British company Novacroft has put together a film that highlights dyslexic talents in the workplace:
Debra Charles, Novacroft’s Founder and CEO, is herself proudly dyslexic:
“I’m one of the estimated 20% of dyslexic entrepreneurs in the UK, and it took me a long time to realise that the perceived barriers of dyslexia were barriers that I put in my own way, and that the strength to overcome them came from me, from valuing myself and my own ideas. I honestly believe that my success is because of, not despite, dyslexia. That’s why I’m passionate about celebrating and valuing differences, and why perceptions of ‘normal’ need to change. Working together, we can make a difference.”
Here’s hoping that this positivity will spread to other employers and workplaces.