The upcoming week is the Dyslexia Awareness Week. The European Dyslexia Association would like all member organisations and people around Europe to help spread the word. Use the hashtag #EDAdyslexiaweek in your social media and let the world know about your events this week.
Between September 22nd and 24th 2016 the University of Modena and Reggio Emiglia welcomed us to sunny Modena for a well visited conference.
The conference kicked off with a welcoming reception at the fascinating museum of Enseo Ferrari. We were treated with some nice food and drinks and got to enjoy both the company of friends from all over the world and the wonderful designed Ferraris on display.
Thursday through Saturday was all about conferencing with lots of informal meetings in the hallways of the University.
Expect more information in a couple of days, together with some more photos from the event. In the mean time, here are some quick photos to enjoy.
Today, on April 15, we opened up the registration for the 5th All European Dyslexia Conference.
Welcome to join us in Modena, Italy September 21-24. Early bird discount is available until June 1st, but hurry up: the first 150 registrants are welcome to join us for a welcome reception at the Ferrari Museum! An event you don't want to miss out on (even if you're driving a Toyota like me)
We have all been shocked by the terrible news about the Earthquake in central parts of Italy. Our thoughts goes out to those affected by this tragedy.
If you wonder about the upcoming conference in Modena we can assure you that nothing has changed. The city of Modena (and the entire region) is far away (4-5 hours by car) from the earthquake area and has not been affected. The Italian organisers has also assured us that the University itself is earthquake proof certified with modern buildings.
The European Dyslexia Association board was gracefully invited to attend the British Dyslexia Associations international Conference in Oxford between March 10–12, 2016. Our Chairman, Michael Kalmár took part in the opening ceremony with a speech addressing the collaboration between our two organisations. He also spoke about the fact that only 14 countries so far has ratified the Marrakesh Treaty, which enables blind, visually impaired and dyslexic persons and their organisations to produce, to use and to transfer accessible formats like daisy-readers, e-books and large print without any copyright restrictions.You can read Michaels speech as a whole further down.