WASHINGTON – What’s it like living with dyslexia?
Or in a place that uses a different language than yours?
What if you can’t read at all?
Sam Barclay wants to answer those questions by sharing the experience itself. The UK-based typographer has created a book that offers a page-by-page tour of what it’s like to have difficulty reading.
The “beautiful, design led experience” aims to help those without struggles understand those who do. Without encouragement, progress if those with difficulties can be stalled and even damaged.
While the book is print-ready, the funding isn’t. Barclay has started a Kickstarter campaign to try and fund his project. And he’s not messing around. His campaign offers charts, graphs, snapshots, video and even the two-cents of experts.
“An excellent body of research and development that has successfully been translated into the final piece. Thoughtful and considered typography and layout that is quite simple. A joy to look at and read,” offers The International Society of Typographic Design.
In U.S. dollars, Barclay has a goal of about $23,300 to secure funding for the book and is about $8,000 away.
To learn more about the book, check out the video below. To donate, take a look, visit the Kickstarter page. Depending on how much you donate, you can get a print or signed copy of the book.
WTOP’s Lacey Mason contributed to this report.
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