What if there was a font that could boost your ability to focus? That could help you not just read more quickly, but also remember what you’ve read?
That’s what the makers of Bionic Reading believe their font tool can do.
“Bionic Reading revises texts so that the most concise parts of words are highlighted,” the Swiss company’s website reads. “This guides the eye over the text and the brain remembers previously learned words more quickly.”
Try it yourself below:
A new type of typeface might be beneficial to neurodivergent readers! 🤯
It's called bionic reading — the first few letters are bolded, making it easier for readers to glide through text and stay focused.
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— What in the ADHD? 🦥💡 (@WhatTheADHD) May 20, 2022
The concept is that our eyes don’t have to focus on the complete word since our brains will fill in the gaps. We can move from word to word more rapidly by bolding the first component of the term.
“Bionic Reading aims to play a supporting role in the absorption of volume text,” says the website. “We see technological progress as an opportunity for all those who want to increase the pleasure of reading in a noisy and hectic world in a focused way and without distraction.”
While no researches have been published on this method of reading, there are several testimonials that it is beneficial. The example provided on Twitter by @WhattheADHD drew a lot of attention, and many people expressed their delight at how much easier the bionic reading material was to read.
What did you think?