Dyslexia Awareness Week


We want to celebrate the diversity of the dyslexic community and the rich variety of lived experiences of dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness Week (2-8 October) is an event which aims to educate the public about dyslexia and promote understanding and support for individuals with this learning difference. Dyslexia, a neurological condition, affects an estimated 10% of the population worldwide. Despite its prevalence, many people still have limited knowledge about dyslexia and its impact on individuals’ lives. Dyslexia Awareness Week provides an opportunity to raise awareness, cover common myths surrounding dyslexia and promote better resources.

One of the main goals of Dyslexia Awareness Week is to challenge misconceptions about dyslexia. Dyslexia is a specific learning difference that affects how the brain processes language and has nothing to do with intelligence or effort. We know that each person with dyslexia experiences it in ways unique to them. Each will have their own struggles and strengths throughout life. By shedding light on these misconceptions, Dyslexia Awareness Week helps create a more inclusive society where individuals with dyslexia are understood and supported.

It serves as a platform to advocate for improved support systems for individuals with dyslexia. This includes advocating for assistive technologies such as text-to-speech software or audiobooks, which can help individuals with dyslexia access information more easily. It also involves calling for training programs that help teachers with the necessary tools and strategies to support students with dyslexia effectively.

This week plays a vital role in educating the public, dispelling myths and advocating for better support systems for individuals with dyslexia. By raising awareness about this common learning difference, we can foster a more inclusive society where individuals with dyslexia are understood, supported and given equal opportunities to succeed.

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 Sade Carrington – Burke
D&I Assistant

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For more information, please contact Helen in the DEI Team:
Helen Choudhury
Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Champion of Menopause
Mental Health First Aider
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