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Hi my name is Zoe and I have dyslexia. this means that I am not as good as at Reading Writing spelling memorization math facts. and I also have ADHD which means I'm not very good at focusing in very loud environments and on things I don't like. but I am low on the spectrum of ADHD then dyslexia I'm very high on the spectrum of dyslexia. so I have severe dyslexia but not ADHD. I love New Moon girls but it is very text heavy which can be hard for me. so I wanted to start a discussion to see if there's any other girls who have similar problems with this site. I have a feature on my tablet that it will read to me but it will not read this site to me it says it is busy. these are some ways we can help: 

  • in role-plays if someone asks to catch them up catch them up and don't say read it maybe they can't and if you leading a role-play or discussion add little ketchups in your description every few pages it's a lot easier to read a paraphrase thing 
  • do not insist on proper spelling or grammar that can be very difficult for some people
  • be kind if someone don't perfectly get what's going on just fill them in and be nice

if you have any more ideas on ways people can help please tell me and I will include them. so I want this to be a conversation I want people to ask questions and talk about it. I haven't found any other discussions about these topics.

And ways New Moon girls staff can help:

  • work on it audio programs for this site like if it could read parts of the site to you like stories role-plays things like that I've no idea how possible this is. so if this is not possible no problem just wanted to get it out there.
  • Adding a text that is easier to read

and some of these things can help blind people with the site to

I'm sorry if there's any  misspelling and o bad grandma bad grammar bad punctuation Etc

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  • I’m bringing this back because the dictation and font ideas are very good ideas that could help a lot of people if the platform were able to support them. :)
  • I think this is a really important thing for people to discuss, so tysm for posting this. If you are on an Apple computer and really want to hear something rather than read it, you can highlight the text and then control click it. A little menu will pop up and you can scroll down to where it says "Speech". Then press "Start Speaking". The voice is weird and all, but it might help for now.
  • I don't understand how the rule about power playing negatively impacts you because of dyslexia, ADHD, and/or bullying. From what I understand, those things shouldn't have any influence on characters. The power playing rules are in place to ensure that everyone has a fun time in RPs and don't have their characters controlled by someone else. While saying 'someone taps me on the shoulder' isn't a HUGE aspect of power playing, it's still power playing, because now someone who wants to interact with the character has to find an explanation for tapping them on the shoulder. It's not bullying to politely ask someone to rephrase something. For example, another alternative to get your character involved without power playing is to run into someone. This happens a LOT in RPs xD.
    • That makes sense I just had someone here has told me a lot about staying a small thing I can take that tool out any other questions feel free to ask me or PM me
  • Is comic sans easier to read?
    • But I know it's easier for some
    • I actually haven't tried so I will look into that
  • People don't even think about this kind of things and that's fine it's not their life they don't have to be worried about it but if people understand then we can all be nice and it can be easier to communicate
  • I feel like you're also referring to my roleplay, Goodacre Academy. I'm also sorry I asked you to read through it. I didn't know that it was so hard for you.
    • You are forgiven as well and thank you for reading through
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