Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Report: Boards of biggest companies should appoint disability champions

Becoming “disability inclusive” as an employer opens up organisations to “a wider talent pool, different ways of doing things and a far broader customer base”. Employers should also promote disability issues to their suppliers, networks and audiences

Families Fight To Keep Institutions, Sheltered Workshops Open

This story from the US highlights an issue that is very hotly contested here in Australia.

My dyslexic perspective on academia – and how I found science...

Dyslexia in academia is a conundrum – it is basically a learning difficulty, and coping with dyslexia is a very personal journey. It is different for everyone.

Employment and disability: gaining that all important experience

Discussion on how disabled people can get work experience that will help their employment chances.

What employment chances?

Article concerning the problems around disability employment and fit to work tests.

Disability needs to be on the agenda for businesses now

Need to look at how we can seize the opportunities provided by technology and new ways of working to bring us closer to a world where disabled people, businesses and governments can work together without barriers.

Our Experience: The day we hired a blind coder

We hired a blind programmer for our software team and he has done amazing work for us. Only minor adjustments in communications were required to ensure success.

Why all Jobs aren’t equal for people with disabilities

For the four million Australians with a disability, job quality is systematically worse, leading to more mental health issues and increasing the likelihood they leave the workforce altogether.

DWP figures on ‘unacceptable’ WCA reports cast doubt on decisions made...

DWP decision-makers are frequently deciding ESA claims based on “unacceptable” reports instead of sending them back to Maximus assessors to “rework”.

Experiences of a Blind Person Moving Country & Changing Employment

Lee Kumutat, an Australian living in the UK, talks about her move, and some of the differences experienced, particularly in regard to transport and in attitudes to blind people.

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