New typeface simulates reading with dyslexia

Story highlights

  • New typeface makes readers slow down and simulates the difficulty dyslexic people have reading
  • Daniel Britton uses his personal experience with dyslexia to advocate for more empathy

(CNN)Not until he was a 22-year-old university student did Daniel Britton finish reading a book.

He is not lazy or a slow learner, as prior teachers had believed. He is dyslexic.
The labels placed on Britton as a child are not uncommon. Language-based learning disabilities affect 1 in 5 students, and dyslexia is the most prevalent. Yet the