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Comic Sans Essay on Narratively

Comic Sans Essay on Narratively

My essay on Comic Sans and my sister’s experience with dyslexia was republished on Narratively. Both upon the publication in Narratively and in The Establishment, I got amazing responses from teachers/professors saying they were going to modify their uses of fonts to be more friendly to students with dyslexia, or that they were going to be more permissive in what fonts they would accept work in. Not everyone wants to use Comic Sans and that’s ok! One professor said he…

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Hating Comic Sans is Ableist

Hating Comic Sans is Ableist

An essay on my sister, dyslexia, ableism, and the font everybody loves to hate. “For me, being able to use Comic Sans is similar to a mobility aid, or a visual aid, or a hearing aid,” she tells me while we’re both visiting our family in Maryland. “I have other ways of writing and reading, but they’re not like they are for someone who’s not dyslexic.” Hating Comic Sans is Ableist on The Establishment