What is Dyslexia

Note: If you or someone you know has dyslexia, please consider downloading OpenDyslexic: an open source font created to increase readability for those with dyslexia. The typeface includes regular, bold, italic, and bold-italic styles. It is being updated continually and improved based on input from dyslexic users.   Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble […]

What is Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write, primarily handwriting, but also coherence.[1]Dysgraphia is a transcription disability, meaning that it is a writing disorder associated with impaired handwriting, orthographic coding (orthography, the storing process of written words and processing the letters in those words), and finger sequencing (the movement of muscles required to write).[2] It often overlaps […]

Penmanship: Keeping a Dying Art Alive in a Digital Age

In an age where computers, tablets and mobile phones are quickly replacing pens and pencils, the discussion about whether handwriting and cursive especially, is still relevant and necessary is steadily becoming louder. You, like many others, might be wondering whether there is anyone out there still practicing penmanship or “the art of writing by hand”. […]

I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap

As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, their broader educational interests may be stifled.  In the context of social communication, writing is even more important […]

What Your Handwriting Says About Your Physical Health

  We’ve all heard claims about how handwriting analysis is the window to the soul.  It may be true that you can learn a lot about someone’s personality from their handwriting.  It’s been said that this science can be used to diagnose mental illness.  What would you think if I told you that it’s possible […]