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Woman's personal account of dyslexia wins national award

Maz Cope with her award Photo: ITV News

A woman's personal account of her battle with dyslexia has won her a prestigious a national award organised in partnership with ITV.

25-year-old Maz Cope, from Frome, teamed up with ITV West Country to shine a light on the issue of adult dyslexia and how it can often go undiagnosed.

Her story, which involved a return trip to the University of Gloucestershire where her symptoms were first spotted, took runner-up prize in the Breaking into News Awards, run by the Media Trust and supported by ITV News and ITN.

Maz worked with our correspondence Richard Payne:

When I pitched my idea many months ago, I never thought it would end like this, I just hope my report raises awareness on the serious issue of dyslexia.

– Maz Cope

Judges told Maz they were impressed with the way she simply but powerfully explained the condition to a wider audience. Her report will be broadcast on ITV West Country soon.