The first time I heard about Wave-length, there was something about its concept that clicked with me. I think the key thing was that one of it’s aims was to to challenge some of the negative perceptions of disability.
I found out I was dyslexic at University. I admit that until then I had naively stereotyped dyslexia, believing that it just about reading and writing. Easy to do when you don’t think you need to know about it.
Having now researched and understood more about what dyslexia is, how it affects people, and what it means for me, it is frustrating to think I was once so naive and that it’s no wonder I so often hear people refer to dyslexia as a ‘problem’.
Wave-lengths mission to change perception, provide information and to raise aspirations completely made sense and from then I wanted to be involved.