Going Red for Dyslexia Awareness Week
It’s that time again. We’re going ‘Red’ again for Dyslexia Awareness Week and Dyslexia Awareness Month. Go Red is part of the ‘Succeed With Dyslexia’ movement to celebrate dyslexia, worldwide.
Did you know 10% of the global population has dyslexia? We’re on a mission to raise awareness and use our influence within the DSA industry to enhance student journeys.
This dyslexia awareness week the theme is ‘Invisible Dyslexia’. Many students feel like their struggles are unseen as dyslexia itself isn’t visible. Students often feel unsupported, and invisible.
This year even more so as many students have missed the in-person support they would normally receive with the shift to remote and hybrid learning. We’ve been promoting inclusive, student-centered learning and the benefits of training sessions with our dedicated team of trainers.
Here our some of our top tips for students struggling with dyslexia:
1. Share your story
Help others by sharing your story as part of the British Dyslexia Association’s ‘visibility challenge’. Share your top tips on navigating Higher Education as a student with dyslexia or arrange an invisible dyslexia event on your campus. Click here to download their PowerPoint presentation that you can share with your peers!
2. Make the most of your assistive technology and training
The wide range of assistive technology available can seem overwhelming at first. That’s where training sessions come in. Dedicated trainers will guide you through the software and recommend the most applicable assistive technology for your needs.
Last month we chatted with our lead trainers Ross and Thomas about learning difficulties and disabilities and the types of the software that they recommended. Check out what they suggest for students with dyslexia!
Our trainers have also learnt some great lessons from student feedback that has been used to further support students. Check out our last article ‘DSA feedback and what we have learnt’ here.
3. Ask questions
The disability services team within universities, assessors and AT trainers are all here to help. Ask questions. There may be another student feeling exactly the same as you and your questions can be used to create helpful information for future.
4. Embrace dyslexia
We’re hearing more and more that dyslexia is a superpower. Embrace yours! Remember that just because something may take you longer to do, doesn’t mean you can’t do it well. In some cases, because it takes you longer, you remember it better.
Need further support?
Our aim is to make the DSA process as enjoyable as possible for students and give them the confidence to use their software effectively throughout their studies.
Send us a direct message for more information on any of the topics above!
Succeed with Dyslexia have also created a varied webinar series bringing together thought-provoking speakers on a variety of dyslexia topics; sign up for a webinar here!
If you are a student, industry professional or DSA business we would like you to get involved. We’re always looking for feedback and ‘Student Champions’ for Remtek Students to improve the student journey.
If you have advice or information that could be useful to students get in touch today. Contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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