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Reedeeng – ‘I Wonder What It’s Like To Be Dyslexic’

Recent design graduate and Southsea resident Sam Barclay, has crafted a book titled ‘I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic’. Having suffered with dyslexia all his life the book aims to provide readers with a beautiful, design-led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading.

Sam has turned to Kickstarter to help fund the project and has seen an incredible response so far with over 10% of his target reached within the first 24 hours, [and over 700 shares on facebook] with most donations coming from parents of sufferers, desperate to better understand what their child is going through.

With stunning typography, design has always been at the forefront of the project, however Sam hopes that the message you take away from the book will help others: “Feeling stupid because I couldn’t understand things that came so clearly to others used to be all I knew. Having people around me, including my teachers, family and friends that could even understand slightly how that felt has helped me communicate my frustration and given me the confidence to complete this project.”

Julie Roche, Deputy Head Principle also had this to say about the book: “This book should be put on the compulsory reading list for all training teachers in a bid to eradicate the ignorance that still exists towards Dyslexia”

If you wish to get involved and pledge please visit Sam’s page on Kickstarter here.

 

 

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  1. Karen Barclay

    1 November

    As Sam’s Parent and obviously a parent of a dyslexic child (now adult), I urge you to invest in this book. From a totally unbiased point of view I know it would have given me a great insight into how Sam Struggled as a child, and that would have made our lives as a family a lot easier. Even reading it today it reminds me of the patience and sheer determination Dyslexic people have on a daily basis to achieve great things, and that surely is a good thing for all concerned.
    We are also a very artistic family and from a design point of view this book is a delight to look at.
    Read this for a further insight into the book from a parents point of view.
    http://karenbarclay.com/everything-else/dyslexia-a-very-positive-thing-to-have-a-beautiful-book-and-a-nuffy-pecker-day/

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