"....There’s an overwhelming number of children of color who are untested and undiagnosed,” Magee said. “People know there’s a literacy issue, but they don’t realize it’s dyslexia.” By bringing educators, policymakers, faith leaders, attorneys, and scientists together, he said, the initiative hopes to build a movement for change.
Treating dyslexia is an issue of civil rights, organizers emphasized. “All these people are marginalized,” Magee said. “There are all these barriers they can’t cross because they haven’t been accommodated.”