The Mayo Clinic classifies dyslexia as a learning disorder that causes difficulty in reading and processing language.
Politicians and policy-makers are responding to estimates that one in five people may be born dyslexic. Under a 2018 state law, Georgia kindergartners will be screened.
But not everyone who lives with dyslexia thinks it's all negative.
"I don't think of it as a disability," said CNN anchor and correspondent Robyn Curnow. "In many ways, I think of it as an asset because it's good to look at something from a different perspective."
Curnow recently joined GPB's Rickey Bevington in the radio studio to share her experience building a life and journalism career while living with dyslexia.