New website simulates what it's like to suffer from dyslexia

New Typeface Mimics Dyslexia

Like attempting to describe a pigment to someone suffering from color blindness, trying to understand what dyslexia means to a person without the learning disorder is near impossible.

In an effort to make those without the reading condition understand what it's like, a new site has surfaced that simulates what they go through on a day-to-day basis.

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The page consists of a few paragraphs, featuring rotating letters within each given word to give readers the same jarring effect.

While not entirely impossible to read, it does give you an idea of the extra time and effort that is required to navigate through a passage.

If you can break it down, the article begins by saying, "A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experiences reading. She can read, but it takes a lot of concentration, and the letters seems to 'jump around.'" The site's creator continues stating, "I remembered reading about typoglycemia. Wouldn't it be possible to do it interactively on a website with Javascript? Sure it would."

Since dyslexia can effect people to varying degrees, Reddit users have chimed in on the post, commenting on every end of the spectrum.

Check out the stunning website here.

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