I Feel Like Dyslexia Disables Me On Ep.
Whoever came up with the word dyslexia for the condition must have been a real joker. Do you know how hard it is for us to get its spelling correct?!!!
I've been thinking a bit about how EP is great for some disabilities -it really puts them on par with everyone else who is part of EP. This mode of communication must be a God send to so many with disabilities! I, on the otherhand, I find it quite the opposite. As everything on EP needs to be written/typed, Dyslexia often makes me sound so stupid. For me, dyslexia effects my ability to spell and accurately transfering the conversation in my head, word for word into a written form. Without proof reading everything 3-4 times I end up submitting comments/stories that have whole words missing and words substituted, capital letters in inappropriate places. And thank God you don't have to hear me reading out loud - that is even worse! I've often submitted something without thoroughly editing it, re-read it, and then thought "oh my god! You sound like you a drunk idiot!" And then had to re-write or edit my submission". All this slows me down.
Many of you will be wondering why I bother being on EP at all. But you know as well as I do, there is nothing that could even come close to being a good substitute for EP in the 'real ' world.
Just for the record I was only diagnosed with dyslexia last year. School and Uni have been a bit hellish for me, and I often wondered what was wrong with me.