President of the European Parliament delivered a message to EDA members

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The President of the European Parliament delivered a message to the European Dyslexia Association and its members at the annual General Assembly. David Sassoli cautions member states about the lack of accessibility in the provision of distance learning and the increase of the numbers of early leavers. “The lack of accessibility is a new barrier…

European students with dyslexia need adapted digital tools more than ever

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As millions of students across Europe return to school, the European Dyslexia Association insists that the fundamental rules of digital accessibility need to be respected. After the period of lockdown, it was observed that some young people had dropped out of the school system because of their difficulties. In addition to the problem of learning…

EDA announces agreement with Dyslexia and Literacy International (D&LI)

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The European Dyslexia Association (EDA) announces an agreement to take over resources and materials, principally the free online courses in English and French, from Dyslexia and Literacy International (D&LI). Soon these courses will be available only from the EDA web site. Dyslexia and Literacy International had wanted for some time to transfer its resources to…

The president of the EU parliament supports cause for dyslexia inclusion

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Davide Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, receiving an EDA delegation in Brussels supported the cause for the inclusion of 40 million European citizens with dyslexia in the world of education and work. “It is a matter of individual rights,” said Sassoli, “in addition to an economic problem caused by the lack of full personal…

Ms Rosie Bissett Voted New President Of The EDA

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During the General Assembly of 2019, Rosie Bissett was elected chairperson succeeding Michael Kalmár who retired MEET OUR NEW PRESIDENT, ROSIE BISSETT, IRELAND After the General Assembly in Vaxjö (Sweden) on September 28th the new board of the European Dyslexia Association held its first meeting and elected Ms Rosie Bissett as chairperson. Ms Bissett has…

EDA Asks For An Inclusive Europe

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An open letter to the EU election candidates The European Dyslexia Association reminds all candidates to the European Parliament that millions of citizens are still excluded from school and employment in Europe as dyslexia and specific learning disorders are often poorly taken into account. FOR AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL IN EUROPE To achieve the European objectives…

Free Online Course On Dyslexia And Foreign Language Teaching

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Lancaster University announces a free online learning course on ‘Dyslexia and language teaching’ https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dyslexia/5 which runs from 14th of April – 12th of May 2019. This course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher…

Dyslexia And Disability – A Common Commitment In Europe

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Eda member of the board of Directors, Vincent Lochmann attended the Academy of European Law seminar in Trier in September 2018 about “Disability in Employment and beyond”. DYSLEXIA AND DISABILITY – A COMMON COMMITMENT IN EUROPE. Eda member of the board of Directors, Vincent Lochmann attended the Academy of European Law seminar in Trier in…

Dyslexia And Employment, What Does European Law Say?

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Eda member of the board of Directors, Vincent Lochmann attended the Academy of European Law seminar in Trier in September 2018 about “Disability in Employment and beyond”. How can European law be interpreted about Employment and Dyslexia? Some adults with dyslexia may face difficulties in the labour market.  Some may need reasonable accommodation in the…