Dyslexic readers have a hard time achieving reading fluency because most of their brainpower and energy goes to decoding the words.

It is tough to work on fluency with dyslexic readers. They read less. They have language processing problems, memory, and reading comprehension problems often followed with poor vocabulary.

All of the above makes it tough to build fluency.

What Is Fluency?

Fluency may be defined as “reasonably accurate reading, at an appropriate (conversational) rate, with suitable expression, that leads to accurate and deep comprehension and motivation to read” (Hasbrouck & Glaser, 2012, p. 13). Meyer and Felton (1999) define fluency as “the ability to read connected text rapidly, smoothly, effortlessly, and automatically with little conscious attention to the mechanics of reading, such as decoding” (p. 284).

Reading fluency is necessary for comprehension and motivated reading. It has been described as a bridge between early and later reading phases. …

Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in reading. That’s because it excludes intellectual disability and sensory impairments. There are many manifestations but all have issues with:

  • phoneme awareness
  • reading
  • fluency and
  • comprehension

So how does that affect communication?

Understood.org made an extensive list of skills affected by dyslexia. Most of them may have a negative influence on communication. Influence is most visible in the early years and during education. Still, life doesn’t have to go downhill from here.

Last year EY published the research called The Value of Dyslexia. It is focused on the positive sides of dyslexia. Research says dyslexics as communicators can craft clear and…

Dyslexics struggle with reading due to different neural pathways in their brains. Dyslexia also causes a hard time with spelling, writing, and reading comprehension.

Even though they have a hard time reading, the world we live in makes reading crucial for so many aspects of life. These issues are most obvious earlier in life, in education. Their effect makes the most impact on kids’ future lives.

OmoType is the only adaptable font system can cover each individuals’ need. 240 different styles address the entire spectrum of dyslexia manifestations. Research and practice confirm dyslexics read faster, make fewer mistakes, and use less mental effort to read.

To you dyslexia is invisible and reading is a simple task. But to dyslexics text is basically fuzzy and each has different troubles reading at pace and without mistakes. The key challenge was addressing the widest spectrum of dyslexia manifestations as possible.

Our typographers, science, and dyslexia experts used relevant scientific research about font readability and dyslexia to develop OmoType.

Dyslexia Friendly Font Improves Letter Detection and Recognition

  • All letters are unified and without deformations which improve readability
  • Fonts come in different weights and space sizes between letters
  • Extended ascenders and descenders for reduced oscillations during reading
  • Uppercase letters are emphasized so it would be easier to…

Vanja Andric

Leads Omoguru efforts to reach as many dyslexics as possible and provide support for their reading difficulties. Over 10 years in innovation & startups growth.

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