Sam Barclay designs Dyslexia

TheeBlog-SamBarclay_Dyslexia Let’s face it, we are all aware or know at least one person who suffers from dyslexia, and although we somewhat know some facts about the condition, we really don’t have a clear understanding of how it affects people. Yes, there have been methods created to improve and help dyslexic patients, but how can we really understand and think of ways to help if we are not able to see first hand what it’s like to be dyslexic. Sam Barclay, a recent University of Portsmouth Graphic Design graduate came up with the brilliant idea to use Design to demonstrate the hurdles dyslexic patients have to deal with on a daily basis. This book aims to provide the reader with a beautiful, design led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading and it is currently being funded by generous folks through KickStarter.

The principles of reading are fascinating when it comes to the importance of typography. This book shows a few different ways of displaying type that might best represent the way in which a person with dyslexia might read.

In general, those that can read tend to take it for granted, and are confused by the struggles that many people experience. The question frequently asked is – ‘I wonder what it is like to be dyslexic?’.

Inside is a short story from the book ‘The Small Pleasures of Life’. The story is used to express some of the struggles a dyslexic person might have while reading.

I recieved a commendation award from ISTD (International Soceity of Typographic Design) for this peice of work.

- Sam Barclay

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Book’s KickStarter page

*** Thank you for the tip Pedro!!!



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