Today marks the start of Dyslexia Awareness Week (Monday 1st – Sunday 7th October), which aims to get people thinking and talking about dyslexia.
It’s an incredibly important conversation to have because around nine million people in the UK (15% of the population) have dyslexia.
So around 15% of your customers and staff are likely to have dyslexia and many of them face problems communicating in everyday situations.
This means it’s the perfect time to think about accessibility and how you use assistive technology to support your customers and staff.
Technology changes everything
This year Dyslexia Awareness Week focusses on the twenty-first century technology that can assist people at school and in the workplace, such as Recite Me’s web accessibility software.
This is something we will explore at a roundtable event we are running in London on Wednesday in partnership with Guidant Group and the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative to mark Dyslexia Awareness Week.
Ross Linnett our founder and CEO will talk about how recruitment websites need to support people with Dyslexia and we’ll hear from Claire Jones, ClearTalents on the technology solutions they provide for candidates with dyslexia.
Our event is a great opportunity to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Week and find out more about the inclusive technology solutions that are available for recruiters.
There’s also a load of other events and activities designed to grow peoples’ understanding of dyslexia and help to bring about positive change.
Go Green for Dyslexia
To start the week schools and organisations including Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol, and Cardiff Bay Barrage, will be lighting up green for Go Green for Dyslexia.
Whilst there will be free webinars running during evening’s this week including one entitled Realising Potential Through Enabling Technologies, which will explore why technology can help children and adults with dyslexia through enabling independence.
100’s of organisations already use Recite Me to make their websites accessible to people with dyslexia – call 0191 4328092 to find out more or book your free demo now.