ways that the letters distinguish themselves from what would be a mirror-image in some fonts (q and p, for example--q has a serif). [Ifirst spelled it seriph, which is the way it is spelled in other places. It is a loan-word from Hebrew] Small l has a serif which distinguishes it from a straight-line capital I.
I know someone from KF IRL who has dyslexia. I never saw a hint of it from computer communications, but it was prominent when I had occasion to read a hand-printed note.
Generally dyslexic people opt for serif fonts because they are easier to distinguish. However the lack of uniformity between mirror image lettering in dyslexie means that the serifs aren't needed. Dyslexie is gradually replacing Comic Sans as a readable font on posters etc. Dyslexie is described as sans serif by those who work with fonts, presumably because it lacks serifs.
I would like to use such a font in church bulletins. If anyone in my congregations has dyslexia, they might not be inclined to mention it. And,
it's not as if the advantages in the distinctive, easy-to-read letters are not helpful generally.
I have used the comic font when I wanted to make things easy to read (e.g. Christmas carol song sheets).
What we really need is to get Windows, Apple, and Linux to include the font.
Surely, it would get more use than Wingdings.
I was a little surprised that an alternate round a was put in, I would have thought the distinctive shape of the old-fashioned a would have been helpful for reading.
Perhaps it just doesn't match the written a commonly taught in schools. I have a fondness for the g that looks like a pair of spectacles as well.
you're missing the point of the thread however
Reminder: Most OSs have an Accessibility section, and it will read aloud the text. I haven't looked at that in a long while, and I can't comment as to whether there have been improvements in Accessibility for Win OS upgrades, nor the quality of the text to speech fidelity. It's also been a good while since I did a great deal of work on speech to text engines, but back then they were terrible re numerous mistakes. Speech to text quality (number of mistakes) is in direct proportion to the diction of the speaker; if you speak like a broadcast journalist, you will do well. For the rest of us.... Dragon was a long time pioneer in the field, but I don't know if they are still in business; one of my doctors uses a business level speech to text, and it apparently works well for patient notes, but it's much more expensive than home user versions--apparently it can understand medical jargon, medication names, whatever.
The Scottish government funds CALL Scotland who are tasked with researching and creating apps for IT supports. One of their free IT supports is a text
to speech series of 3 natural sounding voices http://www.callscotland.org.uk/information/scottish-voice/
We use Stuart in my school, mostly because girls don't mind the gender and boys prefer a male. Personally, I prefer Heather. However we have yet to find a speech to text app that understands the Scottish accent well enough to transcribe. I used Dragon years ago for a boy with cerebral palsy but it took him 24 hours to train the software and most dyslexic youngsters would find that too frustrating.