Dean Bragonier is the Founder and ‘Executive Dyslexic’ of NoticeAbility.org. He and his team have pioneered the development of teaching and learning techniques helping dyslexic students succeed in academics and life. Shaped by his own challenges with dyslexia, Dean became a successful college student after struggling through the traditional secondary education system. He soon discovered his true gifts as an entrepreneur opening a very successful restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard. NoticeAbility is the culmination of Dean’s passion for education and his conviction that the advantages of dyslexia far outweigh its associated challenges. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org.
Taylor Mali has been writing and performing poetry since 2000. His poems have been described as eminently clear, relatable, humorous and touching. He has performed or taught poetry in over 50 foreign countries and throughout the United States. He is a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching, having taught in one capacity or another since 1990. In that capacity he worked with students with varying learning disabilities, inspiring them to love learning and creativity. Formerly president of Poetry Slam, Inc., the non-profit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America, Taylor Mali makes his living entirely as a spoken-word and voiceover artist these days, traveling around the country performing and teaching workshops as well as doing occasional commercial voiceover work. He has written several books and has narrated several books on tape, including The Great Fire (for which he won the Golden Earphones Award for children’s narration). If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org.