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About dyslexia : 4. Dyslexia and the law

4. Dyslexia and the law

Dyslexia is recognised under the Equality Act (2010). This means that educational and workplace settings have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that those affected by dyslexia are not disadvantaged compared to their peers. 

Dyslexia is also recognised in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) which states:

  • (Ch6.30) Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation.
  • (Ch6.31) Specific learning difficulties (SpLD), affect one or more specific aspects of learning. This encompasses a range of conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

Did you know?

Dyslexia can make some things harder to learn. But, almost always, those barriers to learning can be overcome, especially with the right kind of help and support.