See Word Design

SeeType is a smart font that displays the correct images over letters to cue you to hear the sound to letter relationship. The font knows if the vowels are long or short and if letters are working as blends and will load the correct images.
SeeType works within the See Words Anywhere browser extension that allows any reader to read any digital content on the web and be supported. Here is how it works.
The font is used with See Words: Anywhere, a Google Chrome extension that helps struggling readers of all ages learn in a personal way. Try the beta for free.
Sample of text showing how the icons interact with the letterforms.
Type Specimens Poster shows the extensive character set developed to visualize the 44 sounds that make up the English language and the different spelling combinations that make up those sounds.

SeeType is the first dynamic phonetic font that harnesses variable font technology to teach phonetics while in the context of reading. SeeType cues you to hearing the sounds associated with letters. For example, if you were reading onscreen and could not remember what sound the letter “p” made, simply roll over the letter, and the letter will morph into familiar images. Saying the images aloud cues you to hearing the sound associated with the letter. Peach, Penguin, Pig the common sound is /p/.

SeeType has visualized the sounds that make up the English language to aid struggling readers in decoding words. English is a complex system of sounds which consists of 6 categories: Consonants, Long Vowels, Short Vowels. Diphthongs, and Digraphs. Each sound glyph, also known as SeeType, consists of at least 2 to 3 associating icons.

SeeType is used with See Words: Anywhere, a Google Chrome browser extension and API that helps struggling readers of all ages learn in a personal way. The patent-pending tool transforms letters to icons to cues readers to decode words through audio and visual cues on any digital content to help individuals learn basic phonics fundamentals. It acts as an assistant to readers of all levels with the benefits of accessibility, as it works on any device. Also, it increases the ability for any individual to learn with content that interests them which we think will help people stay engaged and motivated.

Oscar Fernández
Shannon Healey
Lily Li
Frida Medrano
Spencer Roberts
Reneé Seward
Akshat Srivastava
Kristie Thompson
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