intermittent thoughts on my life and work as the chess coach at IS 318, a public middle school in Brooklyn
Sunday, February 26, 2012
a new font for dyslexics:
"Recognizing that dyslexics tend to rotate letters as well as mix them up, Dyslexie incorporates numerous features to help keep such problems from occurring. Letters are made to look heavier at the bottom by virtue of thicker lines, for instance, making it easier to recognize their true orientation. The differences among letters — such as their openings, extensions and slant — are also exaggerated to make distinguishing them easier. Capital letters and punctuation, meanwhile, are rendered in bold to make the beginnings and endings of sentences more clear. The result of those changes to Dyslexie’s letters, as well as adjustments to the spacing and layout, StudioStudio says, is better reading, confirmed by independent research results."
Also a program to get your kids to do chores: highscorehouse where they get points for making their bed or feeding the dog.