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Read this before you ever make fun of Comic Sans again

In this interesting piece from Narratively, the author shares how the oft-maligned font Comic Sans is one of a few typefaces recommended by influential organizations like the British Dyslexia Association and the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

This is because the the irregular shapes of the letters in Comic Sans allow readers with dyslexia to focus on the individual parts of words. This stands in marked contrast to the mockery the poor font receives from graphic designers and communications industry professionals the world over.

The article features a telling interview with the author’s sister, who has used the font throughout her schooling and is proudly completing a rigorous program in marine zoology at Bangor University in Wales, UK.

Read more at Narratively.

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