Dyslexia Awareness Week

By Rosie Bissett

Dyslexia Awareness Week will take place across Europe, and the world, from October 4 to 10 this year. Friday October 8 will be European Dyslexia Day. Please join EDA and our 40 member organisations (local and national dyslexia associations across Europe) as we come together to build awareness and understanding of dyslexia. Learn more about…

Reading Disability and Document Access (RDDA) reports published

By Rosie Bissett

The Publications Office of the European Union has published the reports of the Reading Disability and Document Access (RDDA) project. The RDDA project aims to make the documents/publications and websites of the Commission and EU institutions more accessible for people with reading disabilities.  The EDA welcomes the publications of these reports, following our participation in…

Report of the EDA Member Survey 2020-2021

By EDA-admin

The European Dyslexia Association (EDA) has published a report on our survey of member organisations. The EDA has 41 member organisations in 25 European countries. The EDA Board decided to conduct a member survey in late 2020 to get a current picture of our member organisations, their interests and priorities to identify common development goals…

Online Dyslexia Course available

By EDA-admin

We have now opened up the Dyslexia and Literacy International online course “Basics for teachers – Dyslexia: How to identify it and What to do“. The course content is still under review but feel free to check it out.

Disability: A 2030 strategy for the European Union

By Vincent Lochmann

The European Commission has published a new strategy for the rights of persons with disabilities for the next 10 years. Aiming at improving the living conditions of 100 million European citizens with disabilities, this strategy constitutes a roadmap for the Union and the Member States by 2030. The 2021-2030 strategy aims to ensure the full…

Vrailexia Project

By EDA-admin

At EDA we are always keen to share information on new projects and research on dyslexia. Two of our member organisations are involved in the new VRAILEXIA project.   VRAILEXIA – Partnering Outside the Box: Digital and Artificial Intelligence Integrated Tools to Support Higher Education Students with Dyslexia is an Erasmus+ KA2 project (2020-1-IT02-KA203-080006). The…

Dyslexia@Work Project

By EDA-admin

Dyslexia@Work is an Erasmus+ KA2 project (no. 2019-1-IT01-KA202-007433) which aims to increase access to employment for people with dyslexia. In particular, the aim is to implement a series of actions to improve the skills and professional development of the professional figures in charge (guidance consultants, specialists in the management and training of human resources in…

President of the European Parliament delivered a message to EDA members

By EDA-admin

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

By EDA-admin

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)

By EDA-admin

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…