This is a short follow up to my previous blog “What if over 50% of the Population had Dyslexia?

People with dyslexia simply have different abilities, not disabilities. What may seem as a simple word game may have profound affects on a dyslexic’s  self value and confidence. In addition, it may frame the mind set of the overall educational systems and workplaces.

I recently viewed a very cool video exactly on this topic, and really want to share it with you. It is titled “Special Deeds for Special Needs”. So here it is, enjoy:


11 thoughts on “Dyslexia: Different Ability, Not Disability

  • May 24, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hi ghotit,

    I found this youtube movie very inspirational.
    My kids who watched it with me, just asked to see it again and again…

  • May 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I followed your YouTube link. Thank you for putting me on to it. I found it touching. It gave me some slightly different perspectives. LD is different from everyone that has one. Just as life is different to everyone. We all have different experiences and perceptions. Sometimes how we experience the world is due to our past experiences and our different outlook. Sometimes it’s due to qualitative differences in perception.

    I often laugh when I think of the image of the the artist painting and endlessly mixing and tinting colours. Even the perception of the simplest colour is different in different people. Males have halved the blue receptors females do, so males do not perceive blue the same as females — at least not a sensitively. That’s just the beginning of the visual perception process. Differences in brain processing of visual stimuli bring in a whole new ball game. That’s where the physiological forms of dyslexia giveaway to neurological effects. People were dyslexia may differ in visual perception to the majority of the population or humanity, but there’s great variation within the portion of humanity with dyslexia. We are all individual. We all have their own gifts.

    Your YouTube link has inspired me to keep striving to assist others. Assisting others is the strongest and deepest way to me to help myself.

    Thanks to your contribution. It was helpful and inspiring.

    I have been trying to get a support group together in Melbourne, Australia. This and other Internet sites you have shown me may well be the most favoured means of mutual support between people with LD.

    There are some people who want to talk directly to others. I need to get a formal organisation to support “my group” so that everyone is protected and there is a formal oversight of ethical behaviour. It sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.

    Thanks to your contact I am inspired to keep trying.


  • June 4, 2009 at 12:37 am

    My son is 9 and has dyslexia, we are in the beginning phases of trying to figure out the best way to help him. I just want him to be happy and healthy.

    Thanks for the wonderful video!

    • June 4, 2009 at 9:30 am


      Yea it is a great video. I believe that it was produced by a company in India – just showing that well sent messages are truly universal…

      As a person with dyslexia, I am a strong believer in the following saying “Life is not always fair, but it is beautiful”…

      Good luck and thanks… Ofer (founder of Ghotit)

  • June 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Hello, what is Ghotit ? Is it some programe for dyslexics ? I have three boys below the age of 9, all of whom are dyslexics. Any information or programe info would be of great help. Thanks.
    Naush: please contact me

    • June 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm


      Ghotit is a writing assistant solution for people with dyslexia. For information visit the Ghotit website:

      I will be glad to contact you…

      Best regards, Iris

  • July 22, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Hi – I tried to follow the link – but it has been removed. Is there any chance I could view it somehow?

    • July 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm


      For some reason the link has been removed from Youtube and I have not been able to locate it elsewhere. I have contacted the producers of this video, Tata Interactive, to see if this video can be viewed elsewhere. I have yet to receive a reply. It is actually a great video and would definitely be a great loss if it will be no longer available to the public.

      I will keep you updated once any new information is received…

      Thanks, Ofer

  • November 2, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I have searched in vain for the video and was unable to find it elsewhere. It did win an award in 2008. I’d love to view it. Any ideas? My email is above.


    • November 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm


      I am sorry to say that the video has been removed from youtube. I have in the past tried to locate the video, including contacting Tata Interactive (the producers of the movie), twitting about this etc. but without success…

      It is a great movie, and I am still hopeful that it will re-surface soon. If I get any info, I will contact you…


  • September 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    i am trying herd to help people like my salf

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