Tools for Dyslexic People
Bear for Mac and iOS has some features that help with usage and legibility for visually impaired and Dyslexic people.
The Open Dyslexic font
Editor, we added a font called Open Dyslexic. This is an open-source typeface designed to increase readability for dyslexic readers. Also in the Editor preferences pane are options for font size, line height, and other settings which can make reading and writing notes less distracting.
A high contrast theme
For people with focus problems, we added a theme to
Themes called High Contrast. This theme is free to both Bear and Bear Pro users. It’s similar to the Red Graphite theme, but with a blue accent and more contrasting text colors.
Mac text to speech
You can use the standard macOS text-to-speech option on a note or selected text by going to
Speech in the menu bar.
The Open Dyslexic font and high contrast theme
The Open Dyslexic font and High Contrast options described above can be found in Sidebar →
Settings →, under
iOS text to speech
Bear gained a text-to-speech option in version 1.1 for iOS. Simply select some text and tap on the
Speech option in the text menu. Or you can have an entire note read out loud by swiping left on a note in the Note List, then selecting