I also spent the better part of a decade teaching the disabled, and I mean all types of disabilities. All that anyone sees of you online, in a forum like this, is your writing. That’s all they have to judge who you are and how intelligent you are. From your writing, they will decide whether you know what you’re talking about or if you’re just a kid trying to sound big or a blowhard.
I go out of my way to make sure all my posts are legible and articulate. In other words, I take the extra effort to overcome my handicap and to make it a non issue so people don’t judge me on it. I do not use it as an excuse.
In this case, you have used it as an excuse. Nobody was making fun of you, nobody was deriding you. My point was that you weren’t taking the time or effort to make your post readable. If I can do it, so can you.
If you don’t care enough to take the effort to make your words and thoughts readable for others, then why should they care enough about your words to make effort to read them?
Your handicap is your attitude and that you’re willing to use a handicap as an excuse — then say if someone calls you on it, they’re making fun of you.