Laura  Parker 

Laura Parker is a content designer working with public services, charities and sustainable businesses doing social good. 

 

She has dyslexia and dyscalculia, and with support from fantastic colleagues and friends, she is campaigning for better service design for people who struggle with numbers. 

Presenting numbers clearly for people with dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a specific and persistent difficulty in understanding numbers.

It makes it hard for someone to read, understand and work with numbers. It impacts the ability to handle money, manage time, understand percentages, and remember phone numbers, PINs or game scores.

About 1 in 20 people have dyscalculia in the UK.

Laura’s talk on presenting numbers clearly for people with dyscalculia covers:

  • living with dyscalculia
  • how some design patterns get in the way 
  • presenting numbers clearly 
  • improving services for people who struggle with numbers