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