My name is Nick Gravenor and I am dyslexic.
I was lucky enough to be diagnosed and statemented at a young age. I was also lucky enough to have excellent support from teachers and family. However, I didn't do particularly well at school, academically speaking, so any further education was off the table. At least at that point in my life.
I pursued less academic past times such as sailing for a while, but then found my way into Policing. I loved Policing and it taught me a huge amount. I found my written ability improved dramatically. Whilst you can't learn your way out of being dyslexic, you can develop efficient coping mechanisms that really work. I became a lead for dyslexia support in the Police, promoting and driving equality in reasonable adjustments and support for officers and staff that struggled with dyslexia.
After leaving the Police, following a successful career that I am very proud of, I took the opportunity to go to university full time. Everything came together in a way I could never have imagined, and I could not be happier.
The purpose of this website is to signpost the many coping mechanisms and tools I have used over the years. In particular I will highlight the many tools I am using to study at university. I am not paid by any of the companies I will mention.
I hope you find the site useful. I am not an expert and just because these tools work for me does not mean they will work for you.
If you are aware of a tool or anything that you feel would help someone else, please get in touch and let me know. I am happy to signpost anything that will help people with dyslexia.
Thank you, Dyslexic Student - Nick Gravenor