Medical degree with dyslexia
It is crystal clear that now when I have TorTalk, I will achieve far more.
My name is Josefin and recently completed my medical degree program in Sweden. I have been using TorTalk daily for 4.5 years. Due to my dyslexia, I have about 35% reading speed compared to the average reader. When I use TorTalk I can reach a normal reading speed, which opens up so many possibilities for me and allows me to better access my education.
I have previously made life decisions based on my reading speed, and my self-confidence regarding school assignments has been low. TorTalk gives me a sense of control, reduces my stress, and increases my self-confidence. Everything I read, I read with TorTalk. I read course literature, treatment recommendations, study guides, e-mails, text messages, and community information, including everything I write myself. Almost all course literature is now available digitally (e-books and internet based teaching materials), and therefore, with TorTalk my reading speed is no longer an obstacle.
Without exaggeration, I can see that the program has had a positive effect on many aspects of my life. Being able to read effectively affects everything from studies, jobs, finances, the ability to communicate in close relationships, the ability to write and express myself, and it even affects my own health. Now that I have been given the opportunity to become a more literate person, I not only gain a richer life, but I also have more time and capacity to help others and use my potential.
I will probably make a lot of mistakes in life, but hopefully I’ll do even more good. Even so, it is crystal clear that now when I have TorTalk, I will achieve far more.