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 created by dyslexic
Adys is the first specialized Cyrillic font
contains the Bulgarian form of Cyrillic
theoretical consultant in the creation is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Todorova
Adys gives more distinctive word shapes
the letters have small deformations to reduce visual proximity
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.
BOOKS AND RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
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,
who contributed to the realization of the idea!
A special font that facilitates people with mild to moderate dyslexia.