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This Website Shows What It's Like To Read If You Have Dyslexia

A new project presents mind-boggling text that reportedly shows what it's like to be dyslexic.

Every word on the website created by developer Victor Widell contains letters that are perpetually switching order, thanks to a JavaScript technique.

"Friend," for example, switches to "frenid," "fnreid" and so on.

The first sentence on the page reveals the website's purpose.

Widell writes,

A friend who has dyslexia described to me how she experiences reading. She can read, but it takes a lot of concentration, and the letters seem to 'jump around.'

To read the words, one must wait for the jumbled letters to reassemble into their correct order or something close to it.

Don't be surprised if you start to feel your head hurt a bit after reading just a few sentences.

Imagine what it's like for people with dyslexia to learn to read as children.

Several commenters noted there are many different ways in which dyslexia alters the perception of written text.

According to Huffington Post, words or letters can appear incomplete, backward, upside down or seemingly impossible to sound out for people who struggle with dyslexia.

Certain letters may also be difficult to differentiate, such as "I" and "L."

As crippling as this learning disability can be, it is apparently so common it affects an estimated one in 10 children.

Famous people with dyslexia reportedly include Jennifer Aniston, Richard Branson, Jim Carrey, Jay Leno, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison.

Citations: This Website Simulates What Dyslexia Is Really Like (Huffington Post), Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia (