What we do

Encourage and enable people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential.

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Our mission

Our mission is to inspire and enable everyone to reach their full potential. To make that happen, we have set four clear goals:

  • provide and promote high quality services to people with dyslexia

  • influence and achieve change at a national and local level

  • give dyslexic people an effective individual and collective voice

  • support our network of branches, members and partners

For more information, download a summary of the current Strategic Plan (2018 - 2021) or the more detailed plan

Our services

We support people affected by dyslexia and campaign on their behalf in many different ways. See a mind map of what we do here and a visual outline of what we do here. Click here to see some of our highlights from 2019 on our YouTube page.  

Making change happen

We see talking to the Scottish Government, Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) of all parties, national and local decision makers and other policy makers across different sectors as one of our most important jobs. By working together, we created a definition of dyslexia. Adopted by the Scottish Government, Dyslexia Scotland and the Cross-Party Parliamentary Group in January 2009, the definition is a crucial step. It means less confusion – allowing dyslexia to be identified more accurately, to be recognised in relevant legislation, and better supported.

If you want to help us change the way Scottish people with dyslexia are viewed and supported, visit our campaigns page.