Exchequer Accountancy has announced the launch of a service tailored to dyslexic clients, with aim to provide user-friendly information, help clients meet deadlines and organise paperwork on their behalf.
The firm said they will offer primarily phone-based advice to clients, as well as provide “dyslexia-friendly” information that avoids confusing “jargon” through reader-friendly emails. Team members will also be “fully trained” in working alongside dyslexic clients, and will negotiate with the HMRC on their behalf.
It hopes to offer a service that “significantly reduces the struggles that those with dyslexia, and those without it, experience when completing important, often admin-heavy tasks when filing their personal and business accounts”.
Exchequer Accountancy put particular focus on dyslexic clients who work in the construction industry who may qualify for this service.
They said: “Research shows that practical jobs, such as construction and design, attract more people with dyslexia than other professions.
“Dyslexic adults are naturally drawn to hands-on occupations because they have the right skills – often being practical and good at problem-solving.
“Approximately 35% of construction industry workers have dyslexia, so three times more widespread in construction than in the general public. And these figures could be even higher as not everyone with dyslexia knows they have it.”
They added: “Dyslexia is not just about having difficulty reading, writing and/or spelling, people can also have challenges with organisational skills, communication skills, short-term memory and working memory.”