Monday, April 13, 2015

Are you a little bit dyslexic? OMC now offers a reading font for you!

In the most recent OverDrive OMC app release one of the new features is the ability to select a dyslexic font for reading.
(Note if using a Kindle Fire, you have to use the OverDrive app rather than the Kindle app to get this font option)

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem.

This new font option will make reading easier for students with dyslexia as well as library patrons who struggle with the condition. Determining letters is now much easier, allowing readers to concentrate on the book’s content instead.

To select the dyslexic font:
  1. Tap the center of your device’s screen when reading a title
  2. Choose the font options button. 
  3. Select which dyslexic font you’d like to use.
    As always, you can also adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.

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