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The Importance of Using a Special Font for Dyslexic Children in Children's Books

The Importance of Using a Special Font for Dyslexic Children in Children's Books

As parents, caregivers, or educators, we all want the best for the children in our lives, especially regarding their education. For children with dyslexia, however, reading can be a difficult and frustrating experience. Dyslexia is a learning disorder affecting a person's reading, writing, and spelling ability. It's estimated that between 5-10% of the population has dyslexia, meaning that millions of children struggle with reading and writing.

At Amazing Books, we recognize the importance of making reading accessible to all children, including those with dyslexia. That's why we use a special font in our children's books specifically designed to help dyslexic children read more easily.

The font we use is Open Dyslexic, created by mobile app designer, Abelardo Gonzales. Open Dyslexic uses a variety of techniques to make reading easier for dyslexic readers. For example, each letter has a unique shape and is spaced more widely than in traditional fonts, making it easier for the reader to distinguish between letters. The font also uses thicker strokes on the bottom of letters, which helps dyslexic readers perceive the letters as more stable and less likely to flip or rotate.

Studies have shown that the Open Dyslexic font can significantly improve reading speed and accuracy for dyslexic readers. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Twente in the Netherlands found that dyslexic children could read text written in Open Dyslexic font 20% faster and with fewer errors than when reading text written in a traditional font.

At Amazing Books, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to enjoy reading and learn from the stories they read. By using the Open Dyslexic font in our children's books, we hope to make reading more accessible and enjoyable for dyslexic children. We also hope to raise awareness about dyslexia and the importance of using inclusive design in all aspects of our lives.

In conclusion, if you're a parent, caregiver, or educator of a child with dyslexia, we encourage you to check out our website, Dyslexic Smart, and browse our selection of children's books. Our books are designed to be engaging and entertaining for all children while also using the Open Dyslexic font to make reading easier for dyslexic readers. By supporting our mission to create modern children's books using inclusive design, you're helping to promote literacy and accessibility for all children, regardless of their learning differences.

"Our Mission is to produce modern publishing to help all children read."

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