Dyslexia Awareness Week: 3rd – 9th November 2014

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This year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week has a theme of ‘Dyslexia Matters’. Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population and the annual event aims to raise awareness of the condition and highlight some of the considerable achievements that individuals with dyslexia have made.

At Posturite, we can support organisations all year round with their reasonable adjustments. We believe that awareness and education are paramount. Posturite regularly run seminars on Reasonable Adjustments, with over 80 employers attending our event at the Museum of Cardiff three weeks ago and almost 50 employers registered for our event in Glasgow this week.

Importantly, employers need to understand that identifying and developing strategies for dyslexic staff is a legal obligation. If 10% of the population are dyslexic – how does that translate in your workplace? Have you provided managers with dyslexia awareness training? Have you ever screened employees for dyslexia? Do you have a strategy in place for dealing with reasonable adjustments to support dyslexic employees?

Posturite ran a well-received webinar on dyslexia earlier this year, Jan Rumball, one of Posturite’s Dyslexia Consultants, delivered an informative 25 minute talk focused on giving HR and H&S staff greater understanding and awareness of dyslexia within the workplace. Click here to listen again to the talk.

Posturite offer numerous services to support organisations in the management of dyslexia within the workplace including:

  • Dyslexia Diagnostics
  • Dyslexia Workplace Needs Assessments
  • Provision of Assistive Technology solutions to support dyslexic employees
  • Training on Assistive Technology
  • Dyslexia Coaching and Strategy sessions

You will find details on all of these services in the enablement section of our website.

If you want some expert advice on how Posturite can help your organisation fulfil your objectives and comply with your legal requirements please email or call us at [email protected] or 0345 345 0010.

To support Dyslexia Awareness Week and make dyslexia related services as accessible as possible, Posturite would like to offer organisations:

Free access to our Online Dyslexia Screener simply click here.