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At work

Dyslexia is covered by the Equality Act 2010. This means that if you have dyslexia, your employer should recognise your difficulties and make reasonable adjustments based on your individual needs.

Dyslexia ranges from very mild to severe, and it will not always be considered as a disability.  

To find out if the effects of your difficulty are seen as substantial and likely to impact on your work performance’ an assessment will usually be required.

An employer may be willing to pay for an assessment and provide continuing support, but you should discuss this further with your employer and/or HR department. 

You could also approach your union representative for advice and support.

Did you know?

Assistive technologies help with everyday literacy and organisation tasks from reading or writing to planning or making calculations.