Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness about dyslexia; what it means and what can be done to support those who have dyslexia. Running from 7-13 October, this year focuses on schools and businesses empowering people with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an annual event aimed to further understanding of Dyslexia. It is a combined effort of ideas, publicity and events from many different organisations, associations, schools, work places and individuals.

More than one in ten people are dyslexic. Dyslexic strengths around understanding complex information, seeing the big picture and communicating with others means dyslexia creates great work at all levels, in all kinds of roles and across all industries. Yet, too often, we are failing to empower dyslexics to do their best work.

For Dyslexia Awareness Week 2019, the British Dyslexia Association is asking schools and workplaces to put aside half an hour to explore how to empower dyslexia in the organisation and maximise the value it brings.

This year, the British Dyslexia Association hope you will take a moment during a breakfast, lunch break, assembly or class to share thoughts and information about dyslexia and explore how dyslexia plays a role in their success.

Image courtesy of the British Dyslexia Association.