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The value of Dyslexia: latest research from EY

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The unique way dyslexic people view and interact with the world could help companies meet the challenges of business in the 21st century, according to a ground-breaking recent report by EY and the charity Made by Dyslexia.

Cognitive flexibility, creativity, visualisation and complex problem solving – all recognised as significant strengths of dyslexic individuals – will become increasingly valuable as all sectors of industry embrace new technology in what is often termed the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

With more than 6.6 million people in the UK – just over one in ten – thought to have dyslexia, the potential is vast. However, the report found that businesses have a lot more to do to maximise the potential of dyslexic individuals in the workforce.

Developed with the support of charity Made By Dyslexia, the Value of Dyslexia report is the first research project of its kind and was carried out solely by a team of dyslexic individuals at EY.

The report also makes recommendations for businesses to get the most out of their dyslexic employees. This includes guidance on hiring, how to nurture employees and on shaping a workplace culture that actively encourages and supports dyslexics.

Steve Varley spoke at the first global summit on Dyslexia video following Matt Hancock MP, Secretary for State for Health and Social Care. Watch Steve from 55 minutes in.

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