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Justified or non-justified text?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by krowdrah, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. A colleague is working on a local printed history and has always used justified text. However, it has been suggested that unjustified text is easier for those with dyslexia to understand. Is there any evidence for this? What format (font, font size, formatting) helps dyslexic readers the most?

    Do people with dyslexia have a preference? Is it potentially an issue with rivers of white in justified text?

    Any guidance about rules and about recommendations warmly received!
     
  2. A colleague is working on a local printed history and has always used justified text. However, it has been suggested that unjustified text is easier for those with dyslexia to understand. Is there any evidence for this? What format (font, font size, formatting) helps dyslexic readers the most?

    Do people with dyslexia have a preference? Is it potentially an issue with rivers of white in justified text?

    Any guidance about rules and about recommendations warmly received!
     
  3. I do not claim to know much about dyslexia but I do know that there is a document called the Dyslexia pathway which contains help and advice on how to support children with these difficulties. In our school we use comic sans or sassoon primary infant on a beige background to help children with dyslexic tendencies.The following website suggests the use of justified text is unhelpful for dyslexics. http://uxmovement.com/content/6-surprising-bad-practices-that-hurt-dyslexic-users/ there are other hints and tips on the site - take a look. Hope this helps. Good luck in your search for the answers.
     

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