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Dyslexia awareness event

Event raises awareness of dyslexia in the 21st century

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An event is being held on Tuesday, 2 October which aims to bring together information and support available for people of all ages with dyslexia.

The focus is on ‘21st Century Dyslexia’ in support of national Dyslexia Awareness Week (1 – 7 October). 

The free event will include a talk on ‘assistive technology’ by Arran Smith, Microsoft’s UK SEND & Dyslexia Consultant and Chairman of the Leicestershire Dyslexia Association.

Anyone who might benefit from help with dyslexia or wants to feel more informed, will have the chance to chat to local service providers and there will be a range of stands available showcasing both dyslexia and SEND (special educational needs) support.

The event is being held from 4 – 7pm at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire.  The talk by Arran Smith will take place at 4.30pm.



We are delighted to be holding this event and raising awareness of dyslexia and the help available. 

"It is important that we continue to embrace and adopt new technology that will improve opportunities for everyone with dyslexia, both now and in the future.”


Free places are available by registering here

Anyone interested in finding out more about the event can contact Alison Barnes, SEND Local Offer co-ordinator

The event is being held as part of national Dyslexia Awareness Week (1 – 7 October)

Further information about SEND Local Offer and events can be found here and on Facebook 

Video from the Dyslexia Awareness Event

Arran Smith (Chair of Leicestershire Dyslexia Association and Microsoft’s UK SEND & Dyslexia Consultant) addresses families at Dyslexia Awareness evening in October 2018; watch as he speaks of his experience and the advances in ‘assistive technology’.



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