Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip

Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 9:00pm

Richard Macer and his son Arthur

Could dyslexia be a gift? Or can it only ever be a disability? Documentary maker Richard Macer sets off with his dyslexic son Arthur to find the answer. 

Dyslexia is a problem with reading and writing that affects 1 in 10 of us. It causes misery to many school children and it can lead to greater problems later in life. For example, 50 percent of prisoners are thought to be dyslexic. At the same time, however, there are many successful people with dyslexia and businesses like Google, NASA and the British security agency GSHQ see the benefit in a neuro diverse work force. In Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip airing on July 29, 2019 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV Richard and Arthur seek to find an answer to this conundrum and in doing so interview academics, scientists and designers.