Así lee una persona con dislexia

Una página web simula cómo es enfrentarse a un texto

Una de cada cinco personas padece dislexia, una condición que afecta la lectura, escritura, ortografía y el habla. Para mostrar cómo afecta al individuo, un desarrollador web creó una página web que simula cómo es enfrentarse a un texto.

"Una amiga que tiene dislexia me describió su experiencia al leer. Puede leer, pero le exige mucha concentración y las letras parecen 'saltar de un lado a otro'", relató Victor Widell.

El desarrollador se basó en la tipoglicemia, es decir, el efecto visual de alterar el orden de letras en una palabra y que aún así resulten comprensibles. Pero en este caso, las letras cambian constantemente de orden.

Ver un movimiento inexistente en las palabras y ver que letras como "d", "b", "p", "q" cambian de lugar es común entre las personas con dislexia, informó la CNN.

El texto descifrado en inglés dice lo siguiente:

"A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experiences reading. She can read, but it takes a lot of concentration, and the letters seem to 'jump around.'

"I remembered reading about typoglycemia. Wouldn't it be possible to do it interactively on a website with JavaScript? Sure it would".

"Dyslexia is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal intelligence. This includes difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, processing speed, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, language skills/verbal comprehension, and/or rapid naming".

"Developmental reading disorder (DRD) is the most common learning disability. Dyslexia is the most recognized of reading disorders, however not all reading disorders are linked to dyslexia".

"Some see dyslexia as distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes, such as a non-neurological deficiency with vision or hearing, or poor or inadequate reading instruction".

"There are three proposed cognitive subtypes of dyslexia (auditory, visual and attentional), although individual cases of dyslexia are better explained by specific underlying neuropsychological deficits and co-occurring learning disabilities (e.g. attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, math disability, etc.)".

"Although it is considered to be a receptive language-based learning disability in the research literature, dyslexia also affects one's expressive language skills. Researchers at MIT found that people with dyslexia exhibited impaired voice-recognition abilities".