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2013-11-08 07:56:52 AM  
Wele, I'ev layaws bene trepty odog at hits srot fo ginth, ganarams, so d'I do KO.
 
2013-11-08 07:59:32 AM  
Dyslexics are just putting it on to get attention.
 
2013-11-08 08:08:44 AM  
I remember when this guy all taught us an important lesson about dyslexia.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Then when you rewatched the first five seasons of Cliff being so hard on him about his schoolwork, he seemed like kind of a dick.
 
2013-11-08 08:14:01 AM  
A dyslexia article! Let's do something clever and misspell the headline.

There were two things that always bothered me about being dyslexic while going to school.  The first was reading out loud to the class.  I dreaded being asked two read out loud because I knew it was just a matter of time before the entire class was laughing at me.

The other issue was writing.  When writing, I often miss word or repeated phrases.  Being in school before the day of the word processor, if I wanted to turn in a clean essay, I'd have to rewrite the whole paper.  The problem was that I'd miss or add a phrase while re-writing.  The result was that it was impossible to turn in a clean paper so it was impossible to get an A on the essay.

With word processors it is probably easier for students with dyslexia to write an essay assuming they have the option of using a computer.
 
2013-11-08 08:26:49 AM  
I didn't even realize the headline was spelled wrong until I asked myself why they didn't do something witty like misspell the headline. Then I realized it was misspelled and I was like what -- how did I not see that?
 
2013-11-08 08:28:42 AM  
I can give a much more tangible example -- when playing Scrabble, do you have to physically shuffle the tiles to see potential words?

If so, imagine if you didn't have to.
 
2013-11-08 08:29:43 AM  
I always had anordyslexia, I was never satisfied with how bad I was at reading.
 
2013-11-08 08:30:54 AM  

Donnchadha: I can give a much more tangible example -- when playing Scrabble, do you have to physically shuffle the tiles to see potential words?

If so, imagine if you didn't have to.


Actually, I tend to use Scrabble tiles to generate random alphabets for strip ciphers, so no.
 
2013-11-08 08:34:27 AM  
I put the 'sexy' in 'dyslexia'.
 
2013-11-08 08:35:54 AM  

RedPhoenix122: I put the 'sexy' in 'dyslexia'.


thumbnails.hulu.com

Ugghhh....
 
2013-11-08 08:38:29 AM  
If you are interested in having a way of demonstrating to so-called "normal" people how students with a number of learning differences feel when they do their lessons (including, but not solely dyslexia), I greatly recommend the F.A.T. city video on youtube. I believe it is located in  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ  . It is a little over an hour, but I feel that all parents and teachers should watch it. I feel it helps people understand how difficult it can be for some to learn.
-RS
 
2013-11-08 08:40:11 AM  
Piesn.
 
2013-11-08 08:41:43 AM  

RuneSaint: If you are interested in having a way of demonstrating to so-called "normal" people how students with a number of learning differences feel when they do their lessons (including, but not solely dyslexia), I greatly recommend the F.A.T. city video on youtube. I believe it is located in  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ  . It is a little over an hour, but I feel that all parents and teachers should watch it. I feel it helps people understand how difficult it can be for some to learn.
-RS


Good luck typing that in the address bar if you are dyslexic.
 
2013-11-08 08:42:57 AM  
I have dyslexusia.

A fear of luxury Toyotas.
 
2013-11-08 08:43:42 AM  

RedPhoenix122: RuneSaint: If you are interested in having a way of demonstrating to so-called "normal" people how students with a number of learning differences feel when they do their lessons (including, but not solely dyslexia), I greatly recommend the F.A.T. city video on youtube. I believe it is located in  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ  . It is a little over an hour, but I feel that all parents and teachers should watch it. I feel it helps people understand how difficult it can be for some to learn.
-RS

Good luck typing that in the address bar if you are dyslexic.


Dammit... I always type Ctrl-V before Ctrl-C. Every freaking time, man....
 
2013-11-08 08:44:26 AM  

Archie Goodwin: I have dyslexusia.

A fear of luxury Toyotas.


/Dyslexia isn't a fear
 
2013-11-08 08:44:44 AM  
Not funny subby. Why does everyone think it's cool to make fun of dyslexics? It's pretty cruel. It's a real disability that affects lives, asshole. When I was a kid, I had a friend who died thanks to his dyslexia, so I'm a little sensitive to this. He was out swimming in a local lake, and started having problems, and he drowned because nobody heeded his cries for "pleh". So I hope you feel like a big man, making fun of dyslexics.
 
2013-11-08 08:47:10 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Not funny subby. Why does everyone think it's cool to make fun of dyslexics? It's pretty cruel. It's a real disability that affects lives, asshole. When I was a kid, I had a friend who died thanks to his dyslexia, so I'm a little sensitive to this. He was out swimming in a local lake, and started having problems, and he drowned because nobody heeded his cries for "pleh". So I hope you feel like a big man, making fun of dyslexics.


Ha ha. Funny made-up story.
 
2013-11-08 08:51:40 AM  

THE GREAT NAME: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Not funny subby. Why does everyone think it's cool to make fun of dyslexics? It's pretty cruel. It's a real disability that affects lives, asshole. When I was a kid, I had a friend who died thanks to his dyslexia, so I'm a little sensitive to this. He was out swimming in a local lake, and started having problems, and he drowned because nobody heeded his cries for "pleh". So I hope you feel like a big man, making fun of dyslexics.

Ha ha. Funny made-up story.


Oh lord, I laughed!
 
2013-11-08 08:52:05 AM  
It turns out that Comic Sans is apparently one of the easiest fonts for many dyslexics to read.

No, really. It has to do with the shapes of the letters. Certain sets of letters (e.g. lowercase b, d, p, and q) look very similar in many fonts, which causes problems for many dyslexics. In Comic Sans they're more distinct, and this turns out to be really helpful. I doubt that Comic Sans was actually designed with this as a goal, but it still works out.

Just something to keep in mind.
 
2013-11-08 08:57:20 AM  

RedPhoenix122: RuneSaint: If you are interested in having a way of demonstrating to so-called "normal" people how students with a number of learning differences feel when they do their lessons (including, but not solely dyslexia), I greatly recommend the F.A.T. city video on youtube. I believe it is located in  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=eNFoc1On7qQ  . It is a little over an hour, but I feel that all parents and teachers should watch it. I feel it helps people understand how difficult it can be for some to learn.
-RS

Good luck typing that in the address bar if you are dyslexic.


Point granted - google up "FAT City" and it should work.
-RS
 
2013-11-08 08:59:37 AM  

Millennium: It turns out that Comic Sans is apparently one of the easiest fonts for many dyslexics to read.

No, really. It has to do with the shapes of the letters. Certain sets of letters (e.g. lowercase b, d, p, and q) look very similar in many fonts, which causes problems for many dyslexics. In Comic Sans they're more distinct, and this turns out to be really helpful. I doubt that Comic Sans was actually designed with this as a goal, but it still works out.

Just something to keep in mind.


There are actually a number of open source fonts designed specifically for dyslexia -  http://opendyslexic.org/  has one and I believe that there are others.
-RS
 
2013-11-08 09:34:50 AM  

RuneSaint: Millennium: It turns out that Comic Sans is apparently one of the easiest fonts for many dyslexics to read.

No, really. It has to do with the shapes of the letters. Certain sets of letters (e.g. lowercase b, d, p, and q) look very similar in many fonts, which causes problems for many dyslexics. In Comic Sans they're more distinct, and this turns out to be really helpful. I doubt that Comic Sans was actually designed with this as a goal, but it still works out.

Just something to keep in mind.

There are actually a number of open source fonts designed specifically for dyslexia -  http://opendyslexic.org/  has one and I believe that there are others.
-RS


You are aware, of course, that you don't have to initial each post you make as we can see your handle just above them? Or is that part of your condition?
-RS
 
2013-11-08 09:41:02 AM  

Muta: A dyslexia article! Let's do something clever and misspell the headline.

There were two things that always bothered me about being dyslexic while going to school.  The first was reading out loud to the class.  I dreaded being asked two read out loud because I knew it was just a matter of time before the entire class was laughing at me.

The other issue was writing.  When writing, I often miss word or repeated phrases.  Being in school before the day of the word processor, if I wanted to turn in a clean essay, I'd have to rewrite the whole paper.  The problem was that I'd miss or add a phrase while re-writing.  The result was that it was impossible to turn in a clean paper so it was impossible to get an A on the essay.

With word processors it is probably easier for students with dyslexia to write an essay assuming they have the option of using a computer.


Yes it was. I was one of the very first kids in my school to get a home computer and printer. From 5th grade on, 1985, I did every bit of homework I could on that Apple IIe. I hated writing by hand and taking tests.
 
2013-11-08 09:41:24 AM  
I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.

/obilg
 
2013-11-08 09:51:02 AM  
With me, I didn't just rearrange letters in words. I would also add letters that aren't there at all.

For instance, I read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy and every single time, I put an 'R' into Gandalf.

/Grandalf the Grey.
 
2013-11-08 10:10:24 AM  

Donnchadha: Archie Goodwin: I have dyslexusia.

A fear of luxury Toyotas.

/Dyslexia isn't a fear


Read it a bit closer. I'm trying to be funny.

Or just trying.
 
2013-11-08 10:25:05 AM  
I've got dysgraphia, in 3rd grade when everyone else was learning cursive I was taken aside, given an absurdly large pencil and told to write lines over and over again. My handwriting reached a ceiling and the school said 'fark it' and gave me one of these

stopsmartmeters.org

I still cannot write straight. I tend to mix up which letter is supposed to be doubled (ie: finnaly instead of finally), an issue I don't have when thinking about the spelling of a word or when I type,  my hand becomes a ball of pain after a page or so of continuous writing and it looks like the work of a 2nd grader. The 'Did your younger brother write this?' joke never gets old
 
2013-11-08 10:31:40 AM  
And, let's not forget that "dyslexia" anagrams to "daily sex."
 
2013-11-08 10:43:04 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Donnchadha: Archie Goodwin: I have dyslexusia.

A fear of luxury Toyotas.

/Dyslexia isn't a fear

Read it a bit closer. I'm trying to be funny.

Or just trying.


Oh no, I got that part. It was the premise of "dyslexia" and "phobia" being the same thing that was faulty.

If you had stated that you always confuse luxury Toyotas with other cars, that would be better.
 
2013-11-08 10:53:21 AM  

Fubegra: And, let's not forget that "dyslexia" anagrams to "daily sex."


Now that's the kind of dyslexia I can get behind!


/I sexy, lad.
 
2013-11-08 12:23:57 PM  
My wife gets almost physically violent when she sees something on TV that triggers it. She has thrown our laptop on the ground when she ecountered a Captcha for the first time.
 
2013-11-08 03:25:38 PM  
This book must not accurately demonstrate words through the eyes of a dyslexic. I seem to be reading all the images in that article without a problem...

Feepit: I didn't even realize the headline was spelled wrong until I asked myself why they didn't do something witty like misspell the headline. Then I realized it was misspelled and I was like what -- how did I not see that?


"Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm."
 
2013-11-08 04:34:25 PM  

Feepit: I didn't even realize the headline was spelled wrong until I asked myself why they didn't do something witty like misspell the headline. Then I realized it was misspelled and I was like what -- how did I not see that?


If you keep the first and last letters of each word in a sentence, and scramble the middle ones, the human brain can still easily read it as if it were correct.  Its pretty fascinating- you can see examples online.

/Too lazy to Google them
 
2013-11-08 05:27:33 PM  

downstairs: /Too lazy to Google them


see post immediately above yours ;)
 
2013-11-08 05:54:51 PM  

Muta: A dyslexia article! Let's do something clever and misspell the headline.

There were two things that always bothered me about being dyslexic while going to school.  The first was reading out loud to the class.  I dreaded being asked two read out loud because I knew it was just a matter of time before the entire class was laughing at me.

The other issue was writing.  When writing, I often miss word or repeated phrases.  Being in school before the day of the word processor, if I wanted to turn in a clean essay, I'd have to rewrite the whole paper.  The problem was that I'd miss or add a phrase while re-writing.  The result was that it was impossible to turn in a clean paper so it was impossible to get an A on the essay.

With word processors it is probably easier for students with dyslexia to write an essay assuming they have the option of using a computer.


That sums up my problems fairly well.

I've since found that once I have a draft that if I back off the project for a few days then come back it makes it easier to identify those areas because my brain isn't consistent when it comes to the way it makes error.

/girlfriend in highschool loved to play with the Ouija board, she would be shouting out letters and I would keep asking "what does that spell?"
 
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