What's so bad about Comic Sans, anyway?

What's so bad about Comic Sans, anyway?

In this Tes article, John Severs interviews Cognitive Science's senior research fellow, Dr Eva Marinus, to explore if there's any justification to using certain fonts in the classroom to improve readability.

When asked on evidence of such improvements based on fonts, Dr Marinus responded, “I would say that letter shape does not matter: children do equally well reading Arial and Dyslexie,” she explains. “The spacing settings of Dyslexie font seemed to give a slight advantage. In our study, we found an advantage of 7 per cent, which is not much. [And] it is possible to change overall spacing settings in MS Word. If you would like to apply the exact spacing settings of Dyslexie font, our free app can be used.”

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Content owner: Department of Cognitive Science Last updated: 19 Apr 2018 1:35pm

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