Thursday, September 19, 2019

Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Kmart Has Featured Models With A Disability For The First Time...

1. For the first time, Kmart Australia has included two models with a disability in their latest catalogue. ...

Autistic Hongkonger overcomes adversity to thrive in his job

A great employment example of what can be achieved.

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.

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.

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Project Diamond’s flaws lead to boycott

The flaws in Project Diamond meant disabled people were “still likely to be denied access to work” and the ability to “change public perception in a positive way”.

Access to Work cap announcement does not go far enough

The government’s decision to loosen its restrictions on Access to Work (AtW) payments does not go far enough, and its “discriminatory” cap must be scrapped completely, according to disabled campaigners.

Minister’s ‘insult to injury’ snub to DPOs over social care round...

Government ministers are facing criticism after organising a “round table” event on the future of working-age social care without inviting any disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) to attend.

Labour must act on ‘shameful’ lack of disabled people on NEC...

A leading Labour activist has called for action to address disability discrimination within the party and the “shameful” lack of disabled people on its ruling national body.

Report: People with autism earn about half as much

Wage earners with autism unfortunately earn half as much as their non disabled counterparts.

A Person’s Disability Should Not Disable Their Career

A reflective story about how a disability has held back a person's career due to perceptions and stereotypes of disability.

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