Image of the full exhibition, everything in the exhibition is interactive and experiential. + Enlarge
Neuro Divergent
Participants must align the panels in order to read the text. This simulates how those with dyslexia must pause and figure out new ways to read. + Enlarge
Dyslexia Simulation
Participants must use context clues within the text to replace the layered words. This simulates how similar words are difficult for those with reading disorders. + Enlarge
Reading Disorder Simulation
People with Dyspraxia often use tactility to help them learn how to read and write. These letters are raised to emulate fine motor coordination issues. + Enlarge
Learn like someone with Dyspraxia
Participants start at this screen where they learn about the project then select a disability. They then hear a story of struggle, then find out who struggled and that they are now successful in their field, then they find out the gift of having that lear + Enlarge
Experience Start
Participants must listen to the audio instructions to complete the matching game. There are other sounds that overpower the instructions to simulate attention issues. + Enlarge
ADHD Simulation
In this interactive participants learn like someone with Dyslexia. They must replace the scrambled words with icons that relate to them. This shows how people with Dyslexia often doodle to help them understand text. + Enlarge
Learn like someone with Dyslexia
For each headline I laser cut and painted dimensional lettering. The font is called Atkinson Hyper-legible and it was created by the braille society for low vision readers, but each character is unique which could help those with reading based disorders. + Enlarge
Dimensional Letters
Participants must reorder the bubbles in order to read the text. Many people with ADHD use disorganized mind maps that they later organize to help them focus and process information. + Enlarge
Learn like someone with ADHD
This interactive is a word association game. Visitors must use word association to figure out what word is under each panel. + Enlarge
Learn like someone with a Reading Disorder
Visitors must struggle to write their name in string with their non dominant hand whyle covering one eye to simulate fine motor coordination issues that those with Dyspraxia often have. + Enlarge
Dyspraxia Simulation

What does it feel like to have a learning disability or disorder? Neuro Divergent uses experiential graphic design to promote empathy for and awareness of learning disabilities and disorders. It does this through a series of simulations that allow participants to experience what it feels like to have a learning difference and use the unique methods of learning used by people who have learning differences. In each of the four experiences, participants also learn about someone who struggles with a particular learning disability and is successful in their chosen field. Participants thus learn about each disability or disorder and discover neuro divergent gifts.


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