I Wonder What it’s Like to be Dyslexic?
London, UK (30 September 2019)
London based dyslexic and graphic designer, Sam Barclay releases his third book to help ‘normal’ people understand visually how dyslexics experience the written word.
Sam’s first book received worldwide press attention and was lauded by educators for his typographic experiments in a visually stunning, large-format book. Having lived and worked with the condition all his life, he’s now created a novel styled book which pays more deference to a much-maligned and misunderstood neuro-diverse condition.
Currently, up to 17% of the population suffers from dyslexia and 'I Wonder What it’s Like to be Dyslexic?' will help everyone from employers to parents to understand visually the personal struggles dyslexia brings.
At parents evenings, Sam’s mum and dad were often met with statements such as “What do we do with a boy like Sam?” and “We call him Lazy Bones”. His parents reacted by saying “We found this totally unacceptable, and alarm bells were ringing.” Personal experiences like this have been added to the book to help fellow dyslexics and parents relate to the struggles they face.
With UK special needs education funding cuts of up to 22% in some regions, Sam hopes to recreate the success of the first book by challenging myths, creating awareness and ultimately help stop another kid from being called ‘Lazy Bones’.
At the delivery of this press release, the book has achieved a significant milestone on Kickstarter reaching 10% of the publishing goal within two hours of launching. Interest in the book is growing rapidly via press, influencer outreach and social channels, helping Sam raise awareness and change people’s perceptions of dyslexia.
About Sam Barclay:
Having suffered from dyslexia all his life, dismissed at school and written off by his headteacher, Sam graduated seven years ago from the University of Portsmouth with a first-class degree and received a commendation from the International Society of Typographic Design. Sam then went on to positions at the prestigious London based Make Architects, designed road bikes for UK based retailer Wiggle, and between freelancing Sam travels globally enjoying his second passion of photography.
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