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BDA updates the Dyslexia Friendly Style Guide

Wednesday 16 May 2018

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is pleased to announce an update to the BDA Style Guide.

Researchers at the University of Southampton have reviewed the latest research and evidence of how text and content display can cause problems for people with dyslexia.

The updated Style Guide focusses on five areas: fonts, headings and structure, colour, layout and writing style. These areas can affect the readability and accessibility of written materials for everyone, not just those with dyslexia. The Style Guide includes new principles based on recent research into how word, letter and line spacing can improve readability.

Helen Boden, CEO of the British Dyslexia Association, highlights the importance of the BDA style guide, “Improving the display of text and content can make a real difference for children and adults with dyslexia. This guide is used by web developers, designers and publishers across the world to make their content more accessible. This update will ensure that these content developers can continue to strive to make their resources more readable".

Download the new Style Guide:

Dyslexia Friendly Style Guide 2018 (PDF)
Dyslexia Friendly Style Guide 2018 (DOCX)

Hot off the press - look out for details of this year's Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) theme - coming soon!