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Dyslexie Font makes reading more accessible. Now, introducing 3 new tools to help!
Dyslexie Font makes reading more accessible. Now, introducing 3 new tools to help!
Dyslexie Font makes reading more accessible. Now, introducing 3 new tools to help!
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THE DYSLEXIE FONT

Dyslexie font is a new typeface designed to improve the reading skills for anyone who has difficulty reading.

You might not be aware of it but one in every five people will have difficulty reading this sentence.

And it’s not because they don’t know how to read … it’s because they have Dyslexia.

We’ve developed an easy and simple solution: the Dyslexie font.

Our Alphabet
Our Alphabet

The font breaks all the rules of typeface design to make reading simpler and more fun.

Each letter (character) is different making it easier to recognize. This prevents readers from flipping and twisting letters while reading. The letter weight is bolder at the base, letter openings are wider, capitals are larger, and spacing between letters and words varies, so dyslexics see letter and words the right way up. This significantly improves the processing of words and texts.

The Dyslexie font team is already making reading easier for thousands of home users, students, schools and organizations around the world.

Quotes of reaction on the Dyslexie font
Quotes of reaction on the Dyslexie font

THE TOOLBOX: THREE NEW TOOLS FOR DYSLEXIE FONT USERS

This last year we’ve been testing and measuring how we can improve reading experiences. What we’ve found is that our users are missing certain options – like converting any document so the text appears in the Dyslexie font or the ability to browse the Internet while reading in our font. So we’ve come up with a toolbox containing awesome features that help dyslexics read with more ease.

Campaign goal: The PDF Converter

If we reach our target, the first tool we will develop is the PDF converter. This gives users the ability to change any document typeface into the Dyslexie font.

Our users have made it very clear that this is the feature they miss the most. Just think about the amount of PDF reports, articles, quotes or what not you get on a weekly basis. How great would it be to change the typefaces in all of these so you can read them!

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Stretch goal 1: The Browser Add-On

If our target is doubled, we’ll also create a browsing Add-on. This enables everyone to browse the Internet in the Dyslexie font on any computer.

Stretch goal 2: The App

But we also want to make browsing available on smartphones and tablets. So, if we triple our goal, we’ll develop an App for IOS and Android, giving you the ability to see the whole web in the Dyslexie font.

And it doesn’t stop there – there are many other features we can improve. So get us started and let’s make reading accessible for everyone!

REWARDS

We pledge, that if we raise enough funds to develop the PDF converter, the Browser Add-on and the App, we'll provide this toolbox to all the schools that are already using our font! To reach this goal, we've created some cool rewards through which you can back us. 

Toolbox 

For individual backers, separately available are the PDF Converter the Browser Add-on, and the App for IOS & Android – or the entire toolbox of all three for home use. We will do everything possible to reach stretch goal 2 (development of the App).

Dyslexie Font Books

Covering different age groups and available in English or Dutch, The Hardcopy Starter Collection and The Hardcopy Reader Collection offer three collections. You can choose whitch one you would like to receive. All the books are printed in Dyslexie Font.

The Hardcopy Starter Collections are:

  • LexieMouseDesign collection age 4 to 16, English - 11 books total
  • Dyslexicbooks age 16+, English - 3 books total 
  • Lorena Veldhuijzen age 7 - 16, Dutch - 3 books (publisher of the first book in the Dyslexie font ever) She brings out a complete new bundle of story books
The Hardcopy Reader Collections are the same as the Starter Collection but include more books:
  • LexieMouseDesign collection age 4 to 16, English - 21 books total
  • Dyslexicbooks age 16+, English - 6 books total
  • Lorena Veldhuijzen age 7 - 16, Dutch - 6 books (she published the first book in Dyslexie font ever) brings out a complete new bundle of story books.
Books and Educational Material
Books and Educational Material

Cushion case

Be the first to receive the educational cushion collection. The three-cushion cases set displays the full Lexie Font alphabet, and each letter has a supporting picture (e.g. C = cup). Sized 50 cm x 50 cm.

Example cushion case
Example cushion case

Education packages

For backers who want to create a big impact, we also have the option to provide these awesome tools to an entire school (or multiple schools). This could be the school your kids attend or the school/college/university you went to or any school you choose. Check out the various packages available: Teacher, The Project Lover, The Fan Club, and Educational.

MAJOR IMPACT 

For backers who want to give everyone around them the opportunity to read with ease, you can choose from several options: City Mayor, BIG City Mayor, The Governor (US only) or The President (excludes the US). You’ll provide the toolbox and license for all the home users and schools in your area for free. Together with you, we’ll set up a campaign showing you’re the one supporting the talent of the future.

WHO ARE WE 

Dyslexie font was created by Dutch graphic designer, Christian Boer, who is dyslexic himself. Wanting to make reading less of a task, he developed the font in 2008 for his final university thesis project. Since then, the font has won awards and global recognition. Nowadays, Christian and the Dyslexie team dedicate their time raising awareness of Dyslexia and sharing the font worldwide.


WHAT WE DO

The team is involved in many activities to make reading accessible for everyone. The Dyslexie font can be downloaded and used in any program, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe InDesign and many more.

By working together with publishers around the globe, the number of books available in Dyslexie font is growing steadily. Also, educational material is being printed in the font, enabling teachers to better work with students with Dyslexia. Various companies and governmental institutes are also using it to improve the working life of their employees.

Our dream is that one day everybody will benefit from its use. We want to let people know that they needn’t struggle with reading and to offer them a solution. We believe it is important to step up development and with your support we can continue to improve the daily use of the Dyslexie font.

So let’s improve the future for dyslexics together. Join us today!

