What did Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney and Albert Einstein all have in common?
For a start, they were ludicrously successful in thoughts, ideas, and business. What less people know is that they were all known to be dyslexic.
It might be hard to believe, but around 20% of people have dyslexia or some form of language-based learning disability. That’s around 30 million adults in the United States, and around 6 million in the UK.
Some estimates suggest that there are upwards of 40 million adults in the US with dyslexia, but remarkably, only 2 million are diagnosed. Individuals with dyslexia aren’t exactly alone either. Some 15% of adults across developed nations have a reading level of 6th grade or less! And it is estimated that a whopping 56% of the workforce in western countries have a reading grade level of 9th grade or less.
Having worked in schools and various educational institutions over the past decade, I’ve seen my fair share of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties.
One particular student has always stood out to me. Noah. He was a sharp kid with a quick wit and enormous potential. Yet, doing school work was more akin to feeling his way through a maze in the dark. Noah was dyslexic. Since he was well behind his classmates in reading and writing, he wrestled with the belief that he was stupid. It was like a pendulum. One day he had confidence in himself, the next day he believed he was a lost cause.
As an educator, it was devastating to watch. His talents were obvious. He had so much to contribute and yet his belief was that the schooling microcosm reflected the rest of the world. In his 13-year old mind, he was doomed. I worked hard with Noah and after a few years, we found a school that could further enhance his giftings. By all accounts, he’s now blitzing it!
But Noah’s story is not unique and it carries straight into the workplace. People with dyslexia or low reading ability still typically face a system that prevents their potential to flourish.
There are professionals across all fields working themselves to the bone just to keep up with respect to professional information. It’s not a matter of comprehension. It’s not a matter of intelligence. It’s not a matter of capacity.
However, those days are rapidly coming to an end with Audio Scriptr driving the change.
Audio Scriptr works with both human voice artists and synthetic voice artists to bring a solution designed for professionals. It is the solution our evolving Information Economy desperately needs in order to keep up with the demands of escalating innovation and change. It means that a company’s work force can do training, compliance, reports, and manuals faster and more efficiently. It means that learning and information consumption can be done more enjoyably and on different terms than the archaic industrial age methodologies.
As Dr Nasser Siabi, CEO of Microlink, once said, “virtually everyone is capable of doing everything with the right tools and aids...there is amazing untapped potential.” We couldn’t agree more!
Some people like Leonardo da Vinci, Walt Disney and Albert Einstein, pushed through and reached amazing heights despite their seeming disadvantages. Most others, like Noah and the 56% of professionals out there grinding away at low reading levels, are still in the midst of the battle.
Audio Scriptr was built to rise above this grind. It saves time. It allows for better work-life balance. It empowers people to accelerate their careers while enjoying a healthy lifestyle. And what makes us really proud, is that it gives all people the opportunity to have a seat at the table.
We are creating a world where all people can access their professional documents in a way that is easy and audioized. The future looks bright with Audio Scriptr. The playing field is leveling out!
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