This is what it’s like to have dyslexia. Web developer Victor Widell is hoping to shine a light on the learning disorder with this creative coding simulation.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what it looks like for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So accurate !!!!!!

Oh my god… I feel so sorry for people with dyslexia

Now picture that when trying to write. There are quite a few people who have dyslexia and write a bunch of fanfics and unfortunately a lot of them stop writing after they got attacked by readers about grammar errors even though they were quite minor. It is extremely hard for someone who has dyslexia to write so don’t be an asshole people.

This explains a great many things.

Interestingly, at least for me, is that one particular symtom of dyslexia that’s always been most problematic for me is that of distracting noises. I’m incredibly aware of the sounds around me to the point where a noise in another room can derail my thought process.

Some people say, “Just tune it out…” I don’t have the ability. In fact, if there are enough of certain types of noises, it can also trigger migraines.

Also, it may or may not be related at all, but another really frustrating thing for me is reading aloud. If I were to simply try to read something aloud in my, say, everyday speaking voice, I can’t do it. I mean, sure, the words come out eventually. But not without a bunch of stammering and stuttering and absolutely no retention of any information that I’ve just said.

But if I reach into my bag of mental tricks and assume an accent or character voice, much to the entertainment or even annoyance of those around me, I can usually read nearly anything aloud without issue.

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