Part of the lack of awareness around dyslexia's special education is that it is a relatively new area of focus in many educational systems. Dyslexia was not widely recognized as a learning difference until the 20th century, and even today, many schools and educators are not fully equipped to identify and support dyslexic students.

Dean Bragonier is a dyslexic entrepreneur, advocate, and the founder of NoticeAbility Inc. He discovered he had dyslexia at age ten after years of struggling in school. With difficulty in reading, writing, and spelling, he often felt frustrated and misunderstood. After working for several years in the music industry, Bragonier focused on dyslexia advocacy. In 2015, he founded NoticeAbility to address the critical need for dyslexic students to access tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. Through his work with NoticeAbility, he is making a difference in the lives of countless students and families impacted by dyslexia.

If you or someone you know is dyslexic, consider contacting organizations like NoticeAbility for tools and support to help dyslexic students succeed in school and beyond.

Highlights and Resources:

  • About Dean Bragonier
  • His Dyslexia story
  • About his child with dyslexia and some of the amazing work that noticeability is doing. 
  • Summarization of his findings in the various African countries based on his Magellan tour
  • Advice he can give to a parent with dyslexic child

About Dean Bragonier

Dean Bragonier is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem.

Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia and after struggling through the traditional secondary education system, Dean became a diligent and successful college student who developed a true love of learning at Bates College. Upon graduation, Dean embraced his entrepreneurial instincts and acquired a small seasonal restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard Island that he transformed into a successful full-scale enterprise. It was through this endeavor that he was able to contextualize his years of laborious academic learning and discover the true gifts of his own dyslexic mind.

As a social entrepreneur, Dean has founded his own nonprofit organizations and served as board member and advisor to a number of others. NoticeAbility is the culmination of Dean’s passion for education and his conviction that the advantages of dyslexia far outweigh its associated challenges.

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