I’m excited to let you know about a new employability course for autistic students and graduates. The course has 5 main sections covering interview preparation, adjustments, knowing yourself & your autism, and planning your career path. It has been created by both autistic and non-autistic professionals. For more about the course, and to meet my… Read More Free employability course for autistic students & graduates!
Q. Can I explain the interview adjustments I need at the beginning of the interview? A. No. It’s not a good idea to leave it until the interview has started to let the interviewer know which adjustments you’ll be needing. This is because the interviewers won’t have enough time to put the adjustment in place.… Read More Questions and answers about interviews
If you are a disabled applicant or employee, employers must make sure that you are not disadvantaged when completing a job application or carrying out a job role. This means they must make reasonable adