I only have OSX 10.6.8 and am not planning to upgrade.
This appears to mean I cannot install the Creative Cloud desktop app so cannot use Typekit.
Is there a work around.
I'm sorry that you ran into trouble with this. Unfortunately, it isn't possible to sync desktop fonts on OS X 10.6, since the Creative Cloud software isn't available for that version. You would need to update your OS to a higher version in order to install the software to sync fonts from Typekit.
I'm sorry that there isn't another option we can offer you at this time, but please let me know if you have any other questions. Best,