Finding us after our Kickstarter campaign has come to end? Not to worry! We are continuing to accept donations through our Fiscal Sponsor: Women Make Movies. Here's how to make a tax deductible donation:
Click here, and scroll down to the project "Dyslexia-ville." Enter your pledge amount in the payment box, and follow instructions to make a donation with your credit card.
You can send a check to:
Women Make Movies Attn: Fiscal Sponsorships
462 Broadway, Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
New York, NY 10013
You can make the check out to Women Make Movies, making sure it says Dyslexia-ville in the "For" line.
Send along your address as well if you'd ike WMM to send you an official receipt for your taxes.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Read below for information about Dyslexia-ville.
Click here for an audio recording of the below text.
WELCOME TO DYSLEXIA-VILLE.COM:
The comprehensive online network that will become the launching pad to success for the millions of dyslexics around the world.
I am Peggy Stern and I have dyslexia. I was fortunate enough to graduate from Harvard University and win an Academy Award. But, I am one of the lucky ones. My grandmother intervened early on, and found an incredible teacher who helped me overcome my frustration, fear, and self-doubt. It is from my own experience that I want to assist dyslexic children in achieving their goals.
I am appealing to you as a community, that we work together to launch Dyslexia-ville, making it the first website hub of its kind—and help foster a positive, creative, playful identity for dyslexic kids who deserve the chance to be happy and productive adults.
The two web series Shooting Stars and Word of Mouth will be the cornerstone of the D-ville site. Episodes will be designed to elicit dialogue and inspire children to interact with each other over their shared issues.
Watch a preview below of Aidan's story. Aidan was diagnosed with dyslexia in 2nd grade, which took a toll on her self esteem, and confidence as a learner. Thanks to Aidan's hard work, her parents support, and help from The Churchill School in New York City, her story can be seen as an inspiration for other kids who struggle with dyslexia.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND WHEN YOU VISIT D-VILLE:
A web destination that is:
· Bursting with the imaginative ideas generated by children with dyslexia
· Visually intuitive and full of fun
· Easy to navigate
· Chock full of resources – without being text heavy
· Equipped with audio aids for struggling readers
Here are some of the D-ville community hotspots that kids will be able to explore endlessly:
* The ARCADE – featuring a collection of the best interactive games designed specifically for children with dyslexia.
* The MOVIE THEATER – where you can tune into web episodes that follow the real stories of children and adults with dyslexia. This will include media made by young people and submitted to the site.
* The CAFÉ – our social network hub where kids can share experiences, triumphs and struggles by posting (via voice, video or writing) to their own personally-designed “D-ville House” (in D-ville we call it House Hopping.)
*The BLOG – where kids, parents and teachers share experiences, best practices, and other information about dyslexia in and out of the classroom.
We hope by now we’ve captured your curiosity about how D-ville looks and functions. Want to experience it for yourself? We will provide a link to the working demo for your donation of $75 or more.
CHECK OUT THE UPDATE TAB ABOVE TO READ MORE AND HEAR FROM PARENTS AND KIDS ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT DYSLEXIA-VILLE!
WHERE WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTION GO:
The money we raise from Kickstarter will help us create the visual media needed for the site.
Read about our our entire D-Ville team, from the ten-person Advisory Board (click here for bios),to expert media professionals and designers, who have a never-give-up commitment to this project.· $20,000 will be used to complete the post -production of our web-seriesWORD OF MOUTH. Over the past 4 years, we have collected footage that follows a number of dyslexics at different stages in their lives.
· $40,000 will fund our second D-ville web-series, SHOOTING STARS, 20 short interviews with accompanying animation, produced by the Academy Award winning team of Peggy Stern and John Canemaker.
*As a web destination designed specifically for kids, it is our priority to protect young users of the site, and we will follow all criteria for child safety highlighted in the Child Privacy Protection Act.
CHECK OUT OUR PRIZES:
Any of our prizes that are text heavy will also be available in audiobook form, or as an audio recording. Think about how cool your new audiobook will look with a D-ville book plate on top!
Click here for an audio recording of our prize list.
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