Web Browsing Fonts for People with Dyslexia

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Research is starting to point toward ways of making text easier to read for people with Dyslexia.  This can be a change in font, size, color and even letter spacing.  Recently a font that has been getting some buzz is Open-Dyslexic.  More information can be found here.

I am always impressed by people creating tools to make the world a better place for others and then sharing it free of charge.  This is just the case with Open-Dyslexic.  This font can be downloaded for use in word processing or creating materials.

If you are a Mac user or Safari Browser user however, there is a very quick add-on that can change the fonts you see on websites as well to utilize this font.

When in Safari, click on Safari in the tool bar at the top.  From there click on Safari Extensions…

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A webpage will open with a list of extensions.  Use the left side category options and select Productivity.

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Next scroll down until you see the extension Open-Dyslexic.   Click on Install Now.

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It is as simple as that.  You should now see all text in Safari using Open-Dyslexic.  There is also helpful shading to differentiate the lines.  Hope this helps.

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Teacher Challenge’s 30 Days to Kick Starting your Blogging

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I am gearing up to start a new position at a new school.  I want parents, students, and fellow teachers to have an easy resource to get to know me and my interests, along with what I will be doing inside the school.  I hope this will build into a resource for people looking for ideas on differentiating instruction, and collaborating within a school to create a seamless integration of special education into the classroom.

I am looking forward to learning how to make a blog accessible to not just parents and teachers, but also students.  I want this to be a resource for students and a way to show off all the hard work they are doing.

So thank you for the Teacher Challenge’s 30 Days to Kick Starting your Blogging.  I look forward to following many other new bloggers out there and expanding our knowledge together.