Format pages using the Lexend font.
- Change the font on website to any of the Lexend fonts.
Founded in 2000, LEXEND came about from a desire to make reading easier for everyone. As an Educational Therapist, Bonnie Shaver-Troup, EdD, observed that reading issues masked the individual’s true capability and intelligence. She theorized that these issues were a sensitivity to typographical factors and began manipulating multiple text factors to find a match between text format and an individual’s optimized visual processing capabilities.
After careful research and years of testing a LEXEND beta font, Bonnie was able to determine that while traditional approaches to reading issues focused on cognitive-based solutions, perception-based solutions were faster and more efficient in helping improve reading performance and cognition.
After meeting Thomas Jockin in 2017 — typeface designer and founder of TypeThursday — they combined forces to design an online variable-font solution that would ultimately give the reader complete control over their own reading experience and improve retention and comprehension.
What began as a seed in the home office of an educational therapist has become a world-class reading solution available to English-language readers across the world.