‘Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called reading disability, dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language,’ reads a statement on Mayoclinic.com. Thus, in order to make these books reader-friendly for those affected with this disorder, these new books have been enhanced with ‘RNIB-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts, enlarged type, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, clear captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration, as well as themed navigational aids,’ reads Bloomsbury’s official Harry Potter website.
The news was shared by PotterMore’s official Twitter handle where they had posted:
The three new Harry Potter companion books include
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and
Quidditch Through the Ages. They feature Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s full and original text along with jacket art done by Jonny Duddle and illustrations made by Tomislav Tomic.
The Harry Potter dyslexia editions are only available in the UK at the moment. They can be purchased online from Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter website for £18 (about INR 1646.07) per book.
Meanwhile, plans for similar books for the main Harry Potter series are “yet to be announced” by the publisher.