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All thinking is on a spectrum, we go beyond the labels to understand whether thinking differently can give you the creative edge.

In this webinar we welcome a panel of AOP practitioners who share their experience of dyslexia, and related neurodiversity, along with a representative from the British Dyslexia Association, to examine its prevalence in the creative industries.

Join our panel comprised of;
  • Helen Goodsall, Knowledge & Information Officer - British Dyslexia Association
  • Trudie Ballantyne Meers, Senior Lecturer in Photography - University of Gloucestershire, , AOP Accredited Course (BA Hons Photography)
  • Peter Dazeley, Award winning AOP Accredited Photographer
  • Chaired by Isabelle Doran, CEO, Association of Photographers

... as they discuss routes to photography and reflect on the findings of our joint survey AOP and Dyslexia in association with the British Dyslexia Survey.

Session Outline: Celebrating the Creative Potential of Thinking Differently
- Feedback from joint AOP and British Dyslexia Association Dyslexia Survey
- Panellist’s experience – early life, academic support, and professional experience
- Future goals

Drawing on Dyslexia - Spotlight Gallery: In response to Dyslexia Awareness Week (3-9 October 2022) and World Dyslexia Day on 7 October, the Association of Photographers are sharing a dedicated Spotlight feature on the theme – Drawing on Dyslexia, featuring on www.aopawards.com from 3 October 2022. Open to all members who either identify as dyslexic, have been affected by dyslexia in their lives, or have worked on dyslexia related projects, the exhibited gallery has been selected by curator:
Karen McQuaid, Senior Curator, The Photographers Gallery

About the British Dyslexia Association:
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. We are an organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all. We provide support and signposting to individuals with dyslexia and dyscalculia, or where dyslexia has affected their life, whether that is through education, work or day-to-day life. You can find out more information about dyslexia on our website, https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/ or call our Helpline for free, confidential support on 0333 405 4567.

Date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Time: 19:00 GMT (1 hour)
Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: Free to AOP members - Accredited, Assisting Photographers, Affiliates, Associates, Accredited Course members and Access members; Affordable fees for Non-Members.

Images © Cerys Ashworth, © Ben Gold, © Sam Ivin and © Trudie Ballantyne Meers


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Celebrating the Creative Potential of Thinking DifferentlyLondon, United Kingdom