https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn

Dyslexia

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I don't know how many people have on here have dsylexia because I only know of two so this may not be very helpful.

I have had an extension (for chrome) called Helper bird and it changes all the writing on one page into OpenDsylexic font which is a font that is designed to be a lot easier for dislexic people to read using spacing, tilting and a bunch of other stuff ( i will put an info link on it at the bottom).

There is another I have used before as well called Dsylexia Extension which is slightly better but doesnt work on all sites. It has multiple different fonts like LexieReadable, Nisaba and OpenDsylexic fonts which you switch to the bold, italic or alta versions depending on which you find better.
It also has an option to color the bacround of any white page to yellow, green, blue and pink (I only use this if i have to read a lot of writing like a story or something but some poeple have it on all the time.

There is an extension for Chrome and other browers i think called beeline reader which puts a color gradient on the writing so that it is easier to follow lines because our iyes tend to jump from line to line making it super difficult to read any paragraph longer than three lines.
I don't think I explained it very well but it means that I don't get lost as often when i am reading something with multiple lines.

I just wanted to tell people about this because I used doulingo for the first time witout it and realised that it was a difficult font to read, for me anyway everyone has different fonts they can read, apparently theres dislexic people that read better in italics but I personally cannot read a word of them which I realised after getting a teacher that did powerpoints in only italic and fancy handwriting fonts :(
I do not know how to get anything like this on phones though, or if it would work on the app, but if anyone does please add it in the comments.

links

Dyslexie font info : https://www.dyslexiefont.com/en/dyslexie-font/

Helper bird : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/helper-bird-opendyslexic/ahmapmilbkfamljbpgphfndeemhnajme

DsyleciaExtension : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dyslexia-extension/jgkgailgjdefcllgbadjkjneobkfoopb

Beeline read for chrome : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/beeline-reader/ifjafammaookpiajfbedmacfldaiamgg

Beeline reader for other things : http://www.beelinereader.com/

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

Wow! I commend and congratulate you on your hard work despite you having that struggle! And you're learning many languages! Woah. It's so uplifting! :D

¡Felicidades por alcanzar esos niveles tan altos en el español y en el francés también! ¡Guau! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gc49k
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Cool stuff!

Interestingly, I know a dyslexic lawyer and a color-blind pathologist.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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The color blind pathologist is interesting however there are many dislexic people with important jobs. Im pretty sure bill gates was dsylexic even writers which a profession that may people regard as impossible for dsylexics, Agatha Christie and reportedly Shakespeare are among a few

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSHearn

This is something that I like to raise awareness about with Dyslexia--yes it makes some things harder but I think it also contributes to my ability to think innovatively and creatively.

If a fairy godmother appeared right now and said she could 'cure' me I would definitely say "thanks, but no thanks". I have an amazingly intelligent friend with ADHD who feels the same.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues
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I miiiight give my ADHD away, but I don't even know how a "normal" brain thinks, so maybe not. I would really have to think about it.

I do have a friend who has also ADHD who says he sort of "pities" everyone without it, because we're fast thinkers, who quickly connect different thoughts and ideas to one another and are more creative. He's a director and says he couldn't do his work without it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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Yh it still genuinely confuses me that people see pages as still, which is probably why a lot of people don't get help until they are older because of thinking that everyone experiences the same thing so not mentioning it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mUtguzS0

qiunnn, i didnt know you were dyslexic! im so amazed at your language working! keep it up! im giving a lingot! im abigail lewis, btw. remember when you helped me with the fluency thing? :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CSHearn

Thanks @Quinnn ! It's great to build up a learning community of dyslexics and people with learning [dis]abilities on here...maybe we'll even catch the attention of a mod or two...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues
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Thank you! I don't have dyslexia, but ADHD and when my medication wears off in the evening I often get a similar effect. My mind wants to be faster than my eyes and I jump between lines and get jumbled up sentences. I also get problems with italic fonts, so I might try some of these out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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I do that kind of thing if i'm tired. Words that i can spell fine normally come out as an absolute mess like not even spelt too phonetically I will just start adding random letters. The result is often quite funny to look back at later though so atleast theres that

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Running_2Fast

This is something that I like to raise awareness about with Dyslexia--yes it makes some things harder but I think it also contributes to my ability to think innovatively and creatively.

If a fairy godmother appeared right now and said she could 'cure' me I would definitely say "thanks, but no thanks". I have an amazingly intelligent friend with ADHD who feels the same.

1 year ago
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