Technology can do wonderful things. From giving someone the ability to walk to letting you read news from anywhere in the world on a device as small as your palm. In the latest move to use technology to help people, a website looks to help explain Dyslexia to people who don’t quite understand how the illness works.
Someone looks to help others understand how people with Dyslexia see writing and have done so through a website which actually contains the first paragraph from Wikipedia describing the condition. You can find the original text here but if you are interested in seeing how Dyslexia affects people you may be more interested in this site.
The text appears to scramble itself, replacing one character with another while others move around all over the paragraphs. This is how some people would describe dyslexia, making even the simplest of sentences difficult to understand while large paragraphs become like ancient texts to those affected. As someone who suffers from dyslexia, I can understand what it is getting at. The simplest of texts can become difficult and while others say they “understand” being able to compare the experience to something like what the website shows goes a long way to helping people, both dyslexic and not, understand one another and the difficulties a subtle condition like this can have on everyday life.