Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

This year Dyslexia Awareness Week will run from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October 2017.

World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on the Thursday of the first FULL week of October each year. This year it will be on Thursday 5th October 2017.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 (DAW 2016) was held on 3rd - 9th October 2016.

The theme: ‘Identification of dyslexia’

Getting assessed and actually knowing if you are, or might be, dyslexic is a huge issue at any stage of any individual’s personal dyslexic journey. Therefore, for 2016 we worked with the other major dyslexia charities namely Dyslexia Scotland, Helen Arkell, Xtrodinary People and Dyslexia Action to agree on the theme for this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week to be ‘Identification of dyslexia’.The theme in Scotland will be ‘Dyslexia: Did you know...’ and will run from  7 – 12 November 2016.

Given the fact that dyslexia is a hidden disability and the most common learning difficulty we plan to deliver a powerful message that will prompt people to think and consider if they themselves or those close to them could be dyslexic.

A positive catalyst for change: Knowing if you are or might be dyslexic can be the catalyst for change in people’s lives and therefore a campaign to remove the barriers, the costs, the confusion and the myths will be a positive way to utilise the Awareness Week.

The daily themes: The daily themes were as follows:

  • Monday – Why is it important to identify dyslexia?
  • Tuesday – How is dyslexia identified?
  • Wednesday – How does dyslexia affect people differently?
  • Thursday – What help is at hand for those with dyslexia? (Also World Dyslexia Day – we will invite social media posts on how those with dyslexia are helped around the world). We will also focus on dyslexia and adults on this day.
  • Friday –Why is the correct help important and how can we raise awareness together?

Social Media: The agreed hashtag for the week was simply: #dyslexia2016

We encourage use of this across the charity and the sector.

DAW Packs and Resources

The Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW 2016) packs are available to download. These packs provide an overview of the week. Also included are the posters and details of events scheduled for the week.


DAW Posters 2016

To access the high res versions of the 'Could you be dyslexic' posters please click on the links below;

Poster Abd Poster dpb Poster Paperwork

The Question poster was kindly designed and provided by; Paul Milton B.A.Honours, B.D.A Ambassador 

The 'Could you be dyslexic?' posters were designed by Harriet Birt from Neu Design

If you would like to find out more, or get involved you can email us on media@bdadyslexia.org.uk

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