Blind in Business – free workshops for disabled students and graduates

Blind in Business (BiB) is a national charity that works to support blind and partially sighted young people into employment. We work with approx. 140 people each year, ranging from students interested in degree apprenticeships to university students and graduates supporting them into internships, graduate jobs and graduate schemes. Over the last 30 years, BiB… Read More Blind in Business – free workshops for disabled students and graduates

Captions at the theatre, finding out you’re autistic at 51, and a café with a difference – Disability in the news

A theatre production of Treasure Island in Derby has made the news for its integration of BSL and captioning. Hopefully this’ll one day be the norm for theatre audiences across the country, making for a more inclusive experience. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/01/treasure-island-review-bsl-production-a-sign-of-progress TV presenter Melanie Sykes has shared that she is autistic. She found this out at the… Read More Captions at the theatre, finding out you’re autistic at 51, and a café with a difference – Disability in the news

The DWP Adjustments Passport

Part of the National Disability Strategy, the Access to Work Adjustments Passport is currently being piloted at two UK universities. The hope is that the Passport with help disabled graduates with the transition from university study to the workplace. More details on the pilot can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-government-passport-to-help-disabled-graduates-get-in-to-employment Edmund Lewis, AGCAS Disability Task Group

Change 100 Leonard Cheshire – Internships for Disabled Students & Graduates

Leonard Cheshire’s flagship Change 100 programme of paid summer internship opportunities for disabled students & graduates is still open. For more information on the types of opportunities and what they look for in candidates, see this short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZww8rkadAA, or visit their website https://www.leonardcheshire.org/get-support/working/change-100-internships/applicants.

8 job searching sites for disabled students

If you are working with students who are looking for accessible job searching sites or keen to find a job with an employer who is proactive in trying to attract disabled applicants, here are some suggestions of websites to share: Disability Jobsite Vercida job search (it’s possible to filter results by disability) Jobs at companies… Read More 8 job searching sites for disabled students