An Open Source Dyslexic Font

I have been searching for a font that helps with dyslexia for some time, but in all cases there has been some licensing problem or other to deal with. Now we have an open source font that claims to be dyslexic friendly. It is a modification of the Bitstream Vera font to give each letter a “heavy bottom”.

The font has been made by Abelardo Gonzalez, a New Hampshire-based app designer, who released his designs onto the web at the end of last year. Since then the Creative Commons licensed font has been downloaded more than 12,000 times, which isn’t a lot, but it also has been built into a number of applications – WordSmith, the openWeb browser, various e-readers and now Instapaper.