SIT Invercargill Campus achieving the DFQM

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More Tertiary Education Organisations becoming dyslexia-friendly

2 November 2022

Supporting learners

SIT’s Invercargill campus has joined the growing ranks of organisations who have achieved the New Zealand Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM).

The DFQM process has been a game changer for them. It has helped them review their policies and procedures, as well as their teaching approach. It has enhanced their awareness and understanding of dyslexia, and built their confidence in supporting dyslexic learners in their learning journey. 

Chris Cole, one of Ako Aotearoa’s DFQM facilitators, said the SIT team had demonstrated “authenticity, passion, dedication, and commitment to improving the lives of the learners at SIT,” and that it was impressive and heartening to hear “how learner success was measured by how the learner sees themselves differently from knowing about and owning their dyslexia.”

Robyn McNaught, Student Accessibility Advisor at SIT, said the DFQM has helped bring recognition for the quality of support provided to learners:

“Having the DFQM is important to our institution as it shows that we strive for inclusiveness and equality in education irrespective of diversity.”