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Dyslexic Font for OverDrive

by Reference Librarian 2 | June 13, 2018 at 03:06 PM


OverDrive offers a special font option designed to make text easier to read for dyslexic users. When the dyslexic font is selected, each letter is unique, and both letters and words have extra distance between them. Also, capital letters are bolder, and each letter is bottom-weighted.

Visit this OverDrive help article for steps to turn on the dyslexic font on the OverDrive website, in the original OverDrive mobile app, and in the browser-based OverDrive Read format.

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To use this feature in the Libby mobile app, open a book and click on the menu icon in the upper-right-hand corner. Tap Reading Settings, then choose the OpenDyslexic option under “Book Design.”

For more information on the dyslexic font, visit the OpenDyslexic website at

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