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"Is dyslexia a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act?"
An employee is protected by the Disability Discrimination Act if he or she has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Dyslexia is a permanent disorder of the brain that makes it highly difficult for the person to deal with the written word and thus makes life difficult. It thus falls within the definition of the act. Accordingly, the sufferer is protected against discrimination and the employer is required to take all reasonable steps to help him or her.
See also: Working with dyslexia
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