A collection of our favorite videos relating to dyslexia.


What is dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley

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Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.

Lesson by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, animation by Marc Christoforidis.

The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind | Dean Bragonier | TEDxMarthasVineyard

In this inspiring talk, advocate and educator Dean Bragonier offers a different take on Dyslexia. By looking at the unique mindset of Dyslexics as a strength, Dean reframes a perceived weakness as a powerful tool and teaches us all an important lesson about the power of an open mind and an open heart.

Dean Bragonier is a social entrepreneur in the EdTech space. Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia, Dean became an advocate for learning and disability equality and has founded, managed and served on the boards of organizations working to create systemic change in this field. As the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc., Dean leads a collaborative team from Harvard University, Tufts University and the Carroll School that is building curricula designed to offer authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind.

Upon graduation, Dean embraced his entrepreneurial instincts and acquired a small seasonal restaurant on Martha's Vineyard Island that he transformed into a successful full-scale enterprise (see Boston Magazine, July 2001). It was through this endeavor that he was able to contextualize his years of laborious academic learning and discover the true gifts of his dyslexic mind.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia | Kate Griggs | TEDxBrighton

Kate Griggs helps us to re-think our perception in dyslexia and to change the way we approach learning differences in our day-to-day lives. Kate is passionate about helping the world understand dyslexia as a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage. In 2005 Kate founded dyslexia charity Xtraordinary People, uniting the UK dyslexia charities and devising and leading a high-profile campaign, which culminated in the UK government’s Dyslexia Review. Kate was given an award by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in recognition of her campaigning work. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The Gift of Dyslexia | Julie Salisbury | TEDxGastownWomen

Dyslexia is often labelled a "disability,” but in this talk, Salisbury challenges our perception of Dyslexia. She argues that it’s basic attributes of "big picture" thinking and jumping to the end goal are in fact talents that she (much like Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein) has embraced, along with her acute ability to listen and find simplicity in chaos and complexity. Truly owning the power of these gifts, she has proven that the very thing most people perceive as a disability, is the same thing that she attributes to her success as a book publisher, enabling her to create a unique process that helps other people capture the purpose in the complexity of their life story and has published close to 100 authors.

Julie Salisbury is the Founder and President of Influence Publishing Inc. and InspireABook® publishing coaching. She has coached over 800 authors with her unique “InspireABook” process to draw out the life story and purpose. She has published over 90 titles through Influence Publishing Inc. since 2008.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Because I’m Dyslexic Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage

What Can You Do Because You're Dyslexic? David Hornik, Venture Capitalist, Peggy Stern, an Academy Award Winning Filmmaker, Larry Banks, Cinematographer, Philip Schultz, Poet, Madalyne Hymas, Graphic Designer, Joe Booth, Video Game Designer, Valerie Delahaye Ippolito a Film VFX Expert, Douglas Merrill Google CIO and Entrepreneur, David McComas Space Physicist NASA IBEX Team Leader, Jack Horner Dinosaur Hunter and MacArthur Fellow, Scott Sandell Venture Capitalist, Jack Laws Artist and Field Guide Author, Dan Peters Psychologist, Matt Schneps Astrophysicist and Visual Learning Lab Researcher all share things that they can do because they're dyslexic, not in spite of it. Visit Dyslexic and Share YOUR Story!

Creativity, Innovation, Different Minds - Powered by Dyslexia

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today we're busting some myths about dyslexia, so lemme hit you with all the facts and call out the bs

00:00 Intro
00:51 Intelligence
02:28 Being Lazy
04:45 Out Growing Dyslexia
06:35 Reversing Letters/Words
08:05 Disability
09:42 It's Not Real
11:01 Can't Spell
12:38 It's Uncommon
13:33 Difficult to Diagnose
14:46 It's Genetic
16:13 Can't Read
18:05 Spell Backwards
18:36 Gifted Children
19:27 Umbrella Term
19:52 More Common in Boys
20:32 Bad Handwriting
20:59 Accommodations Aren't Fair
23:03 Outro

💖FURTHER READING Dyslexia: Myths and Facts | Scholastic 5 Common Myths About Dyslexia How much do you know about dyslexia? The Gift of Dyslexia British Dyslexia Association What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley (Ted-ed)