Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry has considered using dyslexia-friendly font and features in schools for such texts to be inclusive for students on the dyslexia spectrum.
Mr Chan Chun Sing: Students with dyslexia have difficulties matching language sounds to print. However, dyslexia is not a visual problem that can be addressed by special fonts. There is limited research evidence that “dyslexia-friendly” fonts improve reading speed or accuracy, although some students may express a preference for them.
MOE will continue to support students with dyslexia in their reading and spelling using methods that are evidence-based, such as the teaching of phonics, and strategies for spelling, oral reading fluency and reading comprehension.
To aid legibility of texts for all students, including those with dyslexia, MOE and schools use fonts, such as sans serif fonts, that cater to all students and avoid fonts that are cursive or decorative.
Ministry of Education
30 November 2022