A talented UK designer, Daniel Britton has designed a font to help people better understand what it’s like reading with dyslexia.
From Fast Company, “According to Britton, he’s not trying to recreate the visual experience of dyslexia, which he thinks is ridiculously mischaracterized in the media. “At least in the UK, awareness ads will represent text as seen by dyslexics as a bunch of blurry letters, or an upside-down letter form,” Britton says. “At least for me, that’s not what it’s like at all. It’s more like text looks normal, but the part of my brain that decodes it just isn’t awake.”
Now Daniel’s font seems to be taking the world by storm – he’s gotten calls for interviews all over the world and he landed a great job working from the UK Parliament increase awareness about dyslexia.
We love to see this trend – of more dyslexic people sharing what it’s like to be dyslexic rather than non-dyslexics however well-meaning putting their best guesses.
Check out Daniel’s website: http://danielbritton.info for more wonderful designs. He’s really cool with branding too.
Also listen a wonderful except from our talk with Daniel. He shares why he 100% wouldn’t change his dyslexia for anything. “It gives you a completely different train of thought, and the train of thought that you get or can get is invaluable…”