Why can’t employers just give me a chance?

Having read your feature on the disabled in design (DW 26 May) I’d like to air something. I am dyslexic and I was classed as being disabled in university, but I don’t feel as if I am. It is just a way of seeing things in a different way.

When being interviewed, all is well until I mention my dyslexia (I feel I must be open about it). There is that look that is not obvious, but I have seen it too many times to not notice it – “Oh, are you?” It’s annoying people still think of dyslexics as too hard to work with. I feel people’s preconceptions are stopping me from getting a job in graphics. Am I just being paranoid? Has this happened to anyone else?

I wish employers would just give me a chance.

David Bridges


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