Disability laws, adapted Lego, and Downing Street – Disability in the news

Danish toy manufacturer Lego have designed braille bricks. These bricks have raised bumps which correspond to characters of the braille alphabet. Lego will be making these bricks available free of charge to schools and institutions working closely with blind and visually impaired children. These bricks are currently available in 20 countries across the World, including… Read More Disability laws, adapted Lego, and Downing Street – Disability in the news

Support for students with Post-Covid-19 Syndrome

23rd March 2021 marked the first anniversary of the first lockdown of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)  Pandemic. At the start of the first wave of infections in March 2020, the general understanding of COVID-19 was that although a small minority of those who developed symptoms would need hospital care or may die, most sufferers could… Read More Support for students with Post-Covid-19 Syndrome

How employers and careers advisors can make group meetings autism-friendly

I know that lots of us think about how to make our workshops & meetings with students as inclusive and accessible as possible. But, sometimes it’s difficult to know what practical steps to take. The recently published What Happens Next? 2021 report highlights the importance of supporting autistic students and graduates. Indeed, at all qualification… Read More How employers and careers advisors can make group meetings autism-friendly

How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly

Recently there has been a growing awareness around neurodiversity, along with the benefits of having neurodiverse employees in a company. However, many neurodiverse people still experience a lot of struggles when applying for jobs that they’re more than capable of doing. Many recruitment processes unintentionally create barriers that both put neurodiverse people off from applying,… Read More How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly

Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Being dyspraxic, I’ve always found my brain ‘locks’ when trying to concentrate on something important that involves any level of stress – including preparing for interviews. This has led to a few instances in my life where I’d be asked a question in an interview, and think ‘I didn’t think to prepare for that, but… Read More Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill or attribute. You might be in a position where you’re reading the person specification for a vacancy you’re interested in applying… Read More Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

Shielding and taking people at face value – Disability in the news

This article in the Guardian is an interesting read. Alex explains he is in constant pain due to a long-standing back condition yet struggles with the idea of using the term ‘disability’.    He mentioned things that students have said to me time and again: the importance of taking people at face value, visual disabilities… Read More Shielding and taking people at face value – Disability in the news