You stated that dyslexia affects 10 per cent of the population in "How to manage dyslexia at work" (15 May). This figure came from a study from 1968-69. Recentresearch, such as studies from the "No to failure" project funded by the Deportment for Children, Schools and Families, suggests that dyslexia spectrum difficultiesmay significantly affect up to 21 per cent of the population.
The article also says that dyslexia predominantly causes reading and writing difficulties, and affects memory and organisational skills. At the British DyslexiaAssociation's seventh international conference in March, academics from around the world unanimously concluded that dyslexia was a brain-based condition thatprimarily affects memory and the uptake of information, and that difficulties with reading and spelling were simply symptoms.
While the issues with literacy acquisition do affect children and ore responsible for functional illiteracy and skills shortages in the UK, we agree that weaknesses canbe mitigated with appropriate support.
Our extensive experience with employees and employers suggests that memory and organisational difficulties are more of an issue for adults. Increasing numbers ofcalls to our helpline and attendance on our training courses indicate that employers ore now beginning to respond to the needs of their dyslexic employees andbenefit from the talents they also bring.
By Margaret Malpas, CHAIRWOMAN OF THE BRITISH DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION, AND JUDI STEWART, CHIEF EXECUTIVE
I've been to This exhibition take place at Tate Morden ,and it shows how blind people drive with their body parts and there's people asking them what are they trying to draw. And they will explain why they're drawing. Some of them are 100% blind so they draw with their feeling. This get me to the point and think about how people could explain things if they don't even no what it actually look like .
Documenting scenes from a painting workshop with visually impaired participants, Żmijewski’s video Blindly asks what it means to imagine and represent without relying on the sense of sight.
Polish artist and filmmaker Artur Żmijewski is known for his politically charged videos, often engaging with contentious or delicate subjects in a candid documentary style. Past works have dealt, among other things, with the memory of concentration camps and with democracy as a clash of radically different political views. Many of his works directly address the challenges faced by people living with disabilities: Żmijewski invites disabled people to perform tasks which foreground their impairments, and captures the outcomes with startling honesty.
For Blindly 2010 the artist set up individual painting workshops with a number of people who have no sight and asked the participants to paint a self-portrait, a landscape, and an animal on large sheets of paper. Some were born blind, some lost their sight after an accident or condition, and all responded to the assignments in highly personal ways. Żmijewski rarely intervened, leaving the participants free to express their own perceptions of the world. The highly tactile process is depicted as messy but purposeful, yet viewers are aware they are able to see these striking pictures while their creators cannot.
a series of HBO interviewing through all ages of dyslexic people, sharing their experiment and what has dyslexia affect their life in different life stage, those video was on of the best source that i have found so far, because these TV program ''the big picture rethinking Dyslexia'' shows The problems that dyslexia people could had face in their life, I think the best thing of it it's because the interview are many between the whole range of ages so actually shows lots of problems that's will happen from a young age when growing up, and they got those person to talk about what they have been through, so compare to other information just telling what dyslexia is, i think is better to hear what those who really have to deal with this issue.
interested page in the book ''secret sign'', writing by chinese artist re-wrire the same words onto the same page, the idea of covering the previous writing make it hardy to understand and read what it is on this paper. in the end it almost turn into a black square.
Da Wei (David) Sun, Dyslexia Poster (2009)
White and black poster working to help each other to give a message. Skipping letters is only one of many symptoms of dyslexia.
I think this poster what's really simple present the idea of Big sexiest people often skipped words and make them really hard to read, this poster look pretty simple but clearly present the idea and when you just walking by you won't see it as a sentence.
this typeface is so simple but complex at the same time, i can hardly read when the letter are place separate, but just as dyslexia people read, the letters often not been seen as the normal shape, so i think is a pretty good example.
The one day project i think the most important thing is choosing the suitable typeface and typography. i try to use the minimum image and colour so people can pay more attention on words.
Dyslexia awareness campaign
The Bat Signal
Artist Stephen Ball made this awesome string art Bat Signal out of thread, nails and wood. Instead of a searchlight, the distress signal is sprayed out of a spray paint can.
geometry & rhythm
after the recearch, i think image work pretty well with the colour black and white, single color make the images stand out more and also using the type can support the image.
