Colour overlay and dyslexia


My good friend Tony Kershaw writes passionately about this :-

Subject: FW: Programme- RE Colour Perception Conference – Devizes

FOR YOUR INFORMATION this is very relevant with regard to colour as the Keynote speaker Professor Arnold Wilkins is the man who developed the Colorimeter backed by Medical Research Council and it was his talk that I attended in Leeds in 1992 through the Dyslexia Institue (DI) now known as Dyslexia Action.
I was amazed and inspired by what he had found, and was the key reason behind why I believed then and still do that COLOUR PERCEPTION DIFFICULTIES which is known to affect 20% of any population the world over is an ESSENTIAL piece in the jigsaw of education. Why some struggle so much with their reading while others do not and it seems often so random.
My own research has been with both young people as well as post 16 and adults who still present with this problem. Though for some coloured lenses can assist, often simple sheets of the precise density of coloured plastic can result in doubling reading speeds.

If I could have offered a way to pay for others to attend I would have, as for some this talk will change lives.
It ought to be a Webinar or recorded for others to learn from and dip into from time to time.

I have worked for 12 years at a school here in Wiltshire and with the Wiltshire Dyslexia Association to help others see how colour could change lives simply and cheaply. Before that since 1992 I have believed that Colour perception difficulty MUST be seen as central to the range of test we often take for granted like GLASSES if required to see the board. Or if you can’t clearly see the page infront of you HOW can you read what is on the paper.
Though my specialism may appear to be aimed at dyslexia the truth is Dyslexic people are only a percentage of the 20% total that will have the difficult in every school, workplace, college or university.
The similarity with DYSLEXIA is that this problem is unseen be the outside observer. If asked ‘How do you read’ what is often the reply ‘oh just like everyone else!’

I would like to recommend this one day conference to any organisation who strives to make a difference in education to ACT TODAY – send at least one person! It would be the best expenditure of the financial year and you would reap benefits within weeks not months…………

Sad to tell that there are those organisations who maybe do not subscribe, that is fine but the should present their evidence. I would challenge their evidence!
I for one have seen the effect how it can transform lives and have the recorded evidence of how we could work together to make changes for the better and bring round those who are skeptical about the problem.

From: caf2009@hotmail.co.uk
To: tonykershaw202@hotmail.com
Subject: Fw: Programme
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:25:26 +0100

Dear Tony

Attached please find the programme for the one day conference at Devizes Town Hall on Friday 17th October.

We look forward to welcoming you. Registration begins at 9.0 am.

Kind regards

Christine Fitzmaurice

For and on behalf of Wiltshire Colour for Reading

01380 726448

FOR YOUR INFORMATION this is very relevant with regard to colour as the Keynote speaker Professor Arnold Wilkins is the man who developed the Colorimeter backed by Medical Research Council and it was his talk that I attended in Leeds in 1992 through the Dyslexia Institue (DI) now known as Dyslexia Action.
I was amazed and inspired by what he had found, and was the key reason behind why I believed then and still do that COLOUR PERCEPTION DIFFICULTIES which is known to affect 20% of any population the world over is an ESSENTIAL piece in the jigsaw of education. Why some struggle so much with their reading while others do not and it seems often so random.
My own research has been with both young people as well as post 16 and adults who still present with this problem. Though for some coloured lenses can assist, often simple sheets of the precise density of coloured plastic can result in doubling reading speeds.

If I could have offered a way to pay for others to attend I would have, as for some this talk will change lives.
It ought to be a Webinar or recorded for others to learn from and dip into from time to time.

I have worked for 12 years at a school here in Wiltshire and with the Wiltshire Dyslexia Association to help others see how colour could change lives simply and cheaply. Before that since 1992 I have believed that Colour perception difficulty MUST be seen as central to the range of test we often take for granted like GLASSES if required to see the board. Or if you can’t clearly see the page infront of you HOW can you read what is on the paper.
Though my specialism may appear to be aimed at dyslexia the truth is Dyslexic people are only a percentage of the 20% total that will have the difficult in every school, workplace, college or university.
The similarity with DYSLEXIA is that this problem is unseen be the outside observer. If asked ‘How do you read’ what is often the reply ‘oh just like everyone else!’

I would like to recommend this one day conference to any organisation who strives to make a difference in education to ACT TODAY – send at least one person! It would be the best expenditure of the financial year and you would reap benefits within weeks not months…………

Sad to tell that there are those organisations who maybe do not subscribe, that is fine but the should present their evidence. I would challenge their evidence!
I for one have seen the effect how it can transform lives and have the recorded evidence of how we could work together to make changes for the better.

2 thoughts on “Colour overlay and dyslexia

  1. for someone who writes about dyslexia and colour over lay your article is written in black on white the absolute worst colours for dyslexic people !

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