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People who suffer from dyslexia are often said to have brains that are wired differently, but it’s not a sign of low intelligence or laziness. The common, lifelong condition affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. To gain insight into the life of a dyslexia sufferer, program designer Victor Widell created an interactive web page that mimics the way someone with dyslexia sees words. Although dyslexia manifests in different ways in each individual, the web page could be key to breaking down the stigma associated with the condition’s most prevalent symptom.
The result, for a non-dyslexic person, is a post that can be understood through concentration, barely. It is important to keep in mind that while the condition is primarily associated with difficulty reading, sufferers also experience difficulty when pronouncing words, trying to memorise word sequences, or trying to sound out unfamiliar words. Sufferers also experience difficulty reading in different ways. Some sufferers have reported vertical jumbling of letters while others have reported having difficulty identifying left and right.
Despite these daily struggles, people with dyslexia are often able to live successful lives if they’re provided with support and understanding at an early age.
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