The quest for dyslexia-friendly resources
Black on white isn't great
The contrast of these colours is not helpful for dyslexic learners. Printing worksheets and other activities that require reading onto pastel shades is beneficial and you will notice all my PowerPoints have a pale blue background and the Smartboard activities are pale yellow. Ask your dyslexic pupils if there is a specific colour they prefer – my PowerPoints and Smartboard activities can be changed if it helps the pupils.
Cut down what they can see
Use a dyslexia-friendly font
Dyslexia-friendly fonts tend to be large and sans serif. I chose to use SF Cartoonist Hand. This is a free font downloaded from the internet. After chatting with my sister about it, she said she still found it a little confusing. Increasing the spacing between the letters to “loose” solved the problem. It’s a good idea to get your dyslexic students together and ask them which font they like and then adapt the resources to suit them.