Ensuring our content is accessible is part of our mission, and while we're working hard to achieve that goal, we realize making our questions accessible to all students is tricky due to the reading-based nature of our website. To combat this, we've highlighted a Chrome Extension that we think works well to bridge the gap with Albert. OpenDyslexic Font integrates quickly and easily into the Google Chrome browser on your students' computers. If your students are using different devices to interact with Albert, let us know and we can help you find an appropriate solution!
Using OpenDyslexic Font for Chrome
The OpenDyslexic Font extension changes all of the text on the current webpage into a font that aims to help readers with dyslexia quickly identify the word on the page.
Getting Set Up
Follow this link to read more about OpenDyslexic Font and add it to your or your student's browser. To add this Extension, click the "Add to Chrome" button in the top right of the webpage and then the "Add Extension" button in the subsequent pop-up window. You'll now find the extension shortcut to the right of the search bar on your Google Chrome browser; it looks like a black oval.
To use OpenDyslexic, click on the extension shortcut in the top right of the Google Chrome browser and you will see the following window.
From here, click on the switch on the right of "Enable" in order to transform the text on the webpage. This will turn your Albert page from this:
The OpenDyslexic font adds a weight to the bottom of each character that makes each letter easily distinguishable and harder to transpose. The consistent weighting also guides the readers eye in a straight line as they move through the passages. Here's an example from their website:
If you want to learn more about the design of this font, check out their about page!
You might also want to check out this article to enable read-aloud with follow-along highlighting with Albert.