Dyslexia & IRC
paul at libertysys.com.au
Sun Mar 21 02:51:34 GMT 2010
Norm, VK3XCI wrote:
> Sorry I wasn't "at" the meeting. I'm dyslexic and found the random postings VERY
> hard to follow. Ended up printing out the log and going through it with a couple
> of hi-lighters. No way I could do it in real time!
Your comment got me thinking - i don't know a lot about dyslexia and
what it means for the way dyslexics operate online. I was emailing a
dyslexic guy the other week and i inadvertently made it hard for him to
understand me due to the way i quoted and the way i phrased my
questions. IRC is used very commonly to support Ubuntu, and Free
Software in general. Would you be willing to explain a little further
how the condition works (especially with respect to email & instant
messaging/chat) and perhaps suggest what steps we could take to support
dyslexic people better?
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