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Careers: New code should help dyslexic staff

Companies which employ dyslexic staff are to be given additional support later this year.

A new code of practice will be launched by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) in September, giving employers advice on supporting workers with dyslexia. The code will also offer guidance on policies and procedures relating to the Disability Discrimination Act.

The BDA made the move following an increase in the number of calls to their helpline from employers and dyslexic employees about workplace issues.

A spokesman at the group said: “We have seen an increase in the number of enquiries relating specifically to discrimination issues.

“Dyslexia affects around 10% of the UK population, and 4% of them severely.”

For information, including an employer’s guide to dyslexia, details on awareness training and frequently asked questions, visit www.bdadyslexia.org.uk.

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