School of Communication and the Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)
dyslexia, graphic design, typography, college, higher education
Art and Design | Education
Strozzo, Brittany D., "Reflip Type: Developing Visual Strategies for Teaching Typography to Collegiate Students with Dyslexia" (2021). Masters Theses. 812.
In educational facilities today, the approaches to teaching typography to college students with dyslexia are limited. This thesis provides a research-based pedagogy for teaching typography to students in a way that accommodates the visual, processing, and auditory differences present in students with dyslexia. Through the analysis of the learning disability itself, existing material for graphic designers with dyslexia, and current accessibility standards for those with dyslexia, this thesis offers a practical solution to provide a more balanced learning experience for all students, especially those with dyslexia. The aim of this study was to examine the current graphic design standards and refocus and modify them for ease of readability for all individuals, especially those with dyslexia.