graphic design video I recently discovered which I made about 13 years ago, myself and a friend made a website about graphic design we were using it to try and improve our photoshop skills.
so I made this graphic design video for a friend to show how to make a sig,
Just like most people who have difficulties they always have some sort of system to help with whatever problem they have in my case spelling, he’s a couple of things I used to help me
I relying on technology a lot for instance I use speech recognition software for most things including this, the program I use is called Dragon Naturally Speaking it’s not cheap but works very well, I also use speech recognition software in my smart phone for sending text messages, almost all smartphones now has some sort of speech recognition software built in.
I use lots of wee things like partially spelling something in Google and it will auto fill the rest for instance Microsoft just put mic and you will get a list of words that match it, just pick Microsoft and so on until you’re done
As mentioned in a previous post, I managed to get tested for dyslexia through the open University, so an appointment was made with an educational psychologist. I was nervous and also excited about finally knowing a answer, but more nervous about the result being that nothing wrong with me, i was just a bit slow (which I didn’t believe) so I met with Charles and started my test, it took me about three hours to complete, with a wide range of tasks to do, ranging from sounding out letters, reading, spelling logic puzzles, problem solving puzzles and a lot more. And about five days later I got my report through, it was interesting to read things from a different point of view, with the results being i was dyslexic to the severe range of the spectrum.
It start off in city with a farmhouse next to a motorway with a large overpass, it has some sort of accent that takes out the overpass. so we are a bit stranded at the farmhouse, I think where was 5 of us, things started to get a bit weird, and Food and water were running out, so myself and one person decided to go and get more supplies, we had to walk some distance to get a bus for some reason, so we got on. it started to go through the city center and we got held up as a accidents happen on the road, a pot hole sunken in and opened up, leaving a big hole on one side of the street. it was night and we were still on the bus and weird thing started to happen, office building seems to start collapsing for no reason, so the bus driver decided it was not safe where we were, he started dash through the traffic as more builders were coming down, we got out of the city center to somewhere a bit more open, at this point it was just the two of us in a field with some sort of cave next to us, as I look up i seen objects falling from the sky taking out buildings as they fall, objects that almost hit me if I didn’t dash into the cave, the city was chaos and nobody knew what was going on. we eventually managed to get some supplies and head back to the farmhouse, as a new day started it seemed as if everything was getting back to normal, cleaning crews were coming out too, but it still felt as something wasn’t right.
As I was trying to get back to sleep these images were going through my mind.
I start to picture myself walk down an old derelict railway track, which is pretty overgrown with a well worn path, as I walk through the old railway track with sun beating down on me, and then the image changed in my mind, to me in an office canteen trying to sleep with my co-workers laughing at me and thinking I am weird, for try to sleep in an office canteen, and then I think to myself am I dreaming or is this reality, which was answered as I walk up
What an usual through was going through my mind as I was trying to sleep, I start to picture myself walk down an old derelict railway track, which is pretty overgrown with a well worn path, as I walk through the old railway track with sun beating down on me, and then the image changed in my mind, to me in an office canteen trying to sleep with my co-workers laughing at me and thinking I am weird, for try to sleep in an office canteen, and then I think to myself am I dreaming or is this reality, which was answered as I walk up afterwards.
I recently found out I was dyslexic, after many years of trying to get a test with no success, many years ago I went to my local doctor’s surgery and asked my doctor about the problems I’ve had all my life, I thought it was dyslexia after doing a screening test online, so I said that to my doctor and asked about getting tested, so she referred me to my local learning disability team, who said this
I disagreed with their comments, as intelligence has got nothing to do with learning difficulties, so I send them a letter, this was the first letter I ever sent.
I got a response, yet again it was much of the same, so I sent them another letter this went on, eventually 3 letters later and a lot of frustration, I got nowhere,
Many years later I started an open University course, I did not expect it to be easy, but I wanted to improve myself, i was having lots of problems, So I contacted the open University and thankfully They were very understanding and help me get a test with an educational psychologist.
It starts as I was cycling to a unknown place, as I past by a antique shop and seen a object that caught my eye, so I stop to have a better look at the object, I don’t remember what the object was, it was attached to a bike at the front of the shop, then I went to the shop next door, to get a bottle of water, as I come out I noticed the object was attached to my bike, am not sure why but I cycled away, but started to think what was that object, so I stopped to have a look and try to take it off, as I was doing that 2 people where walking towards me a man and woman, the woman seen the object that .2I was taking off, and she said something to the man, all I heard was I want that thing, at that point I started to cycle away, as I got to end of the road I seen that man again with another man with him on a push bike, one that two people can use, and then the first man shouted I what that object, so I started to cycling as fast as I can, but could not lose them, I started to panic, so much that I want down a road with traffic coming at me trying to lose them, I manage to gain a bit of a distinct between us, but I started to slow down, I thought he was going to catch up, so went up a steep hill thinking he can’t get out here, and I was right he want the long way around, so I lose them.