Simple But Effective Ways To Make Your Website More Accessible For People With Dyslexia

Over 10% of the European population are living with dyslexia: an estimated 45 million citizens. As Europe’s most widespread learning difficulty, it impacts a significant portion of the population, many of whom may not be diagnosed. Europe and the internet are currently not accommodating for people with learning disabilities like dyslexia. This makes daily life considerably more difficult and may lead to anxiety or confidence issues. Furthermore, the co-occurrence rate of dyslexia with other learning difficulties like dyscalculia is quite high, indicating a definite association. This means that for many living with dyslexia, dyscalculia or anxiety may further compound issues and make education and daily life even more difficult. However, there are simple approaches to web design that can help make sites more accessible for those with dyslexia.

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The Complete Guide To Safe Internet Use For Seniors With Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

If you are not online, you can forget about keeping in touch with your grandchildren. That is just the reality we are living in. However, for seniors living with dyscalculia or dyslexia, using the internet can be incredibly stressful and even dangerous. To help you with this necessary form of communication, we have put together a comprehensive guide to make the experience less stressful and more fun.


How Dyscalculia and Dyslexia Affects People Later in Life

Most of the media attention on dyscalculia and dyslexia is focused on how these maladies affect youngsters. Yet, older adults also have trouble living a normal life and performing specific activities when they are afflicted by these disabilities. In turn, this can cause undue frustration and stress.

Seniors who acquire dyslexia and dyscalculia later in life often do so through trauma, dementia, stroke, or brain injury. For dementia and stroke, stress is typically a contributing factor. When stress is the source of dyslexia or dyscalculia, a dangerous cycle develops.

As dyscalculics and dyslexics put in extra effort to deal with numbers, math, and reading, they get frustrated and mentally-exhausted. This added stress can lead to other health issues or worsen the condition. Unfortunately, trying to use the internet is one of the more stressful experiences for seniors, especially with all of the scammers out there trying to prey on your inexperience. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to stay safe on the internet and avoid the added stress.

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