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Museum Hour: Dyslexia

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These are responses and further information to the questions given on MuseumHour on Monday 7 October 2019. Neurodivergent people are innovative and creative thinkers. What can we do to inspire these creative minds to work in the Heritage Sector? There are articles about how creativity and innovation come from the edge of business. This is […]

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Dyslexia Adult Network News: No 7 Spring 2018

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Website www.dan-uk.co.uk                      Twitter @DyslexiaAdult Email via website www.dan.co.uk OR join our jiscmail list www.jiscmail.ac.uk/dyslexia-adult-network-dan THIS 7th EDITION OF NETWORK NEWS COVERS Message from the Chair Report on the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on Recruitment DYSPLA film festival showcases ND Access to Work training & Disability Confident update NEWS from our member organisations All Party […]

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Report Launch: Neurodiverse voices: Opening Doors to Employment – WACReport

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This is a groundbreaking report by the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission.  We are proud to be associated and quoted with this important report for all sectors but particularly for us the Heritage, Arts and Cultural Sector.  It is also very timely with the recent release of which is timely to the ‘Making A Shift Report: Disabled people […]

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Captioning your films and videos: Stagetext

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Captions are a great resources that can benefit everyone. Remember not to use autogenerated captions, but create your own which are easy to do. How to subtitle your own content is just here http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital/training-in-how-to-subtitle-your-own-content Stagetext also offer training for staff in how to subtitle content, further information is via this link: http://www.stagetext.org/about-stagetext/digital

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Consultation Opportunity (Questionnaire) Dyslexia and the Impact of Managerial Practices Research

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Hello, I’m trying to determine whether or not there is a relationship between managerial practices, and the impact on people with dyslexia regarding employment stability. The study involves the completion of a short questionnaire which is available online and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. Please click on the web link below to take […]

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NEWS: Reimagining the neurodiverse performance space – participants required

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Culture Coventry are looking for participants in the following project: Summary Neuroaesthetics explores the synergy between the needs and interests of neurodiverse audiences, with the fascinations and performance modes utilised by live artists. Working in collaboration with young people who are largely non-verbal, with severe needs, the artists will be challenged to find meaningful points […]

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Neurodiversity: Dyslexia – Resources for families and adults

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Neurodiversity: Dyslexia Dyslexia is part of the neurodiversity spectrum which includes dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and tourettes. (Source: DANDA) Up to 10% of the population are known to have dyslexic traits, however as knowledge and awareness increases more people, particularly adults are discovering that they are dyslexic.  This is something that […]

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What is the Dyslexia Adult Network?

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Introducing ourselves The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a coalition of organisations and specialists working at a national level with adults with dyslexia. We also cover Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and Dyscalculia – sometimes known as neurodivergent (ND). The issues that cause the most difficulty to this population relate to employment in its many […]

Event: From Individual to Infrastructure: Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia

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Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia is a conference by the British Dyslexia Association with Dyslexia STEM, kindly hosted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Friday, 28 April 2017 in Watford. This conference will explore how individuals can acquire the characteristics that successful individuals with dyslexia or related conditions, share. It will also look at how networks […]

Research into Issues for Adults with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties ~ Margaret Malpas

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Over the last 12 months, I have been conducting some pilot research to identify issues and experiences of adults with dyslexia or related specific learning difficulties (SpLD).  The aim was to use the pilot to discover which characteristics were helpful to adults with dyslexia and other SpLD. I anticipated that topics which were very relevant […]

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Accessible Text Standards UK

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Guidelines issued by Government (2014) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-communication/accessible-communication-formats UK Association for Accessible Formats (2012) https://www.ukaaf.org/large-print/ Ability Net Guidelines https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/quality/documents/StandardofAccessibility.pdf RNIB Clear Print Guidelines http://www.psncorp.com/Downloads/RNIB_Clear_Print_Guidelines.pdf British Dyslexia Association Style Guide for people with neurodiversity (particularly dyslexia) https://cdn.bdadyslexia.org.uk/documents/Advice/style-guide/Dyslexia_Style_Guide_2018-final-1.pdf?mtime=20190409173949

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission into recruitment practice for dyslexic and neurodivergent people wants to hear from you.

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Briefing Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP with Lord Addington as adviser, this Commission will investigate work related recruitment and build on existing research such as the recent ACAS report ‘Neurodiversity at Work’. The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. As dyslexic people, and those who are […]

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DAN Network News – No. 3 Autumn 2016

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Here is the latest Network News from the Dyslexic Adult Network :  DAN Network News – Autumn 2016 The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) has been founded to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and related conditions on adults. The network are made up of representatives of the major dyslexia charities and of specialists, including […]

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Access to Work: What You Can Do

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If you have a disability (dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions are included), you can apply for funding for equipment and coaching.  This is called Access to Work and it is funded by Central Government. Have a look at this animation to find out more about Access to Work, how to apply and what you can […]

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BBC Cape Project for neurodiverse talent in the workplace

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DCN was both thrilled and honoured to be invited to hear more about CAPE (Creating A Positive Environment) Project entitled ‘Joining the Dots’ to attract and retain neurodiverse talent in the workplace at the BBC. Neurodiversity is a spectrum of dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) and tourettes[1] . As these […]

Definition of Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling.
Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.
Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.

An Employer’s Guide to Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD ~ Dr Sylvia Moody, Practitioner Psychologist

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Please note:  The term specific performance difficulties is the general term used in a workplace context to denote dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.  Dyslexia Dyslexia is often regarded simply as a difficulty with reading and writing, but in fact these literacy difficulties are ‘surface symptoms’ of weaknesses in more fundamental cognitive abilities, i.e. short-term memory, visual […]