Technology Cheats Dyslexia!
Submitted by Leecy on January 19, 2019 - 12:10pm
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HOW TECHNOLOGY HELPED ME CHEAT DYSLEXIA: Innovations in brain research and AI-fueled assistive technologies could level the playing field for those with language-based learning disabilities, by Lisa Wood Shapiroby
I really enjoyed reading this story, which not only covers helpful technologies but provides excellent first-hand knowledge about dyslexia. Enjoy and return here to comment if you are so inclined. I would love to talk more! Following are a few quotes to whet your appetite!
I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen career—writer—might seem odd.
...But I’ve never thought of myself as having a disability. Instead, I see it as a glitch, and one I've gotten good at masking. I've been able to hide my dyslexia for decades simply because I live in an age of technological wonders.
...These "cheats" are ingrained in my writing process; I hardly notice doing them anymore. But something happened a few months ago to break me out of my familiar routines. I began writing with the help of an AI-powered browser plug-in so adept at correcting my linguistic missteps, it ended up sending me on a quest to discover what life might be like in a technologically enabled post-dyslexic world.
...Maybe it wasn't the technology that made me feel safe to come out, but rather the fact the benefits of neurodiversity have become more broadly recognized.