How To Talk About Disability

Esi HardyAttitudes, Business, Communication, LanguageLeave a Comment

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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

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

Attracting Disabled Candidates

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Communication, Inclusion, Language, RecruitmentLeave a Comment

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The Right Candidate When recruiting for a role, whether that role is paid or voluntary, full-time or part-time, you always want to make sure that you’re getting as much value for money as possible. You want to recruit somebody that will do the job to the best of their ability and support you to grow your project/business in the direction… Continue Reading Attracting Disabled Candidates

Great Talk TED. A Collection of Esi’s Favourite TED Talks

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Communication, Inclusion, Language, Purple PoundLeave a Comment

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5 talks sharing 1 theme: Disability. Can disability positively impact business and society? Each talk is between 10 and 20 minutes in length so you may like to  split them up.  One a day should get you through the week. Michele L. Sullivan Asking for help is a strength not a weakness. The power in asking for help from strangers. Maysoon Zayid I’ve… Continue Reading Great Talk TED. A Collection of Esi’s Favourite TED Talks

The Thought That Businesses Dare Not Speak

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Business, Communication, Customers, Inclusion, LanguageLeave a Comment

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Background I received an email the other day from a person I met at an exhibition.  We had been talking about the importance of web accessibility and tone of voice used to attract disabled customers to a website and fundamentally, to a business.  This person was interested in commissioning services of Celebrating Disability to advise on the overall accessibility and… Continue Reading The Thought That Businesses Dare Not Speak