Below is the abstract of a paper co-authored by Craig Atkinson, Principal of Craig’s Construction NZ

This paper is concerned with dyslexia and other learning disabilities and problems amongst people wishing to enter, and progress in, the New Zealand construction industry. It considers the overall national context, the adequacy of our responses, and potential ways to improve the situation in our sector. The Human Capability Framework provides a theoretical basis for discussions on issues related to this. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for both further study to address gaps in our knowledge, and also practical measures to improve equality of opportunity and help address opportunity mismatches.

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