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Category Archives: Attitudes around disability

We’re going to Naidex – are you?

Naidex is Europe’s largest disability event for trade, healthcare professionals and end-users. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 26th & 27th March, Naidex gathers innovation, information, cutting edge suppliers, and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over two unforgettable days It’s an important event in Evenbreak’s calendar, and we’re involved on…

How Job Carving Can Help Disabled Employees and the Organisation

‘Job carving’, which refers to customising duties or creating specialist jobs for disabled people, is a method that’s being used more and more nowadays. As jobs become more flexible due to technology, companies look to job carving to create opportunities for disabled people. And it turns out that it benefits employees and organisations in many…

Do you feel uncomfortable talking to disabled people?

If you read this question and your honest gut response is yes, then you’re not alone. 67% of the British public feel the same way. 21% of 18-34-year-olds admit that they have purposefully avoided talking to a disabled person. They weren’t sure how to communicate with them. The media representation of disabled people doesn’t help….

Employers, do you know how many disabled staff you employ?

I speak to employers about recruiting disabled staff on a daily basis. And I always ask this question. The response is always interesting and tells me a lot about an organisation. Forward-thinking organisations can usually tell me this figure straight away. They also tell me they’re aware that the figure is very likely to be…

Get that job – Ask for what you need!

Finding suitable work can be a challenge for most people, but for disabled people there are often additional aspects to be considered, both in terms of accessing the recruitment process on an equal basis, and also in terms of the nature of the role itself. Asking for what you want or need is important. There…

Inclusion ABC’s in the workplace…

As a mother of a young child, I’m interested in inclusion, both in the workplace and the classroom. And I’m not convinced there’s all that much difference in how we’d all like to be treated by others. Adult or child. This brilliant graphic depicts inclusive best practice for quality teaching. I loved it the second…

What a difference an (accessible) day makes…

Do you have small children? Enjoy traditions? Or are you simply a fan of slapstick comedy and innuendo? If so, you might well have found yourself attending your local pantomime this holiday. I am not a lover of pantomime. But I have a child who is. And so, I have seen two this year. Parenting…

Talking Positively About Disability to Prospective Employers

Talking positively about disability can make the difference between really impressing a prospective employer or putting them off you altogether. Disabled people make great employees The reality is that, in many cases, as disabled candidates we make the best employees. On average, we are just as productive as non-disabled people (often more so). We tend…

Feel the fear and speak up anyway

I’ve read that people are scared of disabled people. Not the people per se, but the disability itself. For me, this statement brings to mind scary cartoon monsters. They are called names like Mad Dog Multiple Sclerosis. Anxiety Annie. Dr Depression. It just seems a touch silly that people are scared of disabilities. Even ones…

When should we start employing disabled people?

When we talk to employers about employing disabled people, one of the first questions you often ask us is what you should put in place first. In some ways, that’s an odd question, because you are almost certainly already employing disabled people. You just might not know. Most impairments (around 80%) are not visible, so…

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