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Dyslexia Friendly

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Increases readability of websites by changing to easier-to-read fonts and adding visual enhancements

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Description from store A simple-to-use open source dyslexia reader helper extension. Features: ✔ Change the font on websites to either OpenDyslexic or Comic Sans. ✔ Contrast between paragraphs of text is enhanced with different background color for even and odd paragraphs. ✔ Reading-ruler following the mouse cursor. The above settings can be be configured to preference. Feel free to leave a comment about your experience and how this could be further improved. This extension is open-source and the source code can be found at: https://github.com/javoire/dyslexia-friendly

Latest reviews

  • (2022-09-22) Cindy Bahl (Writer): Wow, this is great! And so easy to use! Thank you!
  • (2021-11-11) Alison Wood: Easy to use and so glad someone has made it as it makes my life so much easier :) thanks
  • (2021-09-21) Stexis Ifiiae: Works well, but I only want the ruler and there's no way to turn the font changer off without turning off the ruler as well.
  • (2021-04-13) Kayo: works well, except for websites with darkmode. makes the text black on black. also is funky with google translate.
  • (2020-03-02) It's the Claes: Instantly satisfied with this app. Things that could improve are more font options or the ability to upload your own fonts and an option to highlight the words your cursor is over (the bar is great but sometimes this extra help is needed). Load times could be better but they're not horrible.
  • (2020-01-16) Anthony M: Really great but would be better if you could toggle the background color changing.
  • (2019-02-16) Nathan Rogers: Immediately did what I needed it to and has a fancy highlight bar. Love!
  • (2018-08-11) I N (NI): not really working on twitter, but other site fine
  • (2017-02-07) max snäll: It would have been great, if I could actually toggle it on an off. I don't really need it on all websites.
  • (2016-04-23) Laurent Bonnard: Great app
  • (2016-04-15) Tracy Lowe: I have enjoyed this extension. However, I find it causes a long delay when pages are uploading. It does not work well with Facebook. It would be nice if it had an easier on/off function. I find it VERY helpful when reading longer documents.
  • (2015-11-20) vinny l: I kind of like it, but I hate the "dyslexic font", I like the comic sans, but not the other one,andit seems like even when I choose comic sans each page opens in 'dyslexic' and I have to change manually everytime and sometimes doesn't work. Can you change this?

Latest issues

  • (2022-11-21, v:0.1.1) Bethanie Alexander: The reading bar
    The extension is good i just wish i could disable the reading bar as its more confusing to have it than not.
  • (2022-11-11, v:1.0.3) Thomas Li: dark mode compatibility issues
    I love this extension, however, my chrome browser is in dark mode because that also makes my eyes feel better. There is an issue with titles in dark mode- the text is so dark that I cannot actually see it for example in search or for titles of youtube videos. I love this extension, but I would like it even better if I could use it comfortably at all times in dark mode and I'm sure that others would too.
  • (2022-06-07, v:1.0.3) Patrick Weaver: Fonts
    Could we get the option to leave the default fonts (i.e., add option to not change fonts)? The fonts change how certain websites display. The ruler is super helpful though! I'd also like to see something like Trebuchet MS for fonts. Thanks for your work!
  • (2021-05-24, v:1.0.2) Google Docs
    Hi, this extension is a great help for general browsing. However, this would also be very useful if it worked properaly with apps like google docs. Text seems to extend past the margins no matter what width I changed them to. Happy to provide any other feedback. Many thanks Charlie
  • (2020-02-06, v:1.0.2) Julio Chirinos Gomez: wen i got rid of it it wuldent go way
    it dosent go away
  • (2019-11-12, v:1.0.2) Color Options
    Hello! I see that we can change the contrast of the screen but is their an option to actually change the color as well? Has that been added yet? I have a student that is asking since they really like the other features as well. Thanks!
  • (2019-10-09, v:1.0.2) Cat Nostrand: Data & Privacy Policy
    Hi Vetting useful apps and extensions for use in public school setting with students. Do you collect any PII? Or retain identifiable user data?
  • (2018-10-23, v:0.1.1) Types beyond margins since Google update
    Since the latest Google update, text extends beyond the margins when typing in a Google Doc or other Google applications.
  • (2018-08-13, v:0.1.1) Kellie O'Brien: Option to turn off?
    How do I turn off the app when I don't need it.
  • (2017-10-05, v:0.1.1) Bethanie Alexander: The reading bar
    The extension is good i just wish i could disable the reading bar as its more confusing to have it than not.
  • (2017-01-20, v:0.1.1) Any%: Swich to normat too?
    I study coding I tried to read whit it but I realy can't coding is inpossible whit this text can we make a swtich for airl too? or turn it basicly off when is not needed? sorry I can't even write Dyslxia.
  • (2015-01-16, v:0.0.16) Jon athan: Add Options for color contrast
    Adding Options to change the color of the text and the reading and paragraphs bar would make this tool even better. Good concept here, perhaps add additional fonts as well
  • (2014-12-22, v:0.0.16) Mark Russell: Configuration
    Is there a way to easily enable and disable the DF app? I would like to have it available for a few of my students, but I don't myself need it.
  • (2014-10-14, v:0.0.16) Andrew Buckeridge: Font bad for my low vision
    I find the font impossible to read. I use DejaVu Sans Mono for poor vision after stroke. I prefer monospace version, but also use DejaVu Sans to fit in hard coded dialog boxes. For Serif (in headings only) I use Liberation Mono or Courier. Allow user to select another font, overriding web page fonts.


6,000 history
4.2 (18 votes)
Last update / version
2022-03-03 / 1.0.3
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