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About the British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

  • Campaign and lobby for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people
  • Provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact
  • Set the standards for and accredit dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise
  • Deliver innovative solutions which break new ground in the field of dyslexia
  • Disseminate and share best practice regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Promote research

Our campaign areas

The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.

In November 2007 at the BDA AGM, Members agreed the British Dyslexia Association Policy on the Early Identification of Specific Learning Difficulties. This forms the basis of BDA lobbying in this regard.

  1. To encourage all education and training providers to become dyslexia-friendly
  2. To reduce the number of dyslexic people experiencing disadvantage in society
  3. To enable dyslexic people to achieve their potential in the workplace
  4. To celebrate the talents and abilities of dyslexic people

Putting our values into action

As an umbrella organisation, the BDA want dyslexic people to view the BDA as the organisation that best represents them. So the work of the BDA aims to reflect the values that dyslexic people hold dear.

We will listen to, and act upon, the needs of dyslexic people whenever we are able. We will foster a feeling of togetherness for all of our membership and respect for dyslexic people, volunteers and staff.

Recent Annual Reports

Find out more

How the BDA are helping to create a dyslexia-friendly society for all (2017)

Adults and dyslexia, 40 years on: This 2012 report looks back on the achievements of the previous 40 years and our recommendations for the future.