I teach lots of kids with different learning disabilities including dyslexia, and I try to have empathy and compassion for them. I think I do a reasonably good job, and work hard to make my lessons open to students of all abilities and challenges. What I haven't been able to do so far is have much idea what it's like to be in their shoes. I can't remember not being able to read. Words just make sense to me. Always have.
But this word verification thing? Now I do have a sense of what it's like to have text be the enemy. Words and letters twisting around nonsensically. Half the time I can't do it. Blogger rejects me and makes me try again because I just CAN'T copy those stupid letters in the weird way they show up.
I'm not making light of this. It's seriously giving me more insight into what I think some people experience. Only for them it is all the time, everything, everywhere. And I can't imagine what that word verification thing is like if you DO have dyslexia. Ugh.