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Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter February – Archives

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS – Click on Link to Read in Newsletter  (pdf below to download)

New ADA Guidelines, Free Teacher Stuff (Math Bar Models for Place Value and More, Top Dyslexia App One Note), February Premium Magazine Preview, Mark Ruffalo Avengers Incredible Hulk – “I am Dyslexic”, Dyslexia Empathy, Wildlife – Ben Kilham and His Black Bears, MIT Media Lab Inventor: Nicholas […]

Starbucks Loses Discrimination Case to Supervisor with Dyslexia

“Dyslexia should not be invisible in the workplace.” – Fernette Eide MD Co-Founder Dyslexic Advantage

Yesterday, the BBC reported that the global coffee giant Starbucks lost a discrimination lawsuit to a supervisor, Meseret Kumulchew.

Meseret had let her employer know that she was dyslexic, had difficulty with words and numbers, and learned best by being shown […]

Dyslexia and Success as a Serial Entrepreneur – Janis Mitchell

How do they do it?  Successful serial entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs that start and lead multiple successful businesses. They start up companies, sell them, and keep repeating the cycle. The diversity of their businesses can be mind-boggling but successful serial entrepreneur traits show a not surprising overlap with many dyslexic adult traits. From 7 Signs You Might Be a Serial Entrepreneur: […]
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Daymond John and How He Sees His Dyslexia as an Advantage

“I see the world in a different way than most people and for me that’s been a positive thing.” – Daymond John, FUBU CEO, investor on TV Shark Tank

Kudos to Daymond John who shares that he is “Blessed with Dyslexia” in his Twitter page. As October National Dyslexia Awareness Month, the community gives a huge […]

Life Hacks for Dyslexia

Patience, Focus, Extra-time, External Review
• Force myself to spend that extra time on making text better, pass after pass, correcting mistakes and reworking things.
• Have someone review what I’ve written…
• Read emails to myself out loud which forces me to read slower and not skip words or read them in the wrong order.

Switching to […]

Dyslexia: Internet Security and Visualization

If Barrett Lyon’s life reads like incredible cyberthriller, it’s because it is one – after struggling in school because of dyslexia, he discovered expertise at computers in middle school, and  soon was managing his schools’ computer network. When investigating a vulnerability in Network Solutions, he accidentally caused AOL to go down for 3 days […]

Dyslexia | What Are the Super-Powers of Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneurs ?

What are the secrets of success for dyslexic business and non-profit leaders?

“I built up a great team of people around me. One of the major strengths if I look back was my ability to pick great people, to work with them and to create a wonderful environment where everyone wanted to succeed together.”

From this […]