Emery is a sixth grade student from Garland, Texas. At the age of seven, Emery was diagnosed with dyslexia and thought she would never learn how to read. Emery would get frustrated because she could not understand the words she was reading on a page or read like her peers.
With the support of her family and dyslexia resources like Bookshare, Emery’s reading and school experience improved. Using specialized audiobooks from Bookshare, she learned how to track sentences and decode words. She discovered that there was more to reading beyond word for word and experienced what it was like to read like everyone else.
In this touching video, hear from Emery as she takes us through her reading journey, as well as insights and advice from her parents, Brandy and Mac.
We encourage you to share Emery’s story with others. If you or someone you know has dyslexia, or struggles with reading due to reading barriers like a learning disability, blindness, vision loss, or cerebral palsy, learn how Bookshare ebooks can make reading easier.
The Bookshare team thanks Emery and the Lower family for sharing their story.
Bookshare is an ebook library for people with reading barriers and is FREE for U.S. schools and students with qualifying disabilities.