special font


The Adys font is a font family designed to facilitates readers with mild to moderate dyslexia. It has been developed during the master’s program “Font” in the National Academy of Arts in the period 2014-2016. Distributed free of charge from the end of 2016 in two versions Regular and Bold. The different font graphics do not cause any irritation for people without specific symptoms. This makes it suitable for wide use. Adys font:
Reduces letter swapping

based on visual graphic proximity.

Facilitates tracking of

beginning and end of the sentence, as well as the order in the text.

Gives clearer shapes

of the words through which dyslexics read.




Adys font is



The font facilitates readers with a mild to moderate degree of dyslexia, but does not bother those who do not have any reading difficulties. The Bulgarian form of Cyrillic further facilitates reading.


Adys is designed to meet the needs of dyslexics and to reduce the displacement or confusion of the letters at reading. It is suitable for materials through which dyslexics to study the absolute form of the letter.


Often dyslexics do not share their characteristics their leaders find it difficult to respond to their needs. Font is an easy-to-use assistive technology that it also has an impact on those who do not indicate or not they know the reason for their difficulties.


Adys is a great addition to books, materials, resources for children. The font contains Bulgarian Cyrillic and is appropriate for beginner readers.

Adys has some distinctive features to suit the more specific needs of readers.
Various building blocks have been used to construct visually similar signs. This gives individuality to the characters and dyslexics can distinguish the characters from each other, which in standard fonts have a great visual similarity. The individual elements of the graphemes are emphasized. This helps to distinguish the characters more easily and gives a variety of rhythmicity to the text. The characteristic upper and lower lengths allow easier and definite recognition of the characters. They also break the monotony of word forms and make the text paragraph more diverse. This has a positive effect on dyslexics, as it allows them to more easily apply the Word Form Model when reading. The influence on the readers is also positive without any characteristic difficulties, as it gives them the opportunity to go through the text easier and faster. The enhanced blackness of capital, punctuation, and punctuation marks compared to regular characters helps to visually emphasize the beginning and end of a sentence, as well as to facilitate and guide intonation. This helps to orient and return to the sentence faster when the reader loses order. The larger distances between the letters in the words allow the eye to more easily perceive the empty space inside the sign, which is one of the main prerequisites for recognizing the signs. And the increased space between the words and between the lines gives more air to the paragraph and makes it easier to read according to the Word Form Model.


Prof. Todor Vardzhiev, Assoc. Dr. Iliya Gruev, Assoc. Dr. Ekaterina Todorova, Boril Karaivanov, Ani Petrova, who contributed to the realization of the idea!