For Those With Dyslexia

Do...

  • Use images and diagrams to support text.

  • Align text to the left and keep a consistent layout.

  • Consider producing materials in other formats (for example audio or video).

  • Keep content short clear and simple.

  • Use dyslexia-friendly fonts where possible (e.g. Lexie Readable, Dyslexie, Comic Sans).

  • Print material on light coloured paper.

Don’t...

  • Use large blocks of heavy text.

  • Underline words, use italics or write in capitals (use bold instead)

  • Force users to remember things from previous pages - give reminders and prompts.

  • Put too much information in one place.

  • Use text over a background image - keep the background plain.