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GD Student Dyslexic, Liverpool.


#1
Hi I'm Rachel, I'm a GD student from Liverpool.
Since being assessed its been confirmed I'm dyslexic which would explain a lot.
I'd like to make contact with designers from the UK and especially any with Dyslexia who may be able to give me some tips on how to combat some of the issues it comes with.

I'm pretty silly and very helpful so also up for talking nonsense or offering help when I need to procrastinate.

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Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#5
Hi Rachel - welcome to the forum. Just to let you know that I know a graphic designer who is severely dyslexic and is a very talented and successful designer! He had little or no reading skills but like most dyslexics was superb at remembering spatially where to click on a menu! You seem to be able to cope quite well - (no typos in your message!!)
 
#6
Hi Rachel, welcome to the forum, I am dyslexic myself so I know how frustrating it can be. my best friend is my spell checker, I don't publish anything without using it several times including the grammar checker in Microsoft word. Fortunately my dyslexia doesn't seem to affect my ability to code but that's not the case for everyone. Just hang in there and persevere and you will get to grips with it in your own way. don't give up!
 
#7
Hi Rachel - welcome to the forum. Just to let you know that I know a graphic designer who is severely dyslexic and is a very talented and successful designer! He had little or no reading skills but like most dyslexics was superb at remembering spatially where to click on a menu! You seem to be able to cope quite well - (no typos in your message!!)
Kate means me :icon_biggrin: actuallly no she doesn't but I am very dyslexic. Spell check, double-check, ask someone else to check and repeat. It's weird but when i typeset text I see it as a "shape" rather than words.

Anyway all the best and you will be absolutely fine :)
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#8
Is everyone dyslexic? Beware Microsoft spell-checker - it's usually set up in American!
And EVERYONE should use a spell-check and double check, and get someone else to check and if they are getting clients to proof work they should make them aware that the client is responsible for any missed typos.