FEDIS officially requests that misspellings not be counted

The Spanish Federation of Dyslexia asks Governments and Universities not to take into account spelling mistakes in students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties in university entrance exams.

After the information that has been appearing throughout these days in different media, the Fedis has requested two legal technical reports, to endorse this proposal that all students with dyslexia and other DEA, are in equal conditions and opportunities than the rest of the classmates. These reports refer to the importance of not taking spelling errors into account for this type of student, since the rest of the examinees would be at a disadvantage, and that would have a very negative influence on the cut-off mark to be able to access a career. university that would really motivate any student with learning difficulties.

The Secretary General of the FEDIS has addressed a letter to the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities Pedro Duque, to the Ministers of Education and Universities, as well as to the Rectors of the Spanish Universities, to send them these reports and the concern of that this situation of helplessness will not be repeated.

It is worth highlighting the support received by the Confederation of Psychopedagogy and Guidance Organizations of Spain, which published a statement in support of our group and defending the adaptations that have been requested from the different Spanish Universities.

It must be taken into account that since 2010, the University of the Baleric Islands (UIB) has been making the corresponding adaptations so that the rights of students with dyslexia and other DEA are guaranteed. Examples like this, show that it is possible to do it in all the Universities as many of them have already joined.

Here you have additional information about Dyslexia and University

You can consult the letter addressed to the Minister here:


All the information about Dyslexia and Selectivity

In 2010, Disfam together with the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) reached an agreement to make adaptations to the University entrance exams. Dolors Forteza, head of the Support Office for students with special needs, is personally in charge of supervising these adaptations. Thanks to her and already as Vice-Rector of the UIB, through the Conference of Rectors (CRUE) in the Commission of Vice-Rectors, she conveyed the need to implement these advances to the rest of the Autonomous Communities. In 2014, the president of the Spanish Dyslexia Federation and the Andalusian Dyslexia Association managed to reach the same agreement for selectivity in Andalusia. All this has supposed to pave the way, and demand the same right for the rest of the Universities.

Although much remains to be done, we would like to inform you that the FEDIS is at your entire disposal, so that through Dolors Forteza, who advises the Spanish Dyslexia Federation on these issues, you can communicate with the rest of the Universities, to encourage them to copy the model of the Balearic Islands, and finally throughout the country there are no differences.

Resources of the Autonomous Communities and Universities:

Reports on the importance of not counting misspellings:

Some news of interest published in the media:

A court sentences a University to the exemption of the English of a student with Dyslexia

The Bogotá Court requested a report from DISFAM as experts in dyslexia so that the Judge could make a decision on the matter.

Here you can consult the Judgment as well as the gratitude that the Court has evacuated in gratitude for the report.

Sentence in PDF


Balearic Islands at the head of the University that adapt selectivity to students with DEA

Selectivity is always a challenge for students, but especially for dyslexics. They have the same abilities as the rest, but it is difficult for them to establish a relationship between what they read, what they say and what they write.