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Parliamentary questions
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19 February 2018
Question for written answer E-001006-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Alessandra Mussolini (PPE)

 Subject:  Accessible reading for people with dyslexia
 Answer in writing 

Dyslexia is included among the Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) that are recognised and defined by Italian Law 170/2010, which protects the right to study of children suffering from this problem and provides schools with guidelines to review their teaching methods.

In Italy, according to the latest findings, some 3% of children and teenagers suffer from dyslexia, while worldwide, the figure is apparently at least 10%, i.e. around 700 million people.

Efforts are therefore urgently needed to address the issue of accessibility, with regard to communication, understanding of information and inclusion.

A company has developed a typeface for people with dyslexia, designed to help them overcome communication barriers. The font project aims to facilitate reading for people with dyslexia and to turn the difficulties they encounter into a valuable opportunity.

Can the Commission therefore say:
whether it has any statistics which provide a snapshot of the dyslexia situation in the Member States;
whether it intends to take any measures to assess the efficiency of the abovementioned project?
Original language of question: IT 
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