Organisers say The Dyslexia Show was conceived as ‘dyslexia is still not understood by the wider population’. The show will open 20-21 March 2020, and aims to deliver awareness along with sharing best practice and demonstrations.
The exhibition will be the first of its kind in the UK.
It is estimated that around 10% of people in the UK (around 6.3 million) have some severity of dyslexia. In order to try and spread information and awareness, organisers say the event will be free and open to all.
The exhibition focuses on education, parents and carers and the workplace, and will feature speeches from those who have dyslexia, as well as a wide range of resources and services along with Continuing Professional Development.
Dyslexia Show director and founder Arran Smith commented on the event: “As a severely dyslexic adult working for 15 years within the dyslexia sector, I felt it was time to bring amazing speakers, products and services together in one place. This will be the first national experience of its kind in the UK, which will ultimately spread awareness of dyslexia and ensure that dyslexics can succeed. There are exciting times ahead!”
Founding partners for the event include: Dyslexia Box; Claro Software; Scanning Pens; SEN Books; and the SEND Group.
The event will be hosted by the NEC in Birmingham. The venue chosen to give the event ‘a national presence’, whilst also making it ‘accessible to more parents, carers and educational professionals that need support and guidance’ because of the venue’s central location.
David Gallagher, Senior Business Development Manager at the NEC said: “It is a great pleasure to host the Dyslexia Show at the NEC for its debut. Our location teamed with great show content, is set to make this the go-to event for those living with and teaching those with dyslexia. We are proud to support this show and look forward to welcoming both the organisers and visitors in 2020.”
For more information visit: www.dyslexiashow.co.uk