In a few days I am going to be forty and I thought that I knew all I could about my mental disability. I mean, I thought that there was no way it could throw up any more surprises, but I guess I was being a little naive.
So I have been ill, I’m okay now but I did require a small stay in hospital, but the first thing I noticed was that my dyslexia was getting worse. In reality it wasn’t, but because my body was tired and not coping well, my mind wasn’t as sharp. Everything got a little foggy. Basically, my main computer became a nightmare to work with. I couldn’t work out why…
But my new netbook was fine.
So despite my foggy existence I decided to find out why. I didn’t know what was wrong, in fact I thought there was nothing wrong. So I did some experiments and pretty much worked out that I was finding it difficult to type using a black keyboard. My netbook is white with grey letters.
I immediately jumped onto my favourite online retailer and started looking for a white keyboard… They are few and far between. Finally I found one and although it isn’t exactly right it is better.
I am now fixed and the funny thing is that my dyslexia is much better with the white. I suppose without being ill the difference is slight, but it has meant I can work for longer…
I don’t know how it works. I know I have Meares Irlen, but this seems to go against what I was told about that. If anything the keyboard is too much like white on black… I feel I need the letters to be greyer… If that makes sense. But it is better than the black one.
Hopefully I will find what I’m looking for, but if anyone knows where I can get a similar keyboard or a coloured one, I’d be very appreciative. Thanks all.