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Dyslexic Font Available through OverDrive

October 30, 2017

OverDrive users can select the dyslexic font option as a reading setting in the OverDrive app, Libby, the browser-based OverDrive Read, and on the C/W MARS OverDrive Digital Collection website. 

Why a special font?

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia. The letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. The dyslexic font is designed so that each letter is unique. Letters and words have extra distance between them to combat reversal and flipping of letters. Additionally, capital letters are bolder to help readers identify new sentences.

This new font option will make reading easier for students with dyslexia as well as library patrons who struggle with the condition. Determining letters is now much easier, allowing readers to concentrate on the book’s content instead.

How do I enable dyslexic font on my library's OverDrive website, in the OverDrive app, or in OverDrive Read?