The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people, it aims to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.
Dyslexia is not an obvious difficulty; it is hidden. As a result, dyslexic people have to overcome numerous barriers to make a full contribution to society. The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.
The BDA Mission is:
- 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.
The BDA has three campaign areas:
- To encourage schools to work towards becoming dyslexia-friendly.
- To reduce the number of dyslexic young people in the criminal justice system.
- To enable dyslexic people to achieve their potential in the workplace.