Are you dyslexic?
It’s estimated that dyslexia affects over 800 million people worldwide, with the vast majority never being diagnosed.
Some of the most creative, innovative, and artistic minds have dyslexia. Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Picasso, John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Agatha Christie, and Steven Hawking to name but a few. At MIT it’s called the MIT gene because 50% of the students have it.
I have dyslexia and although not aligning myself with the above, I am an artist, a stand-up comedian, and a writer. I also hold patents for products created in the past. Whilst the educational system was branding me stupid or disruptive, my parents embraced my free-thinking. This was the key behind my micro successes, I had support no matter how outlandish and radical my childhood dreams may have seemed.
People with dyslexia especially the young are thirsty for empowerment, but all too often drown in negativity. If you or your family member have dyslexia, it’s important to nurture this gift, as one day they could be the next Albert Einstein or Nobel prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn.
Printing of our books
Research has proved that many people with dyslexia find the glare of white paper and white backgrounds interferes with their ability to see the text clearly, (scotopic sensitivity.)
Coloured paper, can help people with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (Mears-Irlen).
A white background can appear too dazzling. Coloured paper can make a real difference to some dyslexic children and adults alike.
Here at the “Tiny World of Massive Magic” we have adopted this research, therefore print all story text on coloured paper.