Access isn’t all physical When people think of disabled access and equality for disabled people, they most commonly think about the physical implications: Ramp or level access into buildings Accessible toilets Physical access to public transport and so on… There is no denying that these are important, but when we think of where they come from, they all lead back to… Continue Reading Disabled Access Is All About Attitude
As a physically disabled person using an electric wheelchair, I have been to many workplaces – some clearly more accessible than others. I always find it interesting to hear individual definitions of accessibility; some people feel that a building is accessible if the central room is on one level, even if it took 3 flights of stairs to get there.… Continue Reading The Accessible Workplace
According to statistics, 1.3 million disabled people in the UK are available and willing to work. Only half of disabled people in the UK of working age are in work compared to 80% of non disabled people in the UK These figures are staggering when you consider that only 50% of disabled people of working age are in employment. That’s 650,000 people.… Continue Reading Disability: What’s the problem?
Social media can be fantastic for raising awareness of your organisation. It enables you to connect directly with your customers. It’s not a quick job – you may need to be patient when trying to attract followers – but there are tricks you can use to give your company the best shot attracting a following. 1. Find your voice Social… Continue Reading 5 Tips to Kickstart Social Media in Your Business
There’s no getting away from the language used to describe disabled people. Before you read any further, have a think about the language that springs to your mind when thinking about disability. What did you come up with? There are the words to describe the person: disabled, person with disability, wheelchair user, wheelchair bound, mentally ill. There are words to… Continue Reading So Brave
A couple of events recently have got me thinking; A speaker confessed to a room that when uploading his profile on dating sites that he wrote about his bipolar first to get the “sympathy vote”. The second event that disturbed my peaceful mind happened just the other day in a department shop when I approached a sales assistant in my… Continue Reading So what’s Celebrating Disability all about?