Dyslexia and Text Perception

_savage's picture

In your experience, how does Dyslexia impact the perception of a body of text, e.g. with regard to type, size, weight, spacing, and so forth?

Looking around, for example here or here, it seems that it may be difficult for a dyslexic to separate weights of a typeface, or comfortably read certain types? For example, certain fonts seem to be easier to perceive (e.g. Comic Sans, apparently) than others.

Si_Daniels's picture

In my experience there should be no impact, as Dyslexia is a phonological disorder and not a visual disorder. But Dyslexics have enough problems, so for them (more than the general population) they shouldn't have to put up with crazy fonts, colors and layouts, especially well intentioned quirky choices that "seem" as if they might be helpful.

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