Typography and dyslexia: measuring legibility
Luciano Perondi and
Are there typefaces that help dyslexics to read?
The purpose of our workshop is to discover whether there are real benefits to be had from using a particular typeface. We will understand which visual variables of the typeface could be worked on to improve reading performance. We will see how to compare typefaces and how the data of an experiment aimed at measuring a reading performance are analysed and can be used.
Are you a typographer, typeface designer or a book designer? You can’t miss this opportunity to get your personal toolset for printing readability.
This workshop will let you know whether it is possible to make an informed decision on which typeface to use to facilitate reading for the ‘tail end of poor readers’. The limits of current scientific knowledge on legibility will be discussed. We will see if there is scientific evidence that supports a particular typographical choice and what are the margins that guarantee expressive freedom without compromising the readability of the text.
This activity is addressed to typographers, typeface designers, book designers and all professionals involved in education publishing. All you need is taking notes and being able to share your screen whether necessary.
At the end you’ll get a complete bibliography and authorised digital copies of selected scientific articles on the topic.