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Category Archives: Talented disabled people

What Qualities are Employers Seeking in Disabled Candidates?

4 Qualities Companies Look for in Disabled Workers Globally, disability communities and organisations work hard to prove the value of hiring disabled employees. Despite the number of workforce-related challenges and adjustments in the workplace, some companies have gained a number of benefits, such as increased overall employee satisfaction as well as better retention and productivity…

Guest blog: 5 people with sight loss and their careers

Another guest post about careers for people with sight loss, this time from Zoe Chen: Diagnosis of vision loss can be an agony for most people though eye ailments are not rare: even some celebrities, like Bono who announced his glaucoma the reason of his long time sunglasses wearing, have serious eye conditions despite the better…

Spotlight on Talent – Neil

Returning to our popular “Spotlight on Talent” series, where we showcase a diverse range of talented Evenbreak candidates, today it’s the turn of Neil Barnfather MBE. As a blind man, Neil’s greatest quality is his vision. Neil Barnfather MBE has experience of forming and successfully growing and selling multiple businesses. He is a keen political…

Are you a disabled Techie? BBC wants you!

Our friends at the BBC are keen to create an even more diverse workforce, and they are focusing on attracting disabled candidates to work in their technology roles. Here is the story of Ben, and how he came to gain a job at the BBC (original article here): A year ago Ben Mustill-Rose, a developer…

Specialist Colleges Providing Vocational Training for Disabled Young People

This article was written by Andrew Atkinson, Managing Director of UK ecommerce website Mobility Smart – an online store stocking products to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties and for the older generation requiring living aids and specialist equipment. Derwen College is an educational facility in Oswestry, which promotes itself as a ‘residential college…

Educating Employers about Autism

With the general election just around the corner on 7 May, the Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems have been pledging greater support for disabled people and more money for the NHS. They’ve fallen short however in promising to tackle the huge imbalance in employment opportunities for young people with autism spectrum condition. There are currently…

Evenbreak does it again!

Some more good news I just wanted to share with you today. Evenbreak are a National Business Awards Finalist for the “Social Enterprise of the Year” award! We share this category with some really big names like Global Action Plan and Give as you Live, so it’s quite an achievement. The overall winner will be…

Finding Amazing Talent

I am privileged to be the Patron of the Natspec Inclusive Skills Competitions. These are a range of competitions where young people with complex learning needs can showcase their skills in a range of areas. One of the perks of my role is going to the competitions and meeting the competitors. Last week I went…

Book Review: What the **** is Normal?

As a disabled person I read a lot of books written by other disabled people, including autobiographies. I learn something from every one I read, of course, but they often seem to fall into one or both of two categories. The first is “object of pity” category – the author is very aware that they were…

More Evidence of the Business Case

I have communicated with a Canadian employer called Mark Wafer in a number of Linked In groups we both belong to. Mark talks a lot about the business benefits of employing disabled people. And he talks from experience, not just wishful thinking. Mark owns the franchise on a number of restaurants in Canada, and in…