How to support people with dyslexia to use your library: it's more than Readers Advisory and Hi-Lo books.

2018-12-06T02:42:48Z (GMT) by Lumsden, Katie
10% of the population is dyslexic. Libraries may not appear to be places that are open to people with
dyslexia and it is difficult for staff to know what books to recommend, or what books in their collection
might suitable. However libraries do have items in their collections that are dyslexia friendly and
e-books platforms that can be modified for people with dyslexia. This presentation seeks to share
Librarians what dyslexia is, how to identify books in their own collections that are dyslexia friendly,
how to modify e-books to suit the individual needs of these customers, and how to empower customers
and their whanau to accomplish these activities themselves.
Note: The work on which this paper is based has been done supporting children and their parents/
carers to find appropriate books, and therefore are referred to as such. However the printed page
characteristics to look for and method of support described below may be appropriate for adults with
dyslexia.