By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and OverDrive is proud to offer reading solutions for every kind of reader.

OverDrive is the only US eBook provider to offer the dyslexic font option as a reading setting. OverDrive users can select this option in OverDrive’s app, Libby, browser-based OverDrive Read, and at their OverDrive website to ensure reading comfort as they focus on finding and enjoying their next great read.

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. The dyslexic font, or dyslexie, is designed so that each letter is unique. Letters and words have extra distance between them to combat reversal and flipping of letters. Additionally, capital letters are bolder to help readers identify new sentences. The dyslexic font option in OverDrive joins a list of features geared toward reading inclusion or as we like to say: “reading happiness.”

Dyslexia Awareness Month


Download and print OverDrive’s Dyslexia Awareness materials at the Resource Center to promote the ease of use that comes with OverDrive eBooks. While you are there, check out our Fall Marketing Kit as well! Show off your library’s goodness this October to encourage users to fall into their next read and fall in love with reading!