One of those difficulties is Dyslexia. About 5% of all children have dyslexia and thus struggle with reading. These past couple of days a font has been going round the Social media called "Dyslexie".
Dutch designer Christian Boer created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia, like himself.
“Traditional fonts are designed solely from an aesthetic point of view,” Boer writes on his website, “which means they often have characteristics that make characters difficult to recognise for people with dyslexia. Oftentimes, the letters of a word are confused, turned around or jumbled up because they look too similar.”
Where you might think of 'Comic Sans' as a diverse and sometimes overused font, dyslexie promises a lot. According to two independent studies (One by the University of Trente and one by the University of Amsterdam) the font makes a difference for some people.
Find them at: http://www.dyslexiefont.com/
Another Open-Source font created is OpenDyslexic, you can download it free of charge at: http://opendyslexic.org/
OpenDyslexic is a new open source font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles.