Whenever we hear about a local or national campaign related to dyslexia we'll promote it here and hopefully, you'll join us in backing it.
If you hear of a campaign that we haven't listed, please let us know so that we can add it to the list. Please see our 'Contact Us' page to see how to get in touch.
Australia - Support students with Dyslexia
We've discovered that in Australia the education system doesn't recognise dyslexia except in New South Wales. There's a petition calling for this to be changed so that it is formally recognised across the whole of Australia. Please help them out and sign it here.
Dyslexia Together - Want an apology from Jeremy Kyle (Closed)
On 16th November 2012, ITV broadcast an episode of the Jeremy Kyle Show focused on family break-up. During the episode, Jeremy Kyle aggressively berated a Dyslexic guest called 'Glyn' for being unable to recall his children’s birthdays.
Dyslexia Together, a newly formed collective of local Dyslexia groups from around the country, want Jeremy Kyle to apologise - on air - for misrepresenting dyslexia and to host a show about Dyslexia awareness.
Dig-iT is right behind this campaign so please sign their petition. Then get your friends and family to sign it. Then tell everybody else to sign it via Twitter, Facebook and any way else you can imagine. Sign the petition here.
In response to the government's proposed replacement for GCSEs - the EBacc (English Baccalaureate Certificate) - which excludes creative arts and design, the #IncludeDesign organisation has been set up by design industry members to campaign for these subjects to be included.
Supporters include Sir Jonathan Ive (head of design at Apple), Stella McCartney, Sir Terence Conran, Design Council, Lord Norman Foster (Architect) and many more (Dig-iT too).
As you will know, some of the positive aspects of dyslexia include creativity and artistic abilities (see our page on characteristics) and Dig-iT is very concerned by the EBacc proposals and what they mean for students with dyslexia.
British Dyslexia Association - Initial Teacher Training Campaign (Closed)
The BDA is a national charity campaigning for a 'dyslexia friendly' society. In 2011 they launched an e-petition calling for teacher education to include a full module on dyslexia awareness and support.
The petition closed on 31st October 2012. As a result of collecting over 10,000 signatures, the government responded to it. For more information and to see the government's response, click here.