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1. Dyslexia 2. The British Dyslexia Association suggest that 4% of the population will be severely dyslexic (requiring support at school and beyond). A further 6% may have mild dyslexia. Oak Grove College has approximately 35% students with dyslexia in SEN environment. Current estimates are 1 in 10 children haveDyslexic tendencies which is about 2-3 children per average class in a Mainstream environment. 3. A Dyslexic Student May Read Text As.. 4. What is OpenDyslexic ? OpenDyslexic was invented by AbelardoGonzalez to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. OpenDyslexic Alta was developed Abelardo andRob Carpenter to include a rounded a OpenDyslexicMono designed to be used for text editors and working with source code Typefaces includes regular, bold, italic, and bolditalic styles. 5. OpenDyslexic OpenDyslexic Alta OpenDyslexic Mono Alternative fonts to increase readability. 6. How Does It Help ? Your brain can sometimes do funny things to letters. OpenDyslexic tries to help prevent some of these things from happening.Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each letter.You are able to figure out which part of the letter is down which aids in recognizing the correct letter.It helps to keep your brain from rotating them around.Consistently weighted bottoms help reinforce the line of text.The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent confusion through flipping and swapping. 7. OpenDyslexic Uses Unique Letter Shapes to help prevent confusionGill Sansrn mMW dpqbl1IijJ 8. OpenDyslexic Uses Unique Letter Shapes to help prevent confusionGill Sansrn mMW dpqbVerdanarn m MWdpqbl1IijJ l1IijJ 9. OpenDyslexic Uses Unique Letter Shapes to help prevent confusionGill Sansrn mMW dpqbVerdanarn m MWComic Sansrn mdpqbl1IijJ l1IijJMW dpqb l1IijJ 10. OpenDyslexic Uses Unique Letter Shapes to help prevent confusionGill Sansrn mMW dpqbVerdanarn m MWComic Sansrn mOpenDyslexicrn m MW dpqb l1IijJdpqbl1IijJ l1IijJMW dpqb l1IijJ 11. OpenDyslexic also takes a different approach to italic styles. It is recommended that italics be avoided in reading material for dyslexia. OpenDyslexics italic style has been design to allow for its use for emphasis while maintaining readability. 12. Initially these fonts look very different to what our eyes are used to reading. But as you continue to read text in this font, you realise that it is easier to read than other fonts and typefaces. This is due to the weighted letters holding the text to the page. 13. OpenDyslexic is Open Source This means it isFreefor all to use. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users.It Can Be Downloaded Here http://opendyslexic.org/ 14. Other OpenDyslexic Products also FreeBrowser Extensions ! Safari extension - includes off-white background, alternate paragraph shading.Chrome Extension - includes off-white background and alternate paragraph shading.Opera Extension Courtesy of Federico Panico 15. As a side note .. At Oak Grove College we have found that these fonts have produced greatresults when used with students with ASD and ADHD as the next makes everything look lessNoisy