OpenDyslexic for Chrome
Format pages using the OpenDyslexic font and low contrast help
What is OpenDyslexic for Chrome?
OpenDyslexic for Chrome is an extension that enhances the readability of online content for dyslexic users. It does this by altering fonts on web pages to OpenDyslexic, a font designed specifically to assist individuals with dyslexia. The extension's unique design makes it easier to identify individual letters and words, consequently making reading a more accessible and enjoyable experience. A product of the broader OpenDyslexic project, this extension is open-sourced, free to use, and enjoys a robust support community.
OpenDyslexic is an open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. This extension overrides all fonts on web pages with the OpenDyslexic font, and formats pages to be more easily readable.
Your brain can sometimes do funny things to letters. OpenDyslexic tries to help prevent some of these things from happening. Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each letter.
You are able to quickly figure out which part of the letter is down because of this feature. It aids in recognizing the correct letter and sometimes helps to keep your brain from rotating them around. Consistently weighted bottoms can also help reinforce the line of text.
The unique shapes of each letter can help prevent confusion by flipping and swapping.
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Official website: http://OpenDyslexic.org
User reviews summary
- Helps with reading and understanding text
- Easy to use
- Works across most websites
- Doesn't work on some specific websites including Google's own pages and Docs
- Some users had trouble with the extension not working at all or stopped working after an update
- The need to refresh the page or toggle the extension on and off for it to work
- Made a significant difference for dyslexic users and others with reading/concentration difficulties
- Users expressed a desire for more options, like turning it off for certain websites or adjusting the font size
- Issues with the extension not working consistently or at all
OpenDyslexic for Chrome may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.
OpenDyslexic for Chrome has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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