Internationally, EasyReading is the only font explicitly “dedicated” to dyslexic readers which, subjected to autonomous and independent scientific researches on the degree of legibility, has achieved positive results.
The study “Can a font be considered a compensating tool for readers with dyslexia?”, by Christina Bachmann, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at Centro Risorse, Clinica Formazione e Intervento in Psicologia, Prato, Italy, conducted on a large representative sample (533 fourth grade children, including normotypical and dyslexic readers), concluded that:
“The results, which appear significant from both the statistical as well as clinical point of view, allow us to affirm that EasyReading can be considered a valid compensatory tool for readers with dyslexia and a facilitating font for all categories of readers”.
The research was published in the scientific journal “Dyslexia. Italian Journal of clinical and applied research” (no. 2/2013), Published by Centro Studi Erickson, Trento.
In May 2018, the 14th, Psy. Christina Bachmann and Psy. Lauro Mengheri published in english a new revised analysis on the matter: “Dyslexia and Fonts: Is a Specific Font Useful?”, In this paper they concluded that: “The clinical improvement resulting from EasyReading is so consistent as to overtake the natural reading improvement in a year, thus proving that EasyReading makes reading easier. This provides the opportunity for dyslexic students to partially fill the gap between their reading fluency and that of their classmates, just by using this font” and that “Finally as the reading fluency and accuracy improvements were appreciable across all groups (normal readers, readers with difficulties, dyslexics and students with cognitive difficulties), EasyReading should be considered an important aid for all students”.
“Brain Sciences” 2018 8(5), 89, Mpdi, Basel.
May 2020 - New positive scientific study on the legibility degree of the font EasyReading-Dyslexia Friendly.
The conclusions confirm the results already achieved in the study “Can a font be considered a compensating tool for readers with dyslexia?” conducted by Dr Christina Bachmann in 2013 and published on this page.
The scientific journal “Dyslexia. Italian Journal of clinical and applied research” (Vol. 1, n. 2, May 2020, Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson, Trento) has published the study “Comparison of reading performances of texts in Times New Roman and Easyreading in subjects with SLD (Specific Learning Disabilities) and DA (Non-specified developmental disorders of school)”, conducted by speech therapists Valentina Mengoni and Laura Maria Castagna.
The conclusions of the new study:
“From the results achieved in this study it may be concluded that the improvement in the speed and accuracy of reading performances in both the passage and the list of the words is statistically significant. In some cases, the increase in performance would lead to a change in the performance range. Instead, the improvements are not significant with regard to reading lists of nonwords.
Given the observations made, the high legibility font EasyReading can be considered as a compensatory tool which can facilitate reading. The fact that it has been shown to be effective especially in reading words and passages is fundamental ecologically and for its practical implications, because the type of reading an individual encounters consists mostly of texts with semantic meaning.
The writing font could be easily used by all types of students and readers, adopting it to school textbooks, verification cards or interactive multimedia boards. In this way we could try to reduce the sensation of difference sometimes experienced by those who use a voice reader or a computer in school teaching, favoring an inclusive modality of teaching”.