The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 – has made life better for dyslexic individuals in the workplace. The philosophy underlying the DDA is that it should protect people who would generally be regarded as disabled as well as enables them to be ‘included’.
Dyslexia in Adulthood and Employment – can be less obvious as strategies may have been adopted to mask the difficulties with reading and spelling. However, the requirements of workplace specialism such as remembering information, processing information and multi-tasking may remain un-strategised.
Access to Work (ATW) – is a National Government Programme introduced to address problems arising from a person’s disability or condition. The programme offers practical help and advice tailored to suit the needs of a particular role.
The help provided – covers a vast range and can include:-
- Assistive technology
- Specific job-related training
- Support from a support work
- Individual and customised on the job training
Individual and customised on the job training – is a speciality that Midlands Assessment Centre can offer. A preliminary meeting with the employee and / or employer will identify the role requirements and areas for improvement. From this, a comprehensive, individual and measurable programme will be designed to address the employee’s needs. This programme can be delivered at the place of employment.
If you work in:
Contact this operational support unit
East of England
London – 020 8426 3110
Cardiff – 02920 423 291
North East England
Glasgow – 0141 950 5327