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The Importance of Workplace Disability Awareness Training  

Over seven million people of working age in the UK have a disability, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate.   For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.   Disability discrimination   Many people with disabilities report feeling marginalised within the workplace not only by managerial […]

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Tea and Empathy at the Eye Clinic

Look Straight Ahead By BJ Edwards www.bjedwards.co.uk “Open as wide as you can for me…” the doctor says from the other side of the white light. “Look straight ahead… that’s it, nice and wide and straight ahead.” With warm and capable fingers, he raises my eyelid higher, and I grip the handles of the frame […]

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Communication in the Workplace around Disability

As an employee, having a disability may feel intimidating or lower your confidence, creating a barrier to independence whilst at work. As an employer, it can also present tension and discomfort if you do not know how to communicate with someone with a disability. Yet effective communication is the cornerstone to success in any working […]

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Where am I in the Media, Fashion and TV Industries?

  Where am I?  The depiction of disability in the media plays a major part in shaping public perception. People are directly influenced by the portrayal of these perceptions. The media has immense power to reinforce negative images and stereotypes or to radiate positive and empowering beliefs. Yet where am I? People like me Despite […]

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The Human and Business Case for being an Inclusive Employer

We’d like to thank our friends at www.inclusiveemployers.co.uk for this guest post… Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace  Businesses are increasingly realising the value of inclusion and diversity in their workforce.  Policies alone are not enough to build an inclusive workplace, and inclusion shouldn’t be a box-ticking exercise. At its most basic level, a diverse and inclusive organisation […]

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Making Your Computer Easier to See!

Are you having difficulty viewing your computer screen at work? Visual impairment doesn’t mean endless struggling to do small things on your computer, and which may also impact your independence. Whilst a professional workplace assessment should not be dismissed, you may find you can make life easier for yourself without the use of assistive technology, […]