Created on December 4, 2018
Remember that one type of adaptation don’t fit all DYSOnce chosen a code try to be consistent with itSet up right environment in the classroomProvide an outline of lesson and the summaryGive clear instructions and try to avoid metaphors
Many learners with Dys will prefer a larger font, at 14 points (not larger)It is recommended to use a plain, evenly spaced sans serif font such as Arial and Comic Sans. Other possibilities: Verdana, Tahoma, Century Gothic and TrebuchetCheck OpenDyslexic, free to use font which was created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia.
The background color of classroom materials can have a big impact on accessibility for Dys learners, so producing handouts on pastel-background paper might be helpful. Here are few eye friendly, pastel colors to consider:
Here is an example of a simple task and 2 pictures that could be used to pursue it. It is important to use a good picture with clear lines.
Task: name all the provinces of Belgium on the map. Use pictures that are clear to read:
Use books and photocopies with large spaces between the lines and the paragraphs (line spacing of 1.5 is preferable).For younger students separate text visually with a color.Example:High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
Don't use italics and underlining as these tend to make the text appear to "run" together. To emphasize a part of the text it’s better to use bold instead.Put important information in the boxes or present as bullet points.The words in the text should not be cut. If they are, it should be syllables by syllables.The text should not be justified. The recommended way is to align the content with the left margin.If you print the material – avoid recto-verso.