San Francisco, CA – You’ve probably heard of dyslexia, and you might even know someone who experiences it, but if you’re a non-dyslexic, can you imagine the way they process the world? Can you really picture it? A developer named Victor Windell made a simulation on GitHub that allows you to read web content as if you have dyslexia, broadening understanding and increasing empathy among non-dyslexics. As you watch the letters on the page move and jump, you experience the same struggle as the 10-15% of the American population with dyslexia*.
Why this matters:
Advances in technology are making it easier for us to simulate and demonstrate important health issues that allow HCPs to better understand their patients and caregivers to better understand what their loved ones are experiencing. These simulations also help people diagnose themselves; many people with dyslexia don’t even know they have it.
Read more about this simulation at Wired.
*Dyselxia Research Institute