she-who-keeps-the-lighthouse:

DYSCALCULIA TOOL ALERT!

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This is an acrylic magnifying glass with a green strip in it that helps you read long strings of numbers! It’s been known for a while that putting a colored filter over pages can help people with dyscalculia read numbers without them flipping places, but this is the first time I’ve seen something so simple and accessible. I put it on some test numbers and my eyes didn’t feel like they kept wanting to jump around all over the number. I can keep this on my desk and use it on paper, or hold it up to my monitor to read long numbers at work! It may help people in other ways as well, this is just what I bought it for and I already love it!

I found it at a Daiso location, but there are probably others online.

Spread the word!

EDIT: It’s also like $2, so pretty much anyone who needs it can afford it!

firespirited:

wait what? oh dog this is like one of those colour blindness tests where you find out you can’t see reds. my brain can’t parse the kit lot without reading it out loud and remembering how the numbers sound but the green numbers are different.

keiths-dolls:

wait hold up.. how the fuck does this work??? I need it in my life like.. stat. But… HOW does it work? What the fuck is up with our brains that a green filter makes a difference? I’m so confused! Brains are so wierd!

ruthannereid:

I don’t know, but when I was a piano performance major in college, I had to copy and re-print my music on colored paper in order to read it. So yeah, this works.

fatsexybitch:

This is by far the DUMBEST workaround for dyscalcula I have ever seen and I am OUTRAGED because I have been using a fluorescent blue fill in excel for YEARS and I HATE THAT THIS IS WHY I FIND IT EASIER TO READ NUMBERS

mother-entropy:

FNUH??

FUCK i needed this so bad 25 years ago, i might have stood a chance at passing a single high school math class.


Tags:

#I’m not dyscalculic but I’m glad for y’all to have found this #dyscalculia #the more you know #PSA

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