After a few days of trickling releases, the flood of iOS-compatible updates has begun. Among them is Instapaper, our favorite read-later app here at Cult ofCult of Mac. Amongst the usual bug fixes and iOS6 compatibility comes a new font, optimized for dyslexic readers.
I started looking for a dyslexia-optimized font two years ago, but couldn't find one that was licensable for apps until now. I'm happy to report that in this update, I added the Open-Dyslexic font by Abelardo Gonzalez.
Its bottom-weighted characters are designed to reduce letter-swapping and increase differentiation between similar-looking letters, which improves readability for people with dyslexia. It's now the bottom-most option in the font list in Instapaper's text-controls ("aA") panel.
This is fantastic news, and looking at the font — Open-Dyslexic — with its weird fat-bottomed weighting and blown up to huge size might give us an idea of how regular text looks to dyslexix
- Source Instapaper Blog