Molecule is an experiment on how code can be a way to create visual expression and unveil unexpected results.
IDP 2013 - Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID)
Having Processing as programming environment, I investigated and experimented with coding as a way to create visual expressions and unveil unexpected results.
Along side experimentation with Open CV Face Detection and colour histograms to get back to arrays, I started to get my mind into algorithmic thinking by exploring some simple forms composed by dots and lines within a controlled circle.
The inspiration was a photo of a spider web, a naturally created shape, that I tried to recreate in code. From one line two lines come out, from each of those lines other two rise, and so on and on. And without knowing a ‘molecule like’ form emerged on my screen, living and moving.
More then playing I tried to understand every unexpected turn and result on the code, and by the end of the course explored the reaction and behaviour of the ‘molecule’ to mouse events and sound.
Bridget Riley is one of the main artist that i look into on this project, especially her works in the early 1960s, i love the confusion in her works, if having the difficulty reading words is dyslexia, i thing that Riley's work well present the visual difficulty of image.
A primary characteristic is the way a complex visual structure is formed from the repetition of simple shapes. This is a principle which runs throughout Riley’s art. The wall drawing takes a complete circle as its starting point and repeats this shape, creating a web of abutting, nearly touching and overlapping hoops. In common with all Riley’s work since 1961, the wall drawing is the result of a long preparatory process involving detailed studies on paper in which formal ideas are tried out and progressively refined. Once a definitive image has been decided, the activity of painting individual works - or in this case, drawing a scaled-up composition onto the wall – is carried out by assistants. Though freely composed during the preparatory stage, the structure of the wall drawing marries organic asymmetry with an underlying sense of order, stasis with movement, flatness with depth. As in Riley’s paintings, the drawing, though abstract, reveals features which we recognise from certain experiences in nature.
If I am outside in nature, I do not look for something or at things. I try to absorb sensations without censoring them, without identifying them. I want them to come through the pores of my eyes, as it were – on a particular level of their own.
Education: The art of being dyslexic
The biggest surprise for me walking round this exhibition is seeing the names of the students I know from testing them on paper in spelling and reading, and seeing the same names underneath these wonderful works of art, their colour, their imagery - it's just a completely different language."
Dr Beverley Steffart, a psychologist who works in dyslexic assessment, is at an exhibition of the work of the foundation year at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. A year ago she was brought in to carry out one of the first studies in this country into the link between dyslexia and creative ability.
She was called in because the college authorities were concerned about high levels of dyslexia among students. Her remarkable findings so far are that up to three-quarters of the 360 foundation-year students assessed have a form of dyslexia.
this poster was designing by on of the dyslexic, well at first i thought this is too fake because the really dyslexic people wouldn't see thinks like that but i also thing this can be an exaggerated way of make people pay attention to it so this wasn't really showing a literal interpretation what he seen, but rather an exercise for non dyslexic people.
Dyslexia poster by Calum Douglas
this poster using different colour achieve the visual effect of confusion, make me think of the affect of 3d image without the special 3d glasses.
A new typeface is making life easier for people everywhere who live with dyslexia.
Dyslexie: the chubby-ankled font that makes reading easier for dyslexics
Watching letters float and twist across a page, flipping and jumbling with gymnastic abandon, can be a daily frustration for readers with dyslexia. But the restless characters might soon be tamed thanks to a new font.
Developed by young Dutch designer Christian Boer, the Dyslexie typeface, currently on show at the Istanbul Design Biennial, has put all 26 letters of the alphabet through a finely-tuned process of adjustment to weigh them down and make it harder for similar letters to be confused.
“When they’re reading, people with dyslexia often unconsciously switch, rotate and mirror letters in their minds,” says Boer, who is dyslexic himself. “Traditional typefaces make this worse, because they base some letter designs on others, inadvertently creating ‘twin letters’ for people with dyslexia.”
To counteract this tendency, Boer has introduced a number of tweaks. First, the letters are weighted towards the bottom, as if the bulk of each character’s body has slumped downwards under accelerated gravitational pressure. This sets a heavy baseline, which makes it harder for the letters to be flipped upside down – and gives the font the look of a chubby-ankled cousin of Comic Sans.
Brittany Kron Dyslexia —
these tow set of images inspire me most during this week, same shape but different ways to present. i hope i can make something similar ,all the example that i found are posters but i think it can be more interesting if turn them into booklet or other else than posters.
Josef Albers was a painter, poet, sculptor, art theorist, and an educator. Through his teachings he introduced a generation of American artists to the European modernist concepts of the Bauhaus. His experimentation with color interaction and geometric shapes transformed the modern art scene, offering an alternative to and inspiring movements such as , , and
Josef Albers shows sort of play around with a lots of lines and space, and create the image using the different thickness Lines and also play a lot around with the negative space. Makes his words look pretty a bit complex, make me think of the British artist Bridget Ridley. I like how he works with simple shapes and lines, I think I can do something similar on my print weeks and experiment the possibility of combining lines and other symbols.
The Boston Globe
Sol Lewitt’s works always make the process became a part of his work. It is his unique way of creatively putting them together as the outcome. This strongly relates to what I am trying to make. It is an innovative way to make people think about art.
Wall Drawing #370
No title by Sol LeWitt
Those untitled images was pretty much about my idea, sol LeWitt draw a square with lines and kind of explain the step how the lines interlace and make the square more complex. This group of image I found them pretty helpful for my final works, it's gave me an idea of how to analysis things.
Incomplete Open Cube
Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes
A cube has six faces, eight vertices, and twelve edges. In his series titled Incomplete Open Cubes, he chose to work with cubes represented as frameworks. LeWitt started by removing one edge from an open cube, then two edges, and so on, as an exploration of how many variations of an incomplete open cube exist and what they look like. One key constraint was that the remaining edges had to be joined.
i believe Sol LeWitt's works inspire me the most during my last project, my project is about developing the various ways of drawing a simple shape, so for me to explore many ways to create a square by using dots, lines, cubes with different thickness of lines,dashed, or even try using negative space i found very helpful when i saw this works recording all the possibility of the open cubes can make it was just simply drawing with line but the idea of showing the process are strongly present.
Grid of Windows, 1976
his photograph of grid of window was amazing, showing so many different windows at different places and put them together, when i saw this images i have a funny feel, its like theses windows are meant to be put then together, and i like the way it almost look like his trying to classify things.
Sol LeWitt: Brick Wall, 1977
this one shows how his use the material to overlap, so i can clearly see all the overlapping process from the first image to the last one which almost became a completely black square, i thing overlapping would be an very important still when showing the process, because joy can see the different between every pictures.
John Hilliard: Camera Recording It’s Own Condition, 1971
i things i would like to peck my books like this one in a square box, but the only problem will be if i can find the right size for it.
this one make me think of the Pizza box, card board folded boxes is always the simples way if making a box, and because of the pizza box always seem to be Square, i thing might be a possibility to work out for me.
the packing of my final works was the begets problem i have some troubles when finding my packaging materials. I am preying much using box to place my book this time and so i found a coupe possible package that might can be my references.
Making a Flat Folding Box
These chairs by Jessica Carnevale were made using latex, bungee and rope.
3D String Art by Donovan Barfield
those string works that i found them pretty interesting that how such a thin lines cab be can a plan and with different color and work with different things ,they can became a pieces of art work or even an useful object, such as table or chair.
theses are some image braille that i found in the museum when i was in Spain, inliek the idea how the truing to show the works to blind people using the image not only explain by words, this make it more interest and so they can feeling the are just like us.
Photographs by Tom Schierlitz
Listening to Braille
Paris / BRAÏ jewellery
A poster collection where the graphic expression of the basic geometric shapes and differents musical themes come together designed to promote the launch of geomanist font-family.
image from the V-A-C Collection in white chapel gallery, image change under different colours light, under the red light u can see the landscape; under blue light see the the building; under the yellow light shows both.
the nice layout publication that i found at white chapel gallery. The typography on the page balance the image shows on the next page, using some upsidown text to create a space of the pages.