It is often believed that many dyslexic people don’t enjoy or want to read. Perhaps it is more the case that there just isn’t the means to do so. As a school Librarian, I am very familiar with the wonderful books produced for young dyslexic readers by publishers such as Barrington Stoke. Sadly though there are very few options available for adult readers. Now, whilst I am a great advocate for adults also dipping into books for children and young adults, I completely understand that it would be wonderful for there to be more books aimed at adults that were accessible for dyslexic readers. Things like typeset, layout, paper and the number of pages make a massive difference, and can turn a nightmare into a dream for some readers. It’s not about the content but the design that can make a book more accessible for dyslexic readers.
This doesn’t seem to be an issue that the main stream publishers want to explore at the moment and so it is wonderful that a bookseller (from Books on the Hill ) in North Somerset has put together a selection of dyslexia friendly titles – something that they hope to expand on as the project grow. To get things off and running they are currently running a crowdfunding event via Kickstarter.com to raise money to publish the books. Please do read on and support this wonderful project however you can.
Below is a video produced by the team putting together these brilliant books. Do have a watch to find out more.
If you would like to support this project with a pledge then please visit the KickStart page here. You can pledge any amount you like or you can receive rewards such as digital and print copies of the books, author signed copies, art work etc. for set amounts from £15 to £250.
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
A visitor to a psychiatric institution gets more than she bargained for when it becomes apparent the building she finds herself as a prisoner, doesn’t want her to leave.
A collection of desperate investigators are unleashed on a mysterious disappearance, by a lawyer working for clients who care little about the quarry’s fate and more for their own interests.
Summoned by the Swedish royalty, the Great Detective must solve a seemingly unsolvable riddle – how can the king be in three places at once? What devilry is it that has thousands of eye witnesses placing the monarch at cities a thousand miles apart? Witchcraft? Sorcery? Why? And how does this tie in to a string of crimes that seem hound the King’s footsteps?
The scientist Hala travels to a lost planet civilisation and finds it seemingly empty. The old gods of the world may be stirring in the very air she breathes as she searches for answers.
In an alternate 1958 Marrakesh, the cold war continues with airships, clockwork cars and deadly spywasps. Young Saif risks his life to bring a defecting Russian agent out of the country.
Kye Beven is lacking confidence,
and is ruthlessly bullied. Everyone
except Dyan Varike, the best archer
in the band, believes he is not good
enough for the community’s
defence. When Kye’s village is
menaced by a despotic sorcerer, he
reaches for his bow and steps up to
the mark and saves his home.
To find out more about these titles and the authors then please visit the Kickstarter page here.