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New FONT for Dyslexic Readers


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Initial post: Sep 27, 2012 3:09:05 PM PDT
Boyd Wold says:
A new font is available that has been shown to improve the ability for dyslexic people to read electronic media. I would like to request that Amazon look into adding this font the Kindle line of products. Here is the link to the website of the owner of the font.
http://www.studiostudio.nl/home/en/

Thank you for your consideration.
Boyd

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 5:49:38 AM PDT
Boyd,

For Amazon to hear you, you should also send them an email at kindle-feedback@amazon.com

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 5:53:59 AM PDT
do any of the kindles have fonts that you can change or is it only the size? this might be better addressed to the publishers

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 6:13:48 AM PDT
What Lynn said. We're just customers here.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 6:35:35 AM PDT
Kribu says:
Don't all Kindles have fonts that the user can change? I know K3 and the basic Kindle (maybe also Kindle Touch) basically come with the default, condensed and sans serif options, but I gather the Paperwhite is going to have more (and named) options.

This is definitely something to tell Amazon, in any case - very likely not something the publisher should set on their side.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 7:07:47 AM PDT
Don Johnson says:
Ton a dab aedi?
J.D.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 7:55:41 AM PDT
Boyd Wold says:
Thank you everyone for your help and ideas. I have sent this request to the email that Lynn provided Keep your fingers crossed :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 8:46:09 AM PDT
I only have the old K2 and can't change my font - so maybe that is the case with the newer editions - I don't know - but changing the font would involve having to do stuff to the file - either creating like the notes copy with that or something - so I don't know...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 9:47:45 AM PDT
Kribu says:
Ahh, I have no experience with anything before K3.

Anyway, all Kindles from K3 onwards as well as the iOS app, Android app etc offer at least a few different font options (not just size but also font face) already, which seems to work just fine. On the other hand, having the publisher set the font is NOT a good idea - I doubt that non-dyslexic readers would appreciate having all books in that font, and while I gather the Kindles with Kindle 8 format support offer an option to turn publisher fonts off, I've also gathered it doesn't always work.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 9:54:46 AM PDT
I'm guessing it's a matter of Amazon licensing the use of the font, so if you know anyone connected with the font/website, you probably should suggest to them that they get in touch with Amazon, and at the same time, send an e-mail to Amazon.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 12:36:43 PM PST
My 16 year old son was just diagnosed with dyslexia and dyscalculia, kindle fire would be a great tool with a dyslexia font. Please Amazon help our children to become the best they can be with a font that will help them read easily, which will make them want to read more.
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Initial post:  Sep 27, 2012
Latest post:  Dec 19, 2012

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