British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

The BDA campaigns for a society where barriers to dyslexic people do not exist. 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:

  1. To encourage schools to work towards becoming dyslexia-friendly.
  2. To reduce the number of dyslexic young people in the criminal justice system.
  3. To enable dyslexic people to achieve their potential in the workplace.