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…

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…

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…

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…

The president of the EU parliament supports cause for dyslexia inclusion

By EDA-admin

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…

Systematic Review Of Tests And Interventions On Dyslexia

By EDA-admin

There are tons of different methods to diagnose and test for dyslexia out there. The clinical practice varies widely, and identifying the screening methods, diagnostic processes and support measures for which scientific evidence has been established is a challenging task. Therefore the Swedish government has commissioned the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) to…

Proposals To The French Education System

By EDA-admin

The Editorial of the Bulletin 82 – December 2014 – published by the french association APEDA France, Associations de Parents d’Enfants et d’Adultes en Difficulté d’Apprentissage du langage écrit et oral (dyslexie, dysorthographie, dyscalculie) Association Loi 1901, (French Association of Parents of Children with learning disabilities in written and oral language) presents the proposals made by…

Dyslexia And Employment, What Does European Law Say?

By EDA-admin

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…