The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential. Mission: To •campaign and lobby for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people •provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact •set the standards for and accredit dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise •deliver innovative solutions which break new ground in the field of dyslexia •disseminate and share best practice regionally, nationally and internationally •promote research.
Ten percent (10%) of the British population are dyslexic; 4% severely so. Dyslexia is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010. Many of the dyslexic people across the UK, whether adults or children, are unable to fulfil their potential as a large percentage of the population still do not understand what dyslexia is, the difficulties which the condition presents and do not know how best to support them. Dyslexia is not an obvious difficulty; it is hidden. As a result, dyslexic people have to overcome numerous barriers to make a full contribution to society.
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) campaigns for a dyslexia friendly society where barriers to dyslexic people do not exist. The BDA works to ensure that ALL people with dyslexia fulfil their potential. To achieve this we need to create change, set standards and support and enable people. It is the voice of dyslexic people; it listens to their views, represents their agendas and presses for long lasting sustainable change.
The Helpline is completely free and confidential for all dyslexia related calls and emails. The Helpline is manned by a small number of staff and a team of trained volunteers. All information, advice and signposting is completely impartial enabling the caller to make important choices and decisions for themselves.
Contacting Helpline by Phone
To talk to Helpline staff, phone 0845 251 9002. Opening times: 10am - 4pm Mondays to Fridays. Closed Wednesday afternoons.
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