Towards the First Dyslexic Font in Russian

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dc.contributor.author Alexeeva, Svetlana
dc.contributor.author Dobrego, Aleksandra
dc.contributor.author Zubov, Vladislav
dc.contributor.editor Chersoni, Emmanuele
dc.contributor.editor Devereux, Barry
dc.contributor.editor Huang, Chu-Ren
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-07T08:12:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-07T08:12:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Alexeeva , S , Dobrego , A & Zubov , V 2020 , Towards the First Dyslexic Font in Russian . in E Chersoni , B Devereux & C-R Huang (eds) , Workshop on Linguistic and Neurocognitive Resources (LiNCr2020) : Proceedings . European Language Resources Association (ELRA) , Paris , pp. 9-14 , Language Resources and Evaluation Conference , 11/05/2020 .
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dc.identifier.other PURE: 137325170
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: f8a34e4d-50c0-4018-856d-f04847d8186d
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-3209-6356/work/77089042
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/317390
dc.description.abstract Texts comprise a large part of visual information that we process every day, so one of the tasks of language science is to make them more accessible. However, often the text design process is focused on the font size, but not on its type; which might be crucial especially for the people with reading disabilities. The current paper represents a study on text accessibility and the first attempt to create a research-based accessible font for Cyrillic letters. This resulted in the dyslexic-specific font, LexiaD. Its design rests on the reduction of interletter similarity of the Russian alphabet. In evaluation stage, dyslexic and non-dyslexic children were asked to read sentences from the Children version of the Russian Sentence Corpus. We tested the readability of LexiaD compared to PT Sans and PT Serif fonts. The results showed that all children had some advantage in letter feature extraction and information integration while reading in LexiaD, but lexical access was improved when sentences were rendered in PT Sans or PT Serif. Therefore, in several aspects, LexiaD proved to be faster to read and could be recommended to use by dyslexics who have visual deficiency or those who struggle with text understanding resulting in re-reading. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
dc.relation.ispartof Workshop on Linguistic and Neurocognitive Resources (LiNCr2020)
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 6121 Languages
dc.title Towards the First Dyslexic Font in Russian en
dc.type Conference contribution
dc.contributor.organization Department of Languages
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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