In theory, if you design websites for ‘accessibility’, it will be clear for everyone. Let’s put it to the test!
First of all, lets clear up a few myths about dyslexia. I’ve attended an NLP lecture where the speaker declared dyslexia is a self-limiting belief and doesn’t exist. I walked out.
I’m not dyslexic. However, I’ve met enough highly skilled and driven people who are, to know this practitioner was talking nonsense.
1. It’s a visual issue , where children reverse letters or write backwards.
Dyslexia isn’t a problem with vision or seeing letters in the wrong direction.
2. It’s due to lack of intelligence
Many have struggled with dyslexia, before becoming highly successful:
- Albert Einstein
- Pablo Picasso
- Richard Branson
- Tom Cruise
- Steven Speilberg
- …and there’s more >
What is Dyslexia?
Hampering reading, the lifelong condition, is the most common learning issue. Depending on how you measure it, on average 5-15% of people are dyslexic.
Dyslexia’s mainly a problem with reading accurately and fluently. So, a child with dyslexia may struggle to answer questions, about something they’ve read. However, when it’s read to them, they may have no difficulty.
Challenging areas of difficulty may include: comprehension; spelling; writing and Mathematics.