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Dyslexia is defined as a phonetic disorder, that prevents students from accomplishing tasks related to reading easily. Given that Dyslexia is characterized by letter identification problems and difficulty in decoding text, there was an attempt to find an alternative to this issue. The brain function of dyslexics is studied, and it comes to explain how designers can use the strengths of the dyslexic brain, such as the visual strength to create a multisensory experience for students. As well as the study of different dyslexic fonts and their positive impact on dyslexic students as it helps them in a better letter recognition process. This project proposes some guidelines to the Arabic language teaching for a dyslexic student, given the character of this specific language. Many projects are mentioned as examples of designers that tried to help dyslexics either by creating a font for them or creating a different experience for the learning of letters using different media like audio /video /graphic. These techniques are proposed by this research to reach a new approach for students and change the educational material given to dyslexic and non-dyslexic students for better integration of all parties.


Arts Department

First Advisor

Ahmad Saqfalhait

Second Advisor

Bahia Shehab

Third Advisor

Ghalia Elsrakbi

Committee Member 1

Bassem Yousri

Committee Member 2

Engy Aly

Committee Member 3

Mahamad Khalil



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Not necessary for this item


This project is part of “ Zoom in Keda- Fourth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class 2018-2019” catalog. Several global cities have acquired an international rep¬utation as design education hubs by acknowledging the importance of education planning and early learning ex¬periences through providing a structured career path and aligning design skills with the economy’s various needs. Our 8 years old Graphic Design program at the Ameri¬can University in Cairo aims to follow the same strategy, mentoring students on how to channel their creativity and knowledge into reshaping their communities, leaving a positive imprint on their society. Four design segments have been commonly defined in the MENA region’s design sector; namely: Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Industrial/Product Design. The title for the fourth design seniors show was “Zoom in Keda “. As with the previous 3 exhibitions, the title builds on the graphic design language in Egyptian vernacular cul¬ture. “Zoom in Keda” is a commonly used phrase in the de¬sign field, told when one wishes to examine the micro de¬tails of a design on screen. The exhibition was held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 2nd, 2018, where bachelor projects completed by the fourth graduating class of Graphic Design students were displayed.


This record describes an artistic or creative work which was prepared as part of a course of study at the American University of Cairo. The creators retain all rights to the original artistic or creative works described herein.

Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2018

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