- Joy Schuurmans Stekhoven
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Helping dyslectic people by slightly changing the writing system.
One of the main problems people with dyslexia face is that so many of our letters look almost the same. For instance the letters p, q, b and d look the same if you turn them around. Dyslectic people can only distinguish them with great difficulty. By making adjustments to these letters it would most probably be a lot easier for dyslectic people to recognize them. These adjustments could be minor such as adding a line to one specific letter, such that people who have already learnt to read would not have to learn a completely different writing system.
Dyslexia is a horrible handicap for the people concerned. It is possible to overcome dyslexia, it is, however, a rocky road. Making the way to literacy easier would change many people's lives, give them more equal chances.
What do you think about all of this? What could this new writing system look like? Would you be ready to adapt to the new writing system?