So I have talked about my dyslexia before but today I saw an interesting post on Facebook;

Scrabled Letters Scrabled Letters

I had absolutely no problem reading this text at normal speed.  In fact it took till the 3 sentence for me to realize that their was anything weird about the text at all.  I was reading along thinking:

“Well of course I can read this why couldn’t I?  Is it that the text is red?  Is this a test for color blindness?  No that doesn’t make sense a little under half the population is not color blind.  Wait a minute was that “that” spell as “taht”.  Wait a minute their a couple of typos in this sentence.  OOOOHH!  All the letters are scrambled.   I didn’t notice that.  So wait a minute again you’re saying that 45% of the population can not read text like this?  Really?  So you are saying when these people see a misspelled words they are unable to understand that piece of text at all?  Man that has got to be so irritating.  How can they stand the internet?”

Now I was a little let down to find out that the data quoted in this article was a hoax.  There is no such Cambridge Study.  We have no idea if anyone is unable to read the text above or not.  It is a phenomena that has been noted but no studies have been done on it to find if their are different levels of skill at reading scrambled text.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typoglycemia

So the real question here is can anyone NOT read this?