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Since as far back as he can recall, Christian Boer has grappled with dyslexia. When undertaking his Graphic Design graduation project at the University of Arts Utrecht, he dedicated himself to the mission of enhancing and refining how he, and others with dyslexia, could engage with reading.

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Main logo of Dyslexie Font.


In 2008, graphic designer Christian Boer, born in 1981, embarked on a transformative journey. Fueled by a passion for learning and a personal struggle with dyslexia, Christian turned his frustration into innovation. Despite the challenges in studying, his innate talent for design led him to explore how letter shapes could enhance legibility for individuals with dyslexia.

In 2008, I graduated, setting the stage for Dyslexie Font's remarkable journey. By 2011, the typeface clinched the Smart Urban Award in Amsterdam after catching the attention of dyslexic visitors at an exposition. This led to a media frenzy in the Netherlands, with coverage spanning quiz games to international websites, reaching audiences from Christmas Island to the US and Australia.

The font's popularity soared, attracting requests for presentations worldwide, from Dubai to the Silicon Valley. Despite my less-than-perfect English, as a Dutch individual with dyslexia, I embraced the challenge. With the support of friends, we navigated this whirlwind of events, working tirelessly to help as many people as possible and answer numerous questions.

Dyslexie Font's story is more than a typeface; it's a tale of breaking barriers, overcoming challenges, and making a global impact in the realm of dyslexia. Together, we weathered the storm and continue to champion inclusivity and accessibility for all.


Some of the presentations listed below include links to online videos.

2011 – TEDx Dubai – Dubai UAE Go to
2011 – PechaKucha – Amsterdam NL
2012 – This Happened – Utrecht NL
2012 – EduShock – Nijmegen NL
2012 – Pinc – Zeist NL
2012 – Nationale Dyslexie Conferentie – NL
2012 – MBO City – Ede NL
2014 – Istanbul Design Biennale – TR
2015 – TEDxFultonStreet – New York US Go to
2015 – TEDxUNIST – Zuid Korea Go to
2016 – Big Idea Fest – San Jose US Go to
2017 – Victor & Albert Museum – Londen UK
2022 – School of Architecture – Londen UK Go to


Smart Future Minds Awards
First price – Amsterdam NL

Design To Improve Life Awards
Finalist – Kopenhagen DK

FastCompany Innovation by Design Awards
Finalist, New York US

Rabobank New Generation Pitch Awards
First price, Utrecht NL

Image showing a laptop with a microphone in front of it. On the laptop screen, Christian Boer is giving a TED talk about Dyslexie Font.
Image depicting an iPhone screen with borders, alongside measurements, two block colors, and lines of text.


With 15 years of expertise in text layout, we offer valuable advice on creating dyslexia-friendly legible text layout.

We share our insights with publishers, website builders, news outlets, dyslexia organizations, and government applications, emphasizing the importance of accessible text layout and communication flow.

Make your message universally accessible – let us guide you in creating content that everyone can easily comprehend.


We go beyond providing solutions – we foster a community of understanding around dyslexia. Half of our time is dedicated to sharing crucial insights on dyslexia, offering guidance on recognizing. Explore our extended dyslexia page, featuring comprehensive information and essential tips for individuals dealing with dyslexia or seeking to understand it better.

We've proudly volunteered with prominent dyslexia organizations in the Netherlands. And sinds 2018 we organizing the Week of Dyslexia here in the Netherlands, an event for parents, teachers, scientists, and children. This initiative not only showcases the latest research but also provides practical insights for parents and promotes a nuanced understanding of dyslexia within the broader context of neurodiversity in our society.

Collaborating with the HOI Foundation, we aim to highlight the inherent strengths of individuals with dyslexia. Join us in appreciating the unique characteristics that make each person with dyslexia a valuable contributor to our diverse human community.

Victoria and Albert Museum logo in blue.


Did you know that the first sketches and writings of the idea of the Dyslexie Font and a book made in the typeface are included in the library collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London? These sketsen and book where first part of an Victoria and Albert exhibition on design and accessibility in China, before it went to London.


Dyslexia is part of the neurodiversity spectrum. Neurodiversity is a term that aknowledge the diversity of human brains and minds, and sees the strengths and challenges of each neurotype.