What’s it like to be dyslexic?


A developer has created a code which shows you what it is like to suffer from dyslexia and anyone can try it out!

Dyslexia is a permanent condition that affects reading, writing, spelling and speaking, it may be common but is still not widely understood. It’s estimated that up to 1 in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia (Telegraph, 2016). Dyslexia can be difficult to cope with but as a dyslexic student it can be an even more challenging especially if they are not receiving the right kind of support. Here at the Learning Support Centre we aim to provide support to dyslexic students that can help them overcome barriers to studying by providing dyslexic students with useful and applicable strategies for their academic work. This new test will now provide a way for support staff to have a greater understanding of the difficulties dyslexic students face by stepping into their shoes, even if it’s only for a few minutes. If you are dyslexic and would like to have a chat about the support the Learning Support Centre can provide please feel free to contact us through our website (link to website) or give us a call.

The code to let people experience what it is like to suffer from dyslexia was developed by Victor Widell, after his friend described to him what it was like to be dyslexic he decided to turn her words into a simulation, so non-dyslexic people could understand what it was like. This is available through the link below, and it is hoped that this will allow people without dyslexia to gain a greater understanding of dyslexia and that they will be better able to empathise and support those with dyslexia. Why not try it for yourself!


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