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Incredible! See what 700 million people with dyslexia actually see when they read

Incredible! See what 700 million people with dyslexia actually see when they read
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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities in existence, and yet, it's something that people rarely talk about.

According to Dyslexia International, one out of 10 people suffers from dyslexia - a condition that causes letters and symbols to be interpreted in a different order than they actually appear on the page. That's more than 700 million children and adults worldwide.

The condition makes it incredibly difficult for people to read, write and sometimes even speak. But, it is possible. With enough concentration, people with dyslexia can still understand complex ideas and are often highly intelligent and creative. Steven Spielberg, for example, is reported to have dyslexia. As is actress Whoopi Goldberg.

Until recently, people have only been able to guess what those with dyslexia actually see when they read. But, a Swedish Web developer named Victor Widell came up with a brilliant string of code that produces the same effect. And, the results are shocking! Click through to the next page to see what the experience is like.


Many with the condition describe what you just saw above. The first and last letter of each word stay the same, while the other letters within the word seem to jump around. It's like putting together a puzzle where the pieces are always moving.

Of course, the simulation won't match what every person with dyslexia experiences. After it was first shared by Widell, some commented to say it was exactly what they experienced, while others said it was far too easy, and others far too difficult.

But, at least the simulation gives us all the general idea of how challenging it is for the text to be interpreted.

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Source: Daily Mail
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