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Access to Work

An Access to Work grant is available for people with disabilities, recognised under the Equality Act 2010, such as dyslexia. This grant is for practical support to help them do their job and may cover things such as specialist equipment, tuition or a communicator at interview. The Employer's guide to Access to work contains some good information.  

Business Disability Forum

The Business Disability Forum provides members with pragmatic support by sharing expertise, advice and providing training and networking opportunities. The forum promotes best practice and works with organisations to set and influence policy so that it benefits both organisations and disabled people.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is the law which bans unfair treatment and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace and in wider society. Compliance with the Equality Act 2010 places responsibility on employers to enable access to premises and services by all staff and customers. Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled staff. These adjustments are anticipatory in nature and not only applicable when a disabled person has requested them. Dyslexia Action can help employers meet the needs of the Act by offering specialist services to workers and their organisations. In particular we can help improve workplaces for dyslexic staff and help maximise output at work.

 

 

Did you know?

With one in 10 of the population estimated to have dyslexia, more than 6.3 million people in the UK are potentially affected by dyslexia.

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