Education Material
Education Material

 

 

Risks and challenges

As we’ve been distributing the font for a while now, we have a pretty good idea of what we’re doing but challenges still arise. The biggest we see are:

1. Converting text shown in images within documents
2. Browsers might cancel the possibility to implement Add-Ons
3. We'll be flooded with calls from potential Governors and Presidents

And this is how we believe we can manage the challenges:
1. Develop, develop, develop… And be as creative as possible.
2. We cannot foresee any changes browsers might make, but if this should happen we’ll do our utmost to get the new codes working as soon as possible.
3. Expand our customer service team.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress in changing the world, even if it’s one letter at a time!

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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.24

    Make reading more accessible

    Show the world that you believe reading is something everyone should be able to do with ease.

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    1-year PDF Converter + Font License

    The PDF Converter can change the typefaces in a PDF file to give you the same document but completely in Dyslexie font! Once the Campaign goal is reached, this will be the first tool that we develop. We can make this happen!

    Includes:
    • 1-year license PDF Converter
    • 1-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    1-year Browsing App + Font License

    The Browsing App (IOS & Android) gives you the ability to use the Dyslexie font on your smartphone and tablet. We will make this happen when Stretch Goal 2 is reached.

    Includes:
    • 1-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 1-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    1-year Browser Add-on + Font License

    The Browser plug-in gives you the ability to use the Dyslexie font in your Google Chrome Browser. We will make this happen when Stretch Goal 1 is reached.

    Includes:
    • 1-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 1-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €19 or more About $21

    1-year Multipack Toolbox + Font License

    This Toolbox gives you one year’s home use of the PDF Converter, the Browser Plug-in and the Browsing App..

    Includes:
    • 1-year license PDF Converter
    • 1-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 1-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 1-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €49 or more About $55

    3-year Multipack Toolbox + Font License

    This Toolbox gives you three years’ home use of the PDF Converter, the Browser Plug-in and the Browsing App.

    Includes:
    • 3-year license PDF Converter
    • 3-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 3-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 3-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €99 or more About $111

    Teacher Package

    Not one but three years of all the awesome benefits that the toolbox offers (home use) – and you also back an Elementary or Middle School of your choosing, so they can use the font and all the tools on every school computer.

    Includes:
    • 1-year Elementary or Middle School
    • 3-year license PDF Converter
    • 3-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 3-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 3-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €149 or more About $167

    The Project Lover

    Show your love for what we do and you will be well-rewarded. You also back an Elementary or Middle School of your choosing so they can use the font and all the tools on every school computer.

    Includes:
    • Hardcopy starter collection or cushion x3
    • 1-year Elementary or Middle School
    • 3-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 3-year license PDF Converter
    • 3-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 3-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €350 or more About $392

    The Fan Club

    This is the start of your own library with books printed in the Dyslexie font. Available in English and Dutch (for various ages).

    Feel the urge to start writing your own book after such an awesome read? No problem! You can also use the toolbox for three whole years at home and at school.

    Includes:
    • Hardcopy books reader collection
    • Educational cushion x6 in DyslexieFont
    • 3-year Elementary or Middle School
    • 3-year license PDF Converter
    • 3-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 3-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 3-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €950 or more About $1,063

    Educational Package

    So imagine this …
    Everyone within the educational institute of your choosing can use the font wherever they want, convert pdf documents for better reading and browse the entire web in the font. On every computer.
    Just imagine how many students you'll help with that!

    Includes:
    • Hardcopy books reader collection
    • Educational cushion x6 in DyslexieFont
    • 3-year for any school of your choice
    • 3-year license PDF Converter
    • 3-year Google Chrome Add-on
    • 3-year Browsing App IOS & Android
    • 3-year license Full Font (italic, bold and italic bold)
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    Pledge €3,500 or more About $3,917

    City Mayor

    Become City* Mayor and make the Dyslexie Font and Toolbox available for one year to

    EVERY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE AND ALL THE HOME USERS IN THE CITY* OF YOUR CHOICE

    With lifetime home use for you!

    *City up to 1,000,000 inhabitants

    Includes:
    • Life Time License home use
    • 1-year license for:
    • All schools in your city
    • All home users in your City
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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,596

    BIG City Mayor

    BIG City Mayor costs €10,000 (you must buy this package 2 times)

    Become the BIG City* Mayor and make the Font and Toolbox available for one year to

    EVERY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE AND ALL THE HOME USERS IN THE CITY* OF YOUR CHOICE.

    With lifetime home use for you!

    *City up to 10,000,000 inhabitants

    Includes:
    • Life Time License home use
    • 1-year license for:
    • All schools in your city
    • All home users in your City
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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $7,835

    The Governor (US only)

    The Governor (US only) costs € 35,000 (buy this package 5 times)

    Make reading accessible for everyone, anywhere on any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone for one year

    IN A WHOLE STATE OF YOUR CHOOSING.

    We offer Governors the possibility to travel with us to Southern France for three days to get to know us, our philosophy, and how we do business while creating impact. We'll also set up a plan together on how to make reading accessible for everyone within your state.

    With lifetime home use for you!

    Includes:
    • Life Time License home use
    • 1-year license for:
    • All schools in your state
    • All home users in your state
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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $7,835

    The President (excl. US)

    This costs € 49,000 (buy this package 7 times)

    Make reading accessible for everyone, anywhere on any computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone

    IN A WHOLE COUNTRY OF YOUR CHOOSING

    We offer Presidents the possibility to travel with us to Southern France for three days and get to know us, our philosophy and how we do business while creating impact. We'll also set up a plan together on how to make reading accessible for everyone within your country.

    Includes:
    • Life Time License home use
    • 1-year license for:
    • All schools in your county
    • All home users in your country
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