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New font to help make a difference to the lives of dyslexia sufferers

[Taveena Atsu| Features Sub Editor] A new font called ‘Dyslexie’ has been designed by Dutch graphic designer Christian Boer to try and create a stress-free reading experience for others, like himself, who have dyslexia.  We give you an insight on the new font and interview Emma Diston, at Hertfordshire Disability Services, to get her thoughts on it. The font was originally created as part of Boer’s thesis whilst at Utrecht Art Academy, and changes the shapes of letters so tha

Dyslexia Awareness Week

[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor] The week commencing the 3rd of November is Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014. The theme this year is “Dyslexia Matters…” and addresses the ways in which dyslexia matters to everyone, across both education and business environments. According to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), dyslexia affects one in 10 people in the UK. This means that in an average class of 30 people, around three would be dyslexic. The BDA defines dyslexia as a learning di