The Ukrainian app Promova has 11 million users. It is a language learning platform, it has recently introduced “Dyslexia Mode”. This mode uses Dysfont, a typeface designed by dyslexic designer Martin Pysny . The font makes it easier to read by eliminating common problems: rearranging and flipping letters. Additionally, the mode lowers the brightness and includes multi-sensory learning methods.

The font solves basic reading problems such as switching letters, flipping letters, and text instability (words that shake, move, or change shape). For example, Dysfont makes it easier to distinguish between the most common letter changes: p, q, b, and d. It also changes uppercase and lowercase letters to make them as similar as possible.

10-20% of the population globally has dyslexia. Most of them have difficulties with language: comprehension and expressiveness, either orally or in writing. They need specialized techniques for mastering vocabulary and grammar.There are a number of applications that solve individual problems of people with dyslexia – spelling, phonetics, sentence structure. However, Promova is the first language learning app with a dyslexic mode.

Rebecca Mannis, Training Expert

Google also offers Reading Mode for Android users with vision issues or dyslexia, and has made changes to Google Chrome and Classroom for students with dyslexia. The new Promova feature arrives just in time for National Dyslexia Month and is available for free on the platform. Users can enable Dyslexia Mode by going to their profile and clicking on “Settings.”

Promova was launched in 2019 to provide learners with custom lesson plans and other tools like vocabulary/grammar courses, lessons, a community page to connect with other users, and track progress. The app offers nine languages — English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, and Ukrainian.

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