This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week, which means there are a whole host of different activities and events taking place. The theme this year is 21st century Dyslexia with an overeaching focus on the ‘enabling technologies’.
While this week is one of the biggest weeks of the calendar year for dyslexia awareness, the work goes on here at Tandem all year to help those with the condition.
While things have certainly improved when it comes to spotting dyslexia in people (particularly school children) there is still much to do to help battle against the stigma associated with the condition. It is not all about poor spelling and reading as often assumed.
However, if dyslexia can be spotted then there is plenty that can be done to alleviate its effects – particularly through the use of Assistive Technology. Again, this is an area where there have been huge improvements over recent years, meaning that with the right help those with dyslexia can be supported whether studying or at work.
However, Assistive Technology is no good unless you receive the correct training in how to use it – which is something that we can provide at Tandem.
With the right support, training and relevant technology to help there is no need to feel that your disability is holding you back and you can then use your skills to great effect either at work or in college or university.
So, here’s wishing you all a great week and hope that you can use it as inspiration to push forward, find out how you can be supported, and make a difference in your daily life.