Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Huge Thanks – #DDChat

Wow! So last night was the first dyslexia chat on the Twitter hashtag #DDChat! I was slightly worried when 8pm came and it all seemed very quiet despite my best attempts at trying to advertise the event on WordPress, Twitter and Facebook. These are my usual places for discussing dyslexia related topics and I wasn’t tempted into ‘spamming’ other social media in hope of getting more people involved.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Reading Challenge

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to start reading more. I guess for me I’ve always found reading to be a pretty miserable experience from my memories of school, college and university (to a lesser extent) with deadlines on reading a specific book or paper. Now that I am no longer in education (for the moment anyway) I’ve decided that it’s about time I tried to read more for myself.

Armed with my new iPad that I bought after leaving university as a ‘well done’ to myself, I have downloaded a number of free books on the iBooks and Kindle apps. Some classics I’ve been wanting to read for a while and some books that just seemed interesting or that appealed to me.  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia Twitter Chat: Thursday 29th January!

The first monthly ‪‎dyslexia‬ related Twitter chat by Dyslexia: Dysassemble takes place next Thursday the 29th January between 8-10pm GMT using ‪#‎DDChat‬.

Please get involved! You can submit any topic you’d like to discuss or question you would like to ask on the Dyslexia: Dysassemble link below.

I hope to see you all there 🙂

Dyslexia and Me: The Blue Screen and Irlen Lenses

I have discussed many times already the problems I have with my vision. I suffer from migraines when I am in an environment with fluorescent lights and when I have to read a lot. I have been told this is linked to Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome or Irlen Syndrome but have been told by specialists that Irlen Lenses would be of no help to me.

I actually find it worrying that when I mention this topic at all while looking for alternatives to help me and others like me just how aggressive people get in trying to push Irlen Lenses on me. So before I go any further, this is where I will place semi ‘warning’. Before anyone responds to this post please read ALL that is said on the reasons WHY I’ve been told they would be of no benefit to me.

Let me start from the very beginning and get to where I am now in regards to my vision. Hopefully someone will have another idea on where to go next that isn’t Irlen Lenses.  Read the rest of this entry

#UKBA15 – UK Blog Awards 2015

UK Blog Awards

Firstly let me thank everyone who nominated Dyslexia and Me for the UK Blog Awards 2015. I feel very chuffed that my blog was in the running for this having been online for less than a year.

Sadly, the blog didn’t make it through to the judging panel. However, there is always next year!

Thanks again for the support with this, I am very humbled I made it that far so soon.

Dyslexia and Me: Happy New Year

Hello folks!

Sorry it has been a while since I last posted a blog. I was working full time and have been absolutely exhausted on the little time I had spare for myself. I hope you are all well.

I wanted to post a quick post now to say I will be back blogging again and I have a few areas of old ground I will be covering. Some developments that I have found a little bit worrying for me included.

Glad to be back and I will post a new blog this week 🙂

Thanks for your continued support.

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