UK Dyslexia Adult Network Spring Newsletter

9 May 2018
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Seventh Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) Newsletter now available

The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) was created to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and neurodiversity on adults.

It is made up of representatives of the major dyslexia charities including Dyslexia Scotland as well as specialists and adults with dyslexia.

Click here (pdf version) or here (word version) for the Spring 2018 newsletter and here for the Westminster Accessibility Commission report.

Some background on the Dyslexia Adult Network for new readers

The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a coalition of representatives from the major UK charities dealing with dyslexia, dyspraxia and neurodivergence (ND) in adults, together with nationally recognised specialists. Our efforts are mainly focused on the following areas:

1. Employment issues: we aim to effect change through working with senior civil servants in various branches of the Department for Work and Pensions. (Unfortunately we lost our link with the Minister for Disabled People when the post-holder changed.) Recruitment has been highlighted as a major area of concern by the work of the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on Recruitment and Dyslexia/ND, on which we sit. Our report was launched in January.

2. Presenting a positive image of dyslexia/ND and of the need to release this potential

3. Widening our scope and influence by building alliances across the disability sector, feeding All Party Parliamentary Groups, responding to consultations and highlighting issues that affect our population.

4. Trying to monitor areas where people with dyslexia/ND are liable to be digitally excluded and pushing for accessible means of communication – this includes surveys, which do not always support assistive technology.

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