Speaking Photo is looking to get the word out about dyslexia, so they’ve joined forces with the national non-profit Learning Ally to raise awareness about dyslexia.
Their new app, 1in5 Stories allows people to contribute personal stories by uploading photographs with sound.
Now, people with dyslexia, along with their families and friends, can share news and stories of encouragement, hope, and struggle with their community. The 1in5 Stories App lets users shoot a photo and record up to 30 seconds of their own voice right on their iPhone or iPad tablet. When recorded, it’s easy to share the story via email. The app is free and is available now to download via Explore1in5.org and on the iTunes App Store.
“Explore1in5.org was created for people with dyslexia, with input from people with dyslexia,” explains Learning Ally CEO Andrew Friedman. “With their help, we’ve developed a dynamic online destination where kids and parents can hear from each other and share their diverse stories, discover a wealth of resources and become part of a growing community of support. The new 1in5 Stories App is an ideal tool to help parents and kids see what others have gone through and what has helped them be successful.”
The 1in5 Stories App provides a fun way for students, adults and parents to get personally involved with the campaign.
The 1in5 Stories app is powered by SpeakingPhoto, an iOS 6.0 compatible mobile photo app that gives users the power to enhance and customize their pictures by instantly annotating photos with a voice-over.
SpeakingPhoto is easy to use. You take a photo rather than shooting video, and the emphasis is placed on the quality of a voice or sound. It’s an excellent way to archive in your own voice the memories, notes, and stories behind all of your life events. Basically, you tell your story through pictures.
“Images are such a compelling way to tell a story,” says Diana Iles Parker, Partner and CMO of SpeakingPhoto and Director of Marketing for The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, an award-winning HBO documentary directed by James Redford. “When you add your own voice, the image becomes a dynamic and powerful way to share your point of view. The 1in5 Stories App will help give a voice to those who want to share about their dyslexia or anything else that’s important to them.”
Back in April, Learning Ally launched the 1in5 Initiative – named for the one in five Americans who have dyslexia – combining a viral public service announcement with a community website to drive public awareness of dyslexia in this country.