Assistive technology in the workplace blog from celebrating disability website

Assistive Technology in the Workplace

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 UK face disproportionately high unemployment rates, with 53% unemployed compared to only 23% of non-disabled people. Looking to leadership positions, the situation is even more stark – a survey of …

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How To Make Your Business More Accessible

When you break down the term ‘accessibility’, you get the most straightforward definition in the word – the ‘ability’ to ‘access’. It doesn’t specifically refer to only disabled people – although most of the time it is assumed so. Accessible design is about creating a world that everyone can easily access, whether this is a public swimming pool or 50th-floor …

The Advantages of Using a Disability Mediator

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 if you feel too intimidated to speak out and make your voice heard. Where the family conflict is about separation, divorce, finances or arrangements for children you would need to …

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Communication in the workplace for disabled people

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 disability feels inhibited in communicating his or her needs, problems can arise. There are several ways in which an employee with a disability can be supported to provide a solution. …