Dyslexia, a learning disability that can make it difficult for children and adults to read letters and sometimes numbers, affects one in 10 people globally. This leaves an estimate more than 700 million people struggling with reading in a world that is increasingly text-based and online.
Today, article-saving read-it-later app Pocket released a feature today that would make it significantly easier for those with dyslexia to use. Version 6.2.0 — available for iOS — gives all users support for the font Dyslexie, which is designed to create subtle changes in character structure to prevent confusion between letters that look similar.
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It’s also simple to use: after the Dyslexie font is set within the app, Pocket will set all converted pages with it.
The update may be small, but to those who suffer from dyslexia it could mean a vast change in reading comfortability and speed. As Pocket is all about reading, it makes sense that the company would want to ensure that all of its readers have the best experience possible.
Pocket is available for free on iTunes and Google Play.