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Here’s What Dyslexia Feels Like

Daniel Britton is a graphic designer who has battled dyslexia all of his life.

To raise awareness for others who suffer with the learning disability (one in five people), Britton created a font that emulates what it’s like to be dyslexic.

“What this typeface does is break down the reading time of a non-dyslexic down to the speed of a dyslexic. I wanted to make non-dyslexic people understand what it is like to read with the condition and to recreate the frustration and embarrassment of reading everyday text.”

Here’s another example:

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Wow.

That is painfully difficult. I can read some words but with other words I have no idea.

People who battle dyslexia are often extremely creative–they have to be in order to read, so they tend to do well in other artistic mediums.

So strange how the brain works, right?

You can find out more about Daniel Britton and his project to raise awareness for dyslexia on his Crowdfunder site. 

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  1. My uncle has dyslexia and did terribly at school, because there was no support for learning disabilities like there is today. Thus, he was treated as stupid and got bored, so then they said he’s stupid AND poorly behaved. To make it even worse for him back then, he’s left handed!
    However, if they’d bothered to pay attention, his mind is quick as a whip. He’s fantastic at building things and it seems like he can fix anything. He’s also really good at visualization, so is fantastic at things like landscape gardening.
    He could have been great if he’d been given the support he needed. It’s such a shame, as he has little confidence in himself.

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    August 20, 2015
  2. I now have tricks and things to overcome my dyslexia, but if I’m having a bad day or my brain is slow…That is exactly what it looks like!

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    August 20, 2015
  3. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    August 20, 2015
  4. I have so much more respect for my friends that deal with this on a day-to-day basis having seen this. They’ve tried to explain it to me and it has been such a foreign concept that when I saw it I thought I can read this no sweat. Thank you so much for sharing this and humbling me.

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    August 20, 2015
  5. I taught reading for many years and throughout my career I taught many students with reading difficulties such as Dyslexia. It was frustrating for me to see how some of those students would agonize over reading what some would same was a simple reading passage. I love how you represented what you see when you read. It is important to create awareness and parents need to be afforded the resources to help their children early on. I must say that those students were the brightest kids as well as the abstract thinkers for the most part. Thanks for the post.

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    August 20, 2015
  6. Reblogged this on Concierge Librarian.

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    August 20, 2015
  7. 3>

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    August 20, 2015
  8. good for you!! I love the way you showed us what you see when you read. I can only imagine the frustration you feel. Brilliant idea to show and tell it gets the message home straight away.

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    August 20, 2015
  9. Wow that is so hard to read! I am so grateful that I don’t have Dyslexia. They miss a lot because they can’t read.

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    August 20, 2015
  10. o u i

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    August 21, 2015
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    August 21, 2015
  12. Jane Driver #

    My twin brother has dyslexia. It’s really hard for him at school. Although he does get support my school is huge and there’s like 200 pupils in my year. But he is really creative and he’s actually really smart. I feel sorry for him though because there’s so much that he could say but because of dyslexia he doesn’t know how. Thanks for putting this up because now I now how he feels.

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    August 21, 2015
  13. I have dysgraphia another form of dyslexia, if is much more of a writing and spelling form of the problem. I also have a degree in fine art and have found much comfort in it… Now I am a blogger and what a challenge that is. I have written extensively about it on my blog and how the skill of typing changed every thing for me. I will never been a wonderful speller as the rules always change but I will never stop let people know about the challenges the learning disabled face in the world.

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    August 22, 2015
  14. I have a student with both dyslexia and dysgraphia; thanks for sharing, now I can see what he’s going through!

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    August 22, 2015
  15. sarahd #

    Reblogged this on helterskelternurseprepper and commented:
    Just read this post about what it’s like living with dyslexia. Kudos to those who live with this ever day, and yet manage to accomplish so much! You are an inspiration to the rest of us!! 🙂

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    August 24, 2015
  16. Dyslexic is difficult, but not so that ignores the good book and the meaning

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    August 27, 2015

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