I Did Something for Disability Inclusion

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Inclusion, Training2 Comments

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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

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

The Value of Inclusion

Esi HardyAccessibility, Attitudes, Business, Customers, Inclusion, Purple PoundLeave a Comment

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My journey to equality Over the years, my personal opinions of disability have changed and developed as I, along with my experiences have done the same.  As a teenager, I believed and adhered to the medical model of disability; believing that disability was the problem of mine and mine alone.  As a result, I had to be grateful when the… Continue Reading The Value of Inclusion

Is the Best Person Getting The Role?

Esi HardyBusiness, Communication, Employees, RecruitmentLeave a Comment

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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 can sound a lot more complicated than they actually are. The word “Disability” can prohibit people from thinking outside the box. But a disabled applicant is an applicant like any other.… Continue Reading Is the Best Person Getting The Role?