Amazon Kindle Now Supports OpenDyslexic Font

example OpenDyslexic font from wikipedia

example OpenDyslexic font from wikipedia

In February 2016, Amazon began rolling out an update to its Kindle product line including the iPhone and cloud reader. The update adds a new home screen layout, sharing options, improved book recommendations from Goodreads and last but definitely not least in our eyes – support for the OpenDyslexic font.
The OpenDyslexic font has been requested by Kindle users since the first Kindle was released. Amazon listened and released its 8th font. The font is not a cure and the creator of the font, Abelardo Gonzalez, has been very vocal from the beginning about this point. It is important to note that I was unable to find any peer-reviewed research showing that the font is effective. Gonzalez created the font because the other options were not affordable. 

The Dyslexia Center of Utah was encouraged by the announcement because it shows significant support from a large and influential company.

Most Kindles will have been updated by now. The font can be selected and used for any of the books you have downloaded. Leave us a comment and tell us what you think of the new font.