The News in Symbols: For people that can't read

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27 Jan 2014, 11:46 am

I found this website:
http://www.symbolworld.org/

I felt that it may help some people, as it simplifies things by having pictures that go with the words.

On the website it has a section covering interesting news/media stories, recipes, and all sorts of other stuff.

I appreciate that most of the people that read/post in WrongPlanet can read, but they may know someone that can't.
Maybe that person would like to learn, and this website :arrow: SymbolWorld may help them.


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27 Jan 2014, 11:58 am

Aren't alphanumeric characters symbols in themselves to begin with? If you can learn to read one, you can learn to read the other.



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27 Jan 2014, 12:02 pm

I attempted it

I am awful at pictogryphs - I can't function in a society that refuses to use printing, I don't interpret symbols very well at all. - I was glad they had the real words with it.

I also nnoted every article had to be very short and left out real details, whereas with REAL writing they could have written things of substance.


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27 Jan 2014, 12:15 pm

After overviewing this I'm glad I can read. I find it hard to read things without graphics but uh

yeah


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27 Jan 2014, 12:26 pm

The symbols make it harder. Just teach the people to read.


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27 Jan 2014, 12:37 pm

btbnnyr wrote:
The symbols make it harder. Just teach the people to read.


Not if you are dyslexic.



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27 Jan 2014, 12:42 pm

StarCity wrote:
I found this website:
http://www.symbolworld.org/

I felt that it may help some people, as it simplifies things by having pictures that go with the words.

On the website it has a section covering interesting news/media stories, recipes, and all sorts of other stuff.

I appreciate that most of the people that read/post in WrongPlanet can read, but they may know someone that can't.
Maybe that person would like to learn, and this website :arrow: SymbolWorld may help them.


Another solution would be to learn Chinese, which is entirely written with symbols.



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27 Jan 2014, 12:42 pm

Max000 wrote:
btbnnyr wrote:
The symbols make it harder. Just teach the people to read.


Not if you are dyslexic.


My understanding of dyslexia is that it is possible for people with dyslexia to learn to read, but harder.


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27 Jan 2014, 12:46 pm

Max000 wrote:
btbnnyr wrote:
The symbols make it harder. Just teach the people to read.


Not if you are dyslexic.


actually I am dyslexic and even though I have problems with alpha-numerics, pictures make it worse - a picture can mean practically anything to anyone, and a picture for every word in my vocabulary means memorizing 50,000 pictures and coming up with a way of entering them & communicating them with people - how am I going to draw all of that?


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27 Jan 2014, 1:51 pm

btbnnyr wrote:
Max000 wrote:
btbnnyr wrote:
The symbols make it harder. Just teach the people to read.


Not if you are dyslexic.


My understanding of dyslexia is that it is possible for people with dyslexia to learn to read, but harder.


I was responding to your comments that symbols make it harder. I believe that would not be the case for someone with dyslexia.



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27 Jan 2014, 3:53 pm

Mildly dyslexic here and I had huge issues trying to read it. Might be good for like teaching someone how to read. Certain fonts are better for those who are dyslexic. It doesn't apply to everyone but yeah.


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27 Jan 2014, 5:31 pm

cute (but very confusing to me)


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27 Jan 2014, 5:31 pm

have used it since widgit launched the site,am not dyslexic but relie on symbols in every day life and struggle greatly with understanding language.



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27 Jan 2014, 6:20 pm

For me if it weren't for the text underneath I'd have no clue what they meant. I mean, person with a thought bubble for science? I'd have been guessing opinion pieces. Star for lifestyle? Makes no sense at all to me.



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27 Jan 2014, 9:04 pm

If it wasn't for the words, I wouldn't have known what they were typing. :?


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