The Italian and European week dedicated to raising awareness about SLDs (Specific Learning Disorders), a condition that, projecting some statistics, affects around 3 million Italians who are sometimes unaware of it, will run from 5 to 11 October.
For us at TIM, inclusion and valuing diversity is a solid commitment. This is why we have chosen to become a certified Dyslexia-Friendly Company by 2021, and this year during this recurring event we are launching the “Dyslexia No Problem” project for all our colleagues, in collaboration with the Italian Dyslexia Association (AID).
This course of action on the one hand includes a careful assessment of our company processes, to highlight those that could be critical for dyslexic colleagues, and on the other several awareness-raising and internal training activities to spread awareness about what SLDs are, what form they might take in the world of work, and how we can ensure the inclusion of dyslexic colleagues.
Everyone working at TIM will be able to take a voluntary screening test, created by Fondazione TIM with the Bambino Gesù Hospital, to gain potentially greater awareness about their condition. The aim is to improve the life and work of around 2000 TIM employees who, given the statistics, could be affected by an SLD.