Access to Work Support

Access to Work is a government scheme aimed at helping people with a disability to alter their workplace or gain assistance to make their job easier. As dyslexia is considered a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Regulations 2003, dyslexics may be eligible for assistance through Access to Work.

For more information on this scheme you or your employer can contact the Disability Employment Advisor at your local Job Centre Plus – Tel: 0845 6043719 or:

Job Centre Plus
Access to Work Operational Support Unit
Nine Elms Lane
SW95 9BH

Tel: 020 84263110

Further useful publications for adults with SpLD in the workplace include;

British Dyslexia Association’s Code of Practice for Employers: Good practice guidelines for supporting employees with dyslexia in the workplace, 2nd Edition.
Email: Tel: 0845 251 9002
Tel: 0845 251 9003.

Specific Learning Difficulties Employer Information Pack.
Published by PACTS (Partners Collaborating in Training for Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities).

This booklet provides some very useful information with regard to general adaptations and approaches that the employer can make within the workplace and also some useful adjustments for the dyslexic individual to consider.

See for further information.