‘Harry Potter’ Books Now Have Dyslexia-Friendly Versions & We Have to Tip Our (Sorting) Hats

The Harry Potter franchise just introduced a new iteration of books that will make even Voldemort smile.

In an effort to make the magic of the wizarding world accessible to everyone, Bloomsbury Publishing just debuted a collection of dyslexia-friendly Harry Potter companion books.

From here on out, readers with dyslexia can enjoy The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a host of enhancements.

The new books feature dyslexia-friendly fonts in large type on tinted paper for reduced glare and maximum contrast. Detailed descriptions and captions accompany the beautiful illustrations in the novels, as do themed navigational aids.

Each novel is Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) approved and the publisher worked with experts in the fields of dyslexia and visual impairments to ensure the inclusive versions are everything readers want and more.

“We hope that these projects will encourage other publishers to follow in their footsteps and expand the market of accessible and inclusive books,” a spokesperson for the RNIB said in a statement.

According Pottermore, Bloomsbury intends to release similar editions for every book in the Harry Potter series. No release date for the Potter series has been announced yet, but consider this a move in the right direction. 

The only catch? These dyslexia-friendly books aren’t yet available in the United States, but fingers crossed they’ll make their way across the pond faster than we can say “Accio.”

Perhaps you can pull some strings, Daniel Radcliffe?


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