How To Talk About Disability

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Where to Start with Disability Language I think so much of what prevents society and business engaging with disabled people is down to a lack of confidence with the language.  It could seem to an onlooker that the language surrounding disability is complicated and inflammatory and therefore sometimes, easier to avoid having a conversation altogether than potentially making a mistake and… Continue Reading How To Talk About Disability

I Did Something for Disability Inclusion

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I have a question.  Is it ok to be 50% disability inclusive? I think disability inclusion is an essential factor of presenting and hosting events. The other day I attended an event where the speaker displayed a video with no dialogue.  Instead of dialogue, the message was displayed in text. This video was about 5 minutes long.  I mentioned to the speaker afterwards… Continue Reading I Did Something for Disability Inclusion

The Insidious Result of Language

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The Insidious Result of Language

Language surrounding disability has always been a minefield To me, I have always been baffled over the complexity of what people make language to be. When working in the disability charity sector, I was constantly perplexed by the terms that were used to describe disabled people and the help and support that they received. One of the hardest things is… Continue Reading The Insidious Result of Language

8 Lessons To Becoming A Confident Business Owner

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When developing my confidence as a new business owner, what I found most helpful was the experience that came with time.  As a disabled business owner, there can be added barriers to navigate; sometimes due to perceptions and attitude and other times due to the physical environment (and often, at the same time). These added barriers, along with being a new… Continue Reading 8 Lessons To Becoming A Confident Business Owner

Using the experiences of disabled people to create a better service for everyone

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Business, Customers, Inclusion, Purple Pound, TrainingLeave a Comment

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Creating a better service for everyone On a personal note, there are so many occasions (about 4 or 5 a day) where I think “a disabled person was obviously not consulted when this was designed”. It’s so frustrating. It’s not only me who thinks this, just listen to the podcast. When I ask my interviewees what their biggest barrier to… Continue Reading Using the experiences of disabled people to create a better service for everyone