8 ways to support employees with dyslexia

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It has never been more important for companies to strengthen their commitment to inclusion.
 
While many companies are making an effort to hire employees from all races, backgrounds, and walks of life, it is equally as important to hire neurodiverse talent as well. For those who are unfamiliar, neurodiversity is a concept where disabilities such as dyslexia are viewed simply as any other human variation as opposed to a deficiency. 

With that said, some individuals with a neurodiverse condition may require additional tools and support. It’s important that you’re equipped to overcome any barriers they may experience.  This is why we have interviewed seven business leaders and asked them what is one way that employers can better support employees with dyslexia. Keep reading to learn easy ways you can help your company to be more inclusive and welcoming to those with neurodifferences!

 

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Dyslexia, the workplace and me

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In today’s episode of Texthelp Talks we chat with Colin Moloney, Governance Manager in the UK Civil Service, about his experiences of Dyslexia in the workplace.

Colin will chat about some of the challenges he has faced throughout his career as well as some of the strengths he brings to his job as a result of his neurodiversity. We will also discuss the ways in which technology has supported Colin and some tips for creating a more inclusive workplace for all. 
 

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Why we 'Go Red for Dyslexia'

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and this year, we are excited to be a part of the global community that is Going Red for Dyslexia. Dyslexia impacts 10% of the global population, or as many as 43.5 million Americans and 11.5 million British people. As the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling difficulties, we are dedicated to providing dyslexic individuals with the tools they need to break down barriers and unlock their full potential. 

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7 ways to support neurodiverse employees working from home

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A time of uncertainty is overwhelming for anyone, but for neurodiverse employees unexpected changes can cause additional challenges. 

As we see an increase in remote working, we’re seeing our colleagues cocooned in the safety of their homes. We’re thankful to our employers for their safeguarding efforts, and feel lucky to have the ability to work from home - we’ve been given that protective barrier that many employees around the world are seeking. But in the midst of it all, it’s important to remember that there are some struggling with this temporary form of reality.

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Texthelp at SHRM 2019: Where to Find Us and Recommended Sessions

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With SHRM 2019 just around the corner, we’re expecting that the conference will be the biggest and best yet, offering attendees a mixture of professional development, insights, strategies and resources to create better workplaces for everyone.

In anticipation of the conference, which takes place June 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we’ve put together this handy guide covering our own activities and logistics, as well as some unmissable sessions to check out during your time at SHRM. Viva las Vegas!

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