Writing for DyslexicsFor dyslexics, reading, understanding and learning from printed information can be a challenge. But information can be written in a way to help rather than hinder.
Whoever you are dealing with - pupils, staff, or the general public - remember that up to 10% of your audience could be dyslexic.
If you want to get your message across, we have a few recommendations:
Try to pitch your message as if communicating face to face. Visualising your dyslexic reader in front of you should help you achieve the desired simplicity.
Make all the instructions as clear as possible. If there are any complicated issues, consider preparing a summary for dyslexic readers.
If you are teaching or lecturing, a prepared handout aimed at dyslexics will be invaluable, especially if the style is in line with the points listed above.