NYC Dyslexia Interview Research Study

We are now recruiting participants for our latest research study. Below is information about the study and eligibility. If you have any questions or are interested in joining please email nyc.dyslexia@gmail.com or call 347-446-7838

Language researchers at the City University of New York (CUNY) are interested in interviewing adults with dyslexia. We want to know about YOUR experiences: how you feel about your diagnosis, your experiences at school/work, and the sorts of accommodations you may have received.

 Eligibility:

  • Officially diagnosed with dyslexia (does not matter when you were diagnosed)
  • If you have dyslexia as well as other learning issues (ADD/ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, SLI, etc.) you are also eligible to join
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Learned English before age 5

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Is OpenDyslexic Font Easier to Read for People with Dyslexia?

I initially discussed OpenDyslexic font in a previous post and linked to a couple of reviews. One of the reviews was by Mike James, a programmer with dyslexia. James stated that “…it was a relief to get back to a standard font” after trying it out.

It seems that James is not alone in his opinion. I received a critique of the font from a programmer with dyslexia. The programmer (who prefers not to have his name used) echoed James’ opinion. He felt the font was not useful for programming, but it could help with general reading if it were in large print. Continue reading

We Connect Now

I received an email from Gabriela McCall Delgado, the creator of We Connect Now which is a website specifically dedicated to serve college students with disabilities. With her permission, I am posting the content of her email so that we can spread the word about his website and hopefully allow more individuals to benefit from this service. Continue reading

Dyslexia Research

If you are interested in participating in dyslexia research or would like more information, please call 347-446-7838 or email nyc.dyslexia@gmail.com

Update: for information on our latest research project, click here

–Rita W. El-Haddad