Supporting Dyslexia in the Workplace

Free Webinar Event

Thursday 19th November 2020

Free Event: Supporting Dyslexia in the Workplace


We are running a FREE virtual conference on Thursday 19th November, supported by the British Dyslexia Association.


If you have an interest in supporting colleagues with dyslexia, you won’t want to miss this.


We are delighted that Gillian Ashley and Donna Stevenson from the British Dyslexia Association will each be giving a talk focusing on supporting dyslexia in the workplace.


Michael Vermeersch, Inclusion Lead at Microsoft will be giving the keynote speech in the morning. There will be new speech recognition and captioning software being launched by TalkType, a demonstration of Philips’s new SpeechAir handheld dictation device, an overview of Dragon Medical and how using ClaroRead can help you work more efficiently and with less stress.


Places are limited to 500 people per session. We expect this event to fill up quickly, so we recommend you register for all sessions as soon as possible.


You will need to sign up to each webinar individually. But remember they are all FREE to attend, so we recommend you sign up to all of them!

Can't make the webinar? Don't worry, if you register we will send you the recording so you can watch it at a more convenient time

Microsoft – Our continued story on Disability Inclusion

Michael Vermeersch, Digital Inclusion Lead, Microsoft

10:00am - 10:45am

Disability Inclusion in the workplace allows organisations to play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They change behaviour and culture in their own businesses, networks and communities.


If a business is confident on the subject of disability, it attracts a diverse workforce; it increases workplace productivity; it improves its customer experience hugely; it innovates. Learn how and why to embrace disability as talent.

BDA: Dyslexia in the Workplace

Gillian Ashley, Chief Development Officer, British Dyslexia Association

11:00am - 11:45am

The BDA campaign on behalf of and support all those with dyslexia; including adults in the workplace. This session will highlight the work we do at a government level and the services we offer to support our adult dyslexia community, offering advice, information and support wherever possible.  

Supporting Dyslexia in the Workplace through Voice Technology’

Dan Thompson, Manager, Philips Speech Processing

12:00pm - 12:45pm

There are many solutions that can benefit employees with dyslexia in the workplace, and voice technology has been a major one for many years. This innovative assistive technology can support employees with dyslexia to be more productive at work, break down barriers, and overcome personal challenges.


The rapid development of speech recognition has meant it is now widely used by people with dyslexia, and this session will include a live demonstration which will show the ease of use and high accuracy - but principally, how it can support dyslexia in the workplace.

Brand New Software from Caption.Ed & TalkType Dictation

Richard Purcell & Ed McCann, TalkType

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Caption.Ed is a brand new piece of software which provides instant captions and transcripts for almost any online media, with just a click of a button. Install Caption.Ed, open your browser, and head to the media you wish to view. Watch away and Caption.Ed will provide subject-specific captions for your media.


That means highly accurate captioning, regardless of whether you're watching a mechanics lecture, a medical seminar, a live video conference call, or even listening to a radio show or your favourite podcast.

How Dragon Medical Can Save Your Practice Time

Darren Maundrell, Director, ORdigiNAL

14:00m - 14:45pm

An overview of the benefits of using Dragon Medical speech recognition software to enter information directly into your patient record system, referral letters and emails.

Celebrating and Supporting Dyslexia in the Workplace: BDA Training

Donna Stevenson, Commercial Training & Development Executive, British Dyslexia Association

3:00pm - 3:45pm

This session will share the BDA Training Team’s thoughts on good dyslexia awareness training, how it can change and inform practice within organisations and why, we believe, it can be at the heart of ensuring support is provided in a truly meaningful way!

ClaroRead Helps You Work More Efficiently With Less Stress

Mary Wilcox, Software Evangelist, Claro Software

16:00pm - 16:45pm

Many jobs require lots of reading and writing and having dyslexia can slow you down, make you tired and increase stress. It will take you ages to read documents and even when you have, you will feel tired and have probably forgotten what it was about. Then when it comes to writing reports and emails you will be worried that it doesn’t make sense, you’ve missed words out, spelt words wrong and might feel embarrassed to send it.


ClaroRead can make a world of difference in lots of ways. It reads absolutely any text with highlighting to help you focus on the content and read more quickly. You can tint the screen to make the text clearer and there’s help with spelling too. Join Mary to find out how easy it is to use and the difference it can make.

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