Dyslexic edge: designing an awareness campaign to foster wider understanding of dyslexia

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2015-01-01
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Huisinga, Laura
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Alex Braidwood
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Graphic Design
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This paper details the process of designing a dyslexia awareness campaign. The literature review covers: what dyslexia is, who is affected, and why a carefully designed campaign is needed. The methodology section covers how research was collected in various ways to create an effective design. Including an initial focus study of 36 K-12 teachers that gathered both qualitative and quantitative data. Followed by a review of existing design campaigns, cataloging the pros and cons of each based on the literature review and the existing style guides put forth by dyslexic awareness organizations. Finally, the implementation of design methods for multimodal communication on the web will be show. More research is needed to define comprehensive style guides when designing with dyslexic users in mind. These guidelines would improve communication of information for all users, not just benefiting users falling on the spectrum of dyslexia.

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