Thu, 15 October, 2020
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and TWI has been showing our support for the ‘Go Red for Dyslexia’ campaign.
The campaign seeks to reclaim red as a colour in support of dyslexia awareness. Of course, red is the dreaded colour used in education to highlight mistakes, so dyslexia groups chose to reclaim red, taking back its meaning on a global scale.
This initiative was inspired by parent groups in Australia, Canada, India, UK, USA and beyond.
8 October was #GoRedForDyslexia day and many TWI employees were able to show their support by using a red background for virtual meetings or simply wearing red clothes for the day. In addition, TWI’s Principal Project Leader for Surface Engineering, Melissa Riley was influential in promoting a workplace presentation on dyslexia as well as revisiting her earlier Tipper Group presentation on ‘Hidden Talents: The Benefits of Specific Learning Differences.’
We will continue supporting dyslexia awareness this month and you can find out more about ‘Go Red’ here: https://www.succeedwithdyslexia.com/go-red/
You can also donate to the British Dyslexia Association here: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/donate