And what is language?.. How do we define that something has been "read"? Reciting? Quoting? Extracting information? What information, how much, who says it was extracted correctly? Do you see what I see? Some people skim through pages and reconstruct them in their own way. We could say they (re)"write" the books they read, as much as they read them. Other people can repeat word for word, and still don't understand it, at all. Where is the meaning, how is it communicated between us, how are we sure we are even having a contact with another person / author. Maybe it's all in our own heads? What about "dyslexics"? It is suspected that many great scientists, and even some writers, have been "dyslexic", i.e. they couldn't read very well or very fast the writings of other people (this is claimed even for A.Einstein). Who is to say then, what is "disability" and what isn't. If the language or some of its representations do not fit many people's abilities, maybe there should be efficient alternatives? Are visual thinkers "smarter" than audio thinkers? Probably not. Is language a sort of cult / dogma? Is there a way to make it more accessible to more people? There are now audiobooks, video lectures, presentations, movies, plays, interactive games. Are some of these mediums of learning necessarily more valuable than others? Some animal studies of primates show that in their language acquisition they also differentiate in skills, some are more talkative learners, others are more reserved learners etc.