A new book published by the British Dyslexia Association aims to shed light on this ‘learning difference’ and helps managers & employers on their road to supporting dyslexic employees. As dyslexia affects between 10 and 15% of the population every workplace will doubtless have dyslexic employees.
Dyslexia does not discriminate. It affects people of all ‘abilities’ – and there are countless literate dyslexics across all professions; lawyers, teachers, engineers, police, nurses …….this learning difference is everywhere.
In my experience very few employers understand the obligations placed on them by the Disability Discrimination Act (now replaced by the Equality Act) and that aside I think most people would agree – getting the best out of all employees makes good business sense.
This latest publication on the subject is commended by Dr Sylvia Moody a professional much respected in this field and I believe is a ‘must read’ for managers.
Janette Beetham – Workplace Dyslexia Consultant, Senior Workplace Associate -BDA