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Dyslexic Captcha Experiment

by Sarah Forrest || 19 Jan 2017

A group of developers and dyslexia advocates in India banded together to create a captcha campaign aiming to show people what it might be like to have reading difficulties, especially those with a visual cause.

They displayed their captcha to 1 million people, the majority of whom could not decipher it and clicked the refresh button to get a new captcha option. In the process, they were given an explanation of what it might be like for children who struggle to read daily due to reading difficulties.

You can read more about the full experiment, and see some samples, here:

Captcha Campaign Shows People What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic