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Dyslexia Friendly Libraries


Resources for the Public  |  Resources for Libraries & Library Staff

Resources for the Public:

    • The International Dyslexia Association – features resources, fact sheets, and advocacy tools.
    • Decoding Dyslexia – A grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Virginia’s children who have dyslexia, as well as educating the public. The Virginia Chapter has support group meetings throughout the state.
    • Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading. This free service is available to any person with a demonstrable diagnosis.
    • Talking Book Libraries – available in districts across the state which provide free mailing and free access to audiobooks on simple devices to support print challenged individuals.
    • Your Local Public Library – your local public library will be able to guide you to local resources, appropriate books about dyslexia, as well as titles that may interest people with dyslexia, featuring characters with dyslexia or are by authors with dyslexia.
    • Dyslexia Friendly Libraries Resource Guide
    • Learn more about the Dyslexia Symbol : pqbd HERE.

Resources for Libraries & Library Staff:

    • Learn how to become a Dyslexia Friendly Library by visiting HERE.
    • Take the Dyslexia Friendly Librarian Challenge HERE.
    • Listen to podcasts about Dyslexia Friendly Libraries HERE.
    • Replicate this project using this GUIDE.

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.