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About the OpenDyslexic Font

About the OpenDyslexic Font

Some of our public-facing documents are provided in a dyslexic friendly format using the OpenDyslexic font. To be able to view and use these documents as intended, you will need the OpenDyslexic font installed on your computer.

The OpenDyslexic font is a freely available typeface which is designed to help people with dyslexia or other reading disorders read long bodies of text. It does this by reducing the number of straight lines and sharp angles in the characters and using thicker edges at the bottom of each character to help the eye follow the line.

OpenDyslexic is provided under the SIL-OFL license, which means it can be used in personal, business, education, and any other purpose entirely for free, without any registration or subscription.

More information can be found on the official OpenDyslexic website at You can also download the font from here.

Please note that if you are working within the NHS or any other organisation, you may need your IT department to install it for you.