Dyslexia Awareness Week Scotland
1 – 7 November 2023
Taking the temperature – life in Scotland for children, young people and adults with dyslexia.
Will you join us on the next stage of our journey towards a dyslexia-friendly Scotland?
During Dyslexia Awareness Week this year we will be launching a special survey, the first of its kind in Scotland, to ‘take the temperature’ of what life is like for people with dyslexia in Scotland. The survey, designed in partnership with the University of Glasgow, will look at different critical areas of life such as identification, support and mental well-being. This is key part of Dyslexia Scotland’s strategic plan 2022 – 2025 towards a dyslexia-friendly Scotland.
As well as a range of events, both online and face to face, we will also be distributing Ellie’s Blue Dyslexia Ribbon free to use in schools, workplaces and beyond.
Become an official supporter all year round – join Dyslexia Scotland as a member.
Take part in our research
With help from the University of Glasgow, we are undertaking Scotland’s biggest ever survey of dyslexic adults in Scotland. This important research will ‘take the temperature’ of the dyslexic community and help us to make Scotland a more dyslexia-friendly country. We need you yo get involved.
Events – join us online and in person
Order Ellie’s Blue Dyslexia Ribbon
Since 2012, people across Scotland have been showing their support for Dyslexia Awareness Week by wearing the ribbon in schools, workplaces and in the community during Dyslexia Awareness Week. Ribbons are free but we welcome donations at any time via our website. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to donate.)
Ribbon orders received by 22 September will be sent out on 25 September.
After that, orders received by 20 October will be sent out on 23 October.
Orders may be accepted after 23 October but we cannot guarantee a delivery date.
For more information email [email protected]
Show your support for Dyslexia Awareness Week and donate to Dyslexia Scotland:
To donate £5, text DSCO2 to 70970
To donate £10, text DSCO2 to 70191
Help spread awareness with social media.
Use the hashtag #DAWScot23 and tag Dyslexia Scotland on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).
Post using these ready-made images or share photos of what you are doing.
Please note that the dates of Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland are different from the rest of the UK due to school holidays.