(Not sure whether to put this under culture, politics, or help.)
I sometimes have reading trouble, and writing trouble. And I think the Roman alphabet is ill-suited to the English language.
I wonder if anyone else has similar trouble, and whether there’s any connection between reading trouble, and writing trouble,-- and interest in spelling reform.
Reading: I’m usually alright with paper, and e-ink, but not so much with computer screens. If I can’t keep focus, text blurs together. I find either OpenDyslexic or Andika helpful-- Andika supports more scripts, so it’s more useful. I also find larger fonts helpful. Unfortunately, most sites are designed around one font-- apparently there are supposed to be icons here instead of F#/## but I need readable text more than icons-- and/or one font size. It’s probably an eye strain issue, due to the limits of glasses, instead of dyslexia.
Writing: I have a lot of trouble with pens. I don’t have as much trouble with pencils. My mom used to get frantic over my trouble with mirror letters such as d/b and q/p, and with certain words, such as sign. I still have to stop and erase what I’m writing because of that. I don’t have as much trouble with a small keyboard, even though they’re not designed for one-handed fast-hunt.
Spelling Reform (1): I’d sometimes slip into the Gothic alphabet, and spell words as they sound, and it’s easier for me than the Roman alphabet. Although the English language has additional consonants, and a lot of additional vowels, so it requires a lot of adjustments, such as writing 𐌹𐌹 instead of 𐌴𐌹 in words such as “geese” thus “𐌲𐌹𐌹𐍃.”
Spelling Reform (2): This discusses some of the practical problems. It tends to assume continued use of the Roman alphabet, and NG rather than GG for the sounds in “bring.” It still assmes the CURE words involve one vowel, not splintering into several groups, some of which, like tour, have glides separating two vowels.