Your Font Sucks
Today is the first session for a new book circle with my group of individual leaders.
Unfortunately, one woman who wanted to participate isn't.
Because the publishers choose a font that doesn't work for her dyslexia.
And it's not available in Audio or Kindle version in her country -- the United Kingdom.
I wrote to the publisher to bring this issue to light.
So did the woman.
They didn't respond.
The author, though, did.
She sent me a copy of the book in PDF form, which the woman is having read to her through her computer. Not an ideal situation as she still has to sit "strapped" to her machine, but better than nothing.
Why should she have to settle for "better than nothing," though?
If you ever decide to choose a book to read with your team, please keep this in mind.
Whatever book you choose should be accessible for all readers and learners.
They should be able to choose the method of "reading."
They should be able to "read" in their native language, if possible.
The font of the text should work for dyslexics.
Am I missing any other considerations? Which ones?
Originally posted on LinkedIn with comments.
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I am Theresa Destrebecq (I dare you to try to pronounce it...)