Dyslexia Colours

For people with Dyslexia they have come up with new typefaces to help them read and write. But there another solution which is using colour paper or coloured lenses which form the type to be readable for the person.

Reading and writting in Dyslexia can be very discomfortable one sufferer remembers how, as a child, she used to try and physically pin down the words with her hand as they kept appearing to jump off the page. Many people with Dyslexia have gone through this and believe that this is the normal reading experiance.

Unlike Dyslexia, which is a distinct neurobiological difference and for which there is no “quick fix”, the effects of Visual Stress can often be easily and inexpensively remedied by the use of coloured overlays or lenses. However, although colour can often be the key, not any colour will do. For each individual there is a specific hue (tint) and saturation (depth of colour) that will “work” best, so it is important that a sufficiently wide selection of colours is provided so that everybody’s needs are met. In some cases individuals requiring a deeper saturation “double up” two overlays of the same colour to achieve the desired effect.


By doing this research i have discovered some new information which could help me create some unique ephemera work for Dyslexia. For example i could use the colours to attract attention or using it to show how dyslexia works with colours to help them. The bright colours yellow, grass green, Aqua are very useful to create an eye popping ephemera.


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