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Freaky Friday Football

By | January 20th, 2015|News and Views|

I came across this fascinating story a few weeks ago. For those of you that missed it on Facebook and Twitter here it is again. If you can bear with the 30sec that sometimes plays before [...]

The Text Take Over

By | January 12th, 2015|News and Views|

While strictly not about Dyslexia, this video did get me thinking about the disadvantages we face, as Dyslexics in a text based world. As a child I don’t remember text based communication being such a big [...]

Cultural Dyslexia

By | December 19th, 2014|News and Views|

As I have discussed in a previous blog (Learn Chinese to beat Dyslexia?) there are parts of the Chinese Language that may actually be more suited to Dyslexics than phonetic languages like English. Associating pictures with sounds [...]

Could Dyslexics have Descended from Eskimo Tribes?

By | October 8th, 2014|News and Views|

When I decided to start The Codpast, one of my aims was for this to be a platform that would expose the world to the immense talents that resides within the Dyslexic community. I wanted to let [...]

Wordless Learning

By | September 25th, 2014|News and Views|

One of the things that dyslexics are not meant to be good at is learning languages. But for some reason I seem to pick them up relatively easily. I don’t think I have a natural aptitude [...]

Take The Dyslexia Knowledge Challenge

By | September 23rd, 2014|News and Views|

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is one of America's biggest charities supporting dyslexia. They went out on to the streets of New York to see what the general public believe about dyslexia. I'm ashamed to [...]

Launching The Codpast

By | September 19th, 2014|News and Views|

Dyslexics are some of the most creative thinkers in our society. Apple, Virgin and IKEA are just some examples of what a dyslexic state of mind can conceive. A lot of the time mainstream media concentrates [...]

How much have perceptions about dyslexia changed?

By | August 4th, 2014|Art & Entertainment, News and Views|

Now I’m probably in danger of giving away my age here, but let’s just say it’s been almost two decades since I last sat in a high school classroom. I was never diagnosed with dyslexia at [...]

Learn Chinese to beat Dyslexia?

By | August 1st, 2014|News and Views|

It’s estimated that around 15% of English speakers are dyslexic but only 7% of Chinese speakers. Does this mean that most dyslexics would be better off upping sticks and moving east to cut our chances of [...]

Dyslexic Knitter Needs Help!

By | July 30th, 2014|News and Views|

I saw this post on reddit from a dyslexic trying to get creative with knitting. Are there any Codpasters out there that can help her out? Click here to read her appeal. Help dyslexic knitter, 'Greenpencil' [...]

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