In This Blog: Assistive technology consists of systems and equipment; including physical devices and software. They are designed to maintain or increase performance for disabled people. Disabled people in the… Continue Reading Assistive Technology in the Workplace
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In This Blog: disability inclusion in the workplace can be the top inclusion priority for many organisations. This blog talks about the ways to implement strategies. Making what can seem… Continue Reading Prioritising Disability in the Workplace
In This Blog: a culture that is inclusive of disabled people does not just happen. This blog will offer insight into why disability awareness in the workplace matters. With insight… Continue Reading Why Disability Awareness in the Workplace Matters
In This Blog: There are many reasons why disabled people choose not to disclose a disability. The prevailing reason being fear of discrimination. Here are 7 ways to encourage confidence… Continue Reading Disclosing a Disability – Why Disabled Employees Don’t
In this blog: We explore 5 main reasons that show how hiring disabled employees can benefit business and look at case studies from companies in America who are making it… Continue Reading Hiring Disabled Employees: 5 Reasons You Should
In this blog: The language around disability is fluid. It’s ever changing and this can cause confusion. We shall some shed light on the meaning of some commonly used words.… Continue Reading Disability Language: How To Talk About Disability
In this blog: A few quick tips to help you be successful when thinking about recruiting disabled people in the workplace. Field of Dreams Recruiting disabled people into the workplace… Continue Reading Recruiting Disabled People Into The Workplace
The business case for disability inclusion in the workplace is a strong one. Within the sector of disability inclusion, you do not have to go far to hear a disability… Continue Reading The Business Case for Disability Inclusion
Where My Journey Begins…. I recently attended an event in London. The details about where the event was held were quite sketchy. Once I arrived at the event, I realised that… Continue Reading An Unexpected Trip
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… Continue Reading Becoming A Confident Business Owner
The Definition When researching disability awareness training, you may have come across different organisations describing their training as either inclusion or awareness. This may, on the surface, seem no more… Continue Reading Disability Inclusion Training vs Disability Awareness
Recruit for Diversity Whether a one man band or a business employing millions, it is imperative that there is a culture that builds on the strengths of employees. As is… Continue Reading A Culture of Diversity
Well, the short answer is: Yes! Absolutely. Without a doubt Every single business in every single sector needs to be inclusive of disabled people: Disabled people as customers, disabled people… Continue Reading Does Your Business Really Need to be Accessible?
There are many advantages in using a disability mediator to help you resolve conflict. This can arise in family, community or in the working environment and it is particularly beneficial… Continue Reading The Advantages of Using a Disability Mediator
It costs to overlook disability Along with the other supplier processes that you need such as HR, Business Development and Sales, Disability Equality is an essential. A lot of people… Continue Reading Disability Equality – The Overlooked Essential for Any Business
Disabled employees do not want to be treated ‘differently’ to others. However, if other members of the team do not understand how best to communicate or an employee with a… Continue Reading Communication in the workplace for disabled people
The Context Over the last few months and throughout my career, there have been many conversations about whether the term “disabled people” should be utilised over the term “people with… Continue Reading Disabled person vs. person with… The debate continues
New Year: New Start After the New Year, there a many things that people have intentions of doing differently. These are commonly known as New Year Resolutions. With all the… Continue Reading Harnessing the Experience of Disabled Employees
At networking meetings, events and workshops, people ask me about how to make a recruitment process accessible. The dos and don’ts and the application process. I think sometimes these processes… Continue Reading Is the Best Person Getting The Role?
Yes I know… it’s only October and I’m already dropping the “C” word. Believe me – I’m not happy. There’s a good reason though and as December is fast approaching,… Continue Reading Ensuring your Christmas Party is Inclusive for All
The Business Case Many employers and managers miss out on having a diverse and experienced workforce because they don’t understand the potential benefits that come from hiring a part-time employee… Continue Reading Flexible Working – Thinking Outside The Box
Best Practice for Supporting a Disabled Employee When researching best practice for managers supporting disabled employees at work, there are many articles and blogs on best ways to achieve a… Continue Reading Supporting a Disabled Employee at Work
Background Over the years I have consulted on, written and implemented policies that support personalisation and disability equality. I have, alongside colleagues with like minded ideals, delivered training, written workbooks… Continue Reading Disability Inequality in the Workplace
Access isn’t all physical When people think of disabled access and equality for disabled people, they most commonly think about the physical implications: Ramp or level access into buildings Accessible toilets… Continue Reading Disabled Access Is All About Attitude
As a physically disabled person using an electric wheelchair, I have been to many workplaces – some clearly more accessible than others. I always find it interesting to hear individual… Continue Reading The Accessible Workplace