What is Serif used for?

What is Serif used for?

Serif is an easy-to-read font. It's one of the major reasons publishers choose it. Newspapers such as The Washington Post and LA Times use serif fonts in their body text, headlines, and subheadings. Combined with a sense of quality and class, it's clear why publishers choose this style.

What does serif font look like?

What are Serifs? The small features on the ends of strokes in some fonts are known as “Serifs.” Some common Serif typefaces are Times New Roman, Georgia, Palatino and Garamond. In contrast, common Sans Serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica and Tahoma.

What is Meares Irlen Syndrome?

MearesIrlen Syndrome is a form of visual stress which leads to difficulties with fine vision tasks such as reading. This eye condition was identified in 1980 by an American psychologist and although the condition is not yet fully understood, it is known to affect reading ability.

How do you test for Irlen Syndrome?

Child Self Test

  1. Skip words or lines, lose his/her place, re-read lines? ...
  2. Use his/her finger or a ruler as a marker? ...
  3. Not notice the full stops and commas? ...
  4. Read slowly, hesitantly or word by word? ...
  5. Become fidgety, restless or easily distracted? ...
  6. Have difficulty with comprehension? ...
  7. Avoid reading whenever possible?

Is Irlen syndrome autism?

Irlen syndrome is a difficulty with visual perceptual processing and is not an 'eye' problem. It affects well over half of autistic people but also occurs in approximately 15% of the neuro-typical population.

What are the symptoms of Irlen Syndrome?


  • Light Sensitivity.
  • Reading Problems.
  • Headaches and Migraines.
  • Attention and Concentration Problems.
  • Strain and Fatigue.
  • Problems with Depth Perception.
  • Print or Environmental Distortions.

How do you fix Irlen Syndrome?

To treat Irlen Syndrome, specific wavelengths are filtered out to correct the visual processing deficit. Once testing has been completed, a colored overlay is selected that best corrects the individual's visual issues.