We believe in a world where knowledge is power. Where anyone in the world who has a desire to learn, deserves the opportunity. Education represents a chance at a better life and better opportunities. We want to empower anyone in the world with the tools and resources to discover their learning abilities, and the joy that comes with lifelong learning.
Myth of the "Normal Brain"
"There is no such standard for the human brain. Search as you might, there is no brain that has been pickled in a jar in the basement of the Smithsonian Museum or the National Institute of Health or elsewhere in the world that represents the standard to which all other human brains must be compared.
-Thomas Armstrong, PhD
Why is it important?
Source: World Health Organization https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/assistive-technology
Education and literacy
Source Global Partnership for Educational Data https://www.globalpartnership.org/data-and-results/education-data
To help illustrate what problem I’m hoping to solve, I would like to share with you a story from my perspective as a student who was diagnosed with a learning disability.
I was diagnosed with ADHD while attending my third year in college so I turned to technology to look for answers. This is when I discovered some audio recordings of the course lectures that I was able to listen to instead of reviewing my unorganized notes.
That was a day I will never forget. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoyed learning. Not only did I enjoy it, I found that I was able to listen to these lectures at sometimes 4x the regular speed. I compare it to being Neo in the Matrix, when he enters the training simulation with Morpheus by plugging that thing into his neck and then he magically learns KungFu. Suddenly my "learning disability" turned into a learning ability. I couldn’t get enough. I began to search the internet for audio and video that I could control the rate of play, and finally learned how to learn.
Learning to learn might sound strange to some people but this was a game changer for me. It opened the doors to a successful technical career, professional experience, and relationships that I don’t believe would have been possible for me otherwise.
I believe that I am just one person out of millions across the world who was lucky enough to have access to the technology and resources that empowered me to change my life for the better.
I want to empower anyone in the world with the tools and resources to discover their learning abilities and the joy that comes with lifelong learning.
Read4Me.io | Founder