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Coffee Table Book Simulates Dyslexia Through Its Design [Pics]

Coffee Table Book Simulates Dyslexia Through Its Design [Pics]
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Unique typography and layouts help readers understand what the disorder is really like.

Ross Brooks
  • 5 november 2013

It’s one thing to empathize with sufferers of dyslexia, but it’s another altogether to actually experience what a dyslexic person sees when they try to read a book. Sam Barclay has created a Kickstarter project called I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic that does exactly that. The book aims to provide the reader with a beautiful, design-led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading.

The typographic theories in the book provide a unique outlook on reading and if passed on to enough people, could help others to truly understand what it feels like for a colleague, customer, friend, or family member to struggle with the seemingly simple task. This is especially true in higher education and the workplace where a huge amount of reading happens, which for most people is just part of the process, but for others can seem like an insurmountable task.

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Sam launched the Kickstarter campaign to try and raise enough funds for the book to be published by Boss Print. If you have any friends or family that are dyslexic, or ever wondered what it might be like to struggle your way through a book, then be sure to do what you can to help spread such a powerful message.

I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic

Source: Kickstarter

Images: Kickstarter

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