Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dyslexia and Me: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

…My organisational skills need a good brush up!

Oh dear, well I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. Trying to find time when working a full-time job is proving to be pretty difficult. Especially when looking for a new job, plus starting a new blog and trying to create a new Twitter dyslexia chat…  Read the rest of this entry

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Dyslexia: Dysassemble

I have a new dyslexia related blog project in the works and I am looking for enthusiastic dyslexic people to take part! The blog is called Dyslexia: Dysassemble.

Here is a little bit more information for you:

I have met a lot of wonderful people trying to show the world what dyslexia actually is! The positive bits, the bits of struggles, the funny bits and the not so funny bits. We can be found all over the world on various sections of social media pushing for changes to the way dyslexia is perceived.

I thought that creating a blog where all these talents could come together and add at least one blog per month would help to show the world just how diverse a bunch of people we are! Our different talents, the different things we are trying to open people’s eyes to.

If you would like to join the team, then please head to The Communication System and fill in the form with why you would like to join in and what you are hoping to contribute. At this point I would like to add that this does NOT have to be a written format, it could be a piece of art, music, photography etc that shows your own dyslexic positive trait. I know that writing is not a strength for some dyslexic people and I want this blog to play to our strengths!

Under 18s are more than welcome to join the team too, but I would really like a parent to contact me first so we can find the best way to highlight your talents but to also keep you safe! Especially with the team profiles etc.

The Letters on the Page

In the light of day
I see the shadows move.
They encircle and dance
And twist their way through
The letters on the page.

The words start to party
As the disco lights begin.
Flashing all the colours
So they don’t blend or fit in
With the letters on the page.
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Can you spare 5 minutes? Assistive Technology

My wonderful friends at Hidden Abilities are looking for your help! They are conducting an online survey for people with dyslexia to find out what you would like to see available to support your needs through assistive technology. If you have a spare few minutes and want to have your input, then head to: http://www.hiddenabilities.org/your-thoughts

#UKBA15 – UK Blog Awards 2015!

So, as I said the other week, I have been nominated in two sections for the UK Blog Awards 2015! I am truly humbled and honored to even receive one nomination, so thank you all very much.

I would love you all to show me a wee bit of support by voting for Dyslexia and Me so I can go through to the next stage where the judges decide! Scary stuff!!!

There are two links you need for the two different awards:

Most Innovative: http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/candidates/dyslexia-and-me

Education: http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/candidates/dyslexia-and-me-2

All you need to do is to go to the links and fill in your name and email address and in doing so you will make me a very happy bunny indeed! You have until Monday 1st December 2014 to vote!

Thanks so much in advance!!!

Dyslexia and M(igrain)e

Hey folks,

Sorry I haven’t posted properly in a week. It’s been so crazy the last week or so I just haven’t had a chance to catch my breath. As I only get two days off split up in a week, I have to make sure I do all the household chores and spend time with my better half once in a while.

Last weekend I wasn’t feeling so great. I had a migraine at work on the Friday which carried over into the weekend. This is the third migraine I’ve had at work now. It’s due to the fluorescent lighting, the white walls and the highly patterned tiled ceiling. Those things combined with being sat in front of a computer screen all day triggers migraines for me.  Read the rest of this entry

Positive Dyslexia Tweets this Thursday!

Do you tweet? Come and join myself plus a variety of wonderful dyslexic people and groups this Thursday 8-10pm GMT using the hashtag #DAW14

We’ll be tweeting about the positives of dyslexia amongst other things. So if you’re on Twitter come and join in on the fun this Dyslexia Awareness Week!

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