It’s a plain fact of life that we can never get inside anyone else’s head… and that’s probably a good thing!

But what might it feel like to have dyslexia?

Designer (and dyslexic) Daniel Britton recently put together a project to show the confusion – and perhaps occasional terror – that dyslexics can experience when looking at a piece of text.

Key to note here is that he is not trying to represent what words visually look like to dyslexics – most children with reading difficulty have no problem recognizing letters. Rather, Britton is trying to help others experience the emotional strain that struggling readers can face.

“What I wanted to do was recreate or simulate the emotions of reading with dyslexia to try and put across how frustrating it is to try and read something simple.”

Take a look!

DSCN0462Sarah Forrest is a Program Manager for the Easyread System, an online course for children struggling with dyslexia, reading difficulties, auditory processing issues and more.