Dyslexia Stories 8

Telling your dyslexia story using art and e-books

In the previous 2 blog posts we looked at telling your dyslexia story in person and through video and audio. This blog post looks at 2 more ways in which you can tell your dyslexia story:

  • Through art; and
  • By making your own e-book

A. Telling your dyslexia story through art

You can use any media and technology you like to produce your own art.  Here are some examples of art forms you can use to tell your dyslexia story:

  • animation
  • cartoon
  • graphic novel
  • comic strip
  • printmaking

1. Animation / Illustration

2. Creating your own comic strip

B. Telling your dyslexia story in an e-book

You can use the following iPad Apps to create electronic books.  The aspect of doing so that is perhaps most appealing for dyslexics is that you can make your story multisensory, by using audio, video, images and words.  Adding text is also optional.  In other words, you can tell your story without written text, through audio, video and images e.g. photos.

1. Our Story for iPad

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/our-story-for-ipad/id681769838?mt=8

  • Free

2. Story Creator

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/story-creator-easy-story-book/id545369477?mt=8

  • Free

3. Book Creator

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8

  • £3.99

In this penultimate post of our series, we have been looking at the ways you can use art and e-books to tell your dyslexia story.

The final post of our series on dyslexia stories will look at one more way in which you can tell your dyslexia story: through the written word.

References

1. CALL Scotland: ‘iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties’ Version 1.2, May 2014. Downloadable from http://bit.ly/CALL-Dyslexia-Wheel

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