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For the majority of us who don’t have dyslexia, it can be hard to comprehend exactly what it’s like. Most of us take reading and writing for granted and don’t completely understand the different ways dyslexia can affect a person.

Recently, there’s been a new website launched that simulates the experiences of a person who is dyslexic. Created by a friend of a dyslexia sufferer, the website presents similar difficulties of someone who may have the condition.

As someone who doesn’t have the learning disability, the website is a disorientating experience! Letters move within the words, making it harder to read the paragraph. If I really concentrate, I can read the text but it takes a lot longer to digest and understand the context.

This website provides a useful tool in raising awareness for the condition, so others can understand the frustration and difficulties that a person with dyslexia can face.

Website that highlights dyslexia awareness

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning difficulties, as it can affect up to 10% of the population – although the severity differs from person to person. Not only can the condition affect the individual’s reading ability, but also writing, spelling, memory, motor skills, phonological awareness and the understanding of sequences e.g. months of the year.

Learn more about dyslexia here!

Dyslexia is known as a “hidden” disability and can be misinterpreted. It’s not always easy to detect and sometimes it can be blamed for other behavioural symptoms. This is why it’s important, especially for teachers and parents, to understand the signs of dyslexia.

 

At iansyst, we understand how important it is to address each individual’s needs, whether in education or the workplace. Tools, such as the aforementioned website, offer a glimpse into dyslexia and are a great way to demonstrate a disability that is hidden.

When it comes to the workplace, we believe it’s important that managers and colleagues can understand an individual’s disability and if you are in education, it’s important to understand the signs of different disabilities. By doing this, you can ensure a more communicative work environment and, if you are a teacher, you can action early intervention. .

Our Training & Coaching Services

We offer training sessions that can help staff members fully understand disabilities such as dyslexia. Our dyslexia awareness sessions are conducted by a specialist trainer, who through interactive exercises and breaking down legislation can offer a better understanding of the condition.

Not only do we supply Dyslexia Awareness Training, but we also can provide Autism Awareness and General Disability Awareness. If you have any questions about our awareness training sessions, feel free to get in touch with marketing@iansyst.co.uk and we can help you with any queries.

How did you find the website? Do you think it’s a good tool to spread dyslexia awareness? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “What is it like to have Dyslexia?

  1. Michele Vorster says:

    Hi
    We are from Johannesburg South Africa . We have a dyslexic son age 14 and I am not aware of ANY assistive technology devices available here. Can you help? He is doing mainstream education at the moment, but it is becoming extremely difficult to help him as the workload is just too much for me to cope…. our education system is SO just nowhere when it comes to any learning disabilities. Please send me some info if you are able to assist.
    Kindest Regards
    Michéle Vorster

    • Catherine Smith says:

      Hi Michele,

      Sorry to hear you are having problems finding relevant provisions for your son. I will email you today with a list of software that I would recommend, which hopefully you should be able to get shipped to Johannesburg.

      Many thanks,
      Catherine

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