Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

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People With Disabilities Have A Lot To Offer Employers

Australia needs policies that capitalise on the strengths of people with disability. Disability employment is a huge problem even though disabled people have a lot to offer employers.

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.

Capes, apps and AI – what future tech holds for disabled...

Focusing on the future of technology and disability, attendees were given the chance to see and hear about some of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technologies

Disability in APS: bullying, distrust, bad ICT spark concern

There are many problems for employment of the disabled in the Australian Public Service and some include information technology and communication systems and a culture of low expectations and belief about the disabled.

DRILL funding paves the way for personal budget co-operatives

Five user-led organisations have secured £150,000 for a research project that will set up what it is believed will be the UK’s first cooperatives for disabled people who receive care funding through personal budgets.

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.

Absence of stats for government’s disability employment pledge

The failure to provide up-to-date figures showing how many disabled people are in work is a "killer blow" to the government’s pledge to move one million more disabled people into work by 2027, say campaigners.

I’m autistic. Here are 5 ways you can support me at...

Research shows that autistic employees are an asset, and beyond that, we’re also people and we should be treated with respect and empathy.

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.

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