Employment

News and opinion on employment for people with disability.

Audio: Blind Woman Who Moved to UK For Work (Part 2)

Listen to part two of the interview with a blind woman who has moved to the UK for work as a journalist and details of discrimination in her career.

East and West – Disability across the globe at the beginning...

Disability does not exist in isolation of its surrounding social context. Race, culture, religion and belief are all social conditions upon which ‘disability’ is culturally perceived, interpreted, and ‘practiced’.

DPOs ask May for meeting over lack of progress on UN...

Disabled people's organisations (DPOs) have accused the government of maintaining a "head-in-the-sand denial" of its failure to protect disabled people’s human rights.

What employment chances?

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

[Research] Almost half of businesses apprehensive about hiring people with disabilities

Almost half of UK businesses admit to being apprehensive about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they won’t be able to do the job and concerns about making inappropriate comments or actions.

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.

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.

Families Fight To Keep Institutions, Sheltered Workshops Open

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

Three ways employers get well-being at work wrong

Employers are often getting well-being at work wrong by focusing on physical health rather than mental and emotional health and well-being.

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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