Understanding
Learning Disabilities

This is a culmination of projects that were completed in a course titled Workshop at OCAD U. Upon completion of the course, the projects were displayed at the annual GradEx.

These projects include two children’s books, two information cubes and three posters designed to inform about learning disabilities.

Childrens Books

Understanding Learning Disabilities
Sunny Brook Brewers

Within each book there is a story that follows two young students in the setting of a classroom. The two stories show that some students will need certain resources to participate at a more equal level as others in the class.

The goal of these books teach empathy, understanding and compassion to young children. They also provide tools for students to identify learning disabilities in themselves and or their peers.

The goal of these books teach empathy, understanding and compassion to young children. They also provide tools for students to identify learning disabilities in themselves and or their peers.

The body copy of the book utilizes Lexie Readable. This font was specifically designed for those who have difficulty reading. This font carries throughout the project including; the books, cubes and posters.

Information Cubes

The cubes were designed for older audiences as well as those with learning disabilities. A tactile presentation was used for this project to promote attention and retention. This was done by engaging more than one area of the brain while interacting with the information.

Understanding Learning Disabilities
Sunny Brook Brewers

Posters

The posters were created to educate the general public about Learning Disabilities. They include information about what Learning Disabilities are, examples, causes, statistics and misconceptions.

Understanding Learning Disabilities
Sunny Brook Brewers
Sunny Brook Brewers

Final Display

Understanding Learning Disabilities

The final project was displayed in a designated space provided by OCAD U at GradEx. The posters were placed against a board to grab attention. The books and cubes were displayed on the table as concrete examples of the summary information printed on the table.