Our story from 2000 onwards

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In brief:

2000
Dyslexia International Tools & Technologies ASBL, not-for-profit organisation, founded in Brussels and registered in the Moniteur belge.

2000
BBC Language Shock – Dyslexia across cultures, awareness-raising film with accompanying guide widely distributed, also to ministries of education.

2001
Her Royal Highness HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechenstein becomes Patron.

2003
Tintin helps dyslexic learners – The Mystery of the Lost Letters a tri-lingual self-help tool to assist mentors and encourage learners on a journey of self-discovery, produced by the BBC for Dyslexia International; launched at the Royal Palace Brussels in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola, and later disseminated worldwide.

2006
Dyslexia International (DI) granted operational status with The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

2008
With Microsoft School Technology Innovation Center, Brussels organisation of a webinar in 20 countries on Dyslexia: Neuroscience and cognitive psychology, with Professors Stanislas Dehaene, Jose Morais and John Stein.

2010
First World Dyslexia Forum organized at UNESCO ministries of education of over 190 countries invited to attend; UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador HRH The Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg spoke of the pressing demand for free access to higher education – an ‘e-Campus’.

2011
We organized a charity concert in the Town Hall of Brussels in aid of children caught in the tsunami in Japan.

2012
Dyslexia International organized a second webinar with 10 countries on illiteracy in the prison populaiton hosted by Microsoft School Technology Innovation Center. With professors Elena Grigorenko and Linda Siegel, and experts Marion Walker and Melanie Jameson.

2012
A fully functional Beta version of the e-campus was launched at UNESCO on 5 October, World Teachers Day, in the presence of Dyslexia International’s patron and UNESCO Assistant Director General of Education, Mr. Tang. Go to the e-campus

2014
A massive open online course (‘MOOC’), co-produced with the University of London, called Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing, launched on the world-wide Coursera platform. Achieved 16,700 enrolments in two months and numerous plaudits. Instructors were Dr Jenny Thomson of the University of Sheffield, UK, and Dr Vincent Goetry of the Universities of Brussels and Mons, Belgium.

2014
An online version in Portuguese of our own original course was produced by Professor Angela Pinheiro of the University of Mina Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2014
The second World Dyslexia Forum was organized in the same city by Professor Pinheiro.

2015
The MOOC was revised and relaunched to great acclaim.

2016
An online course in Spanish was produced by Maria Laura Scasso, a teacher and translator in Buenos Aires, Brazil, and her team. It was so successful that she had to launch it for a second time within two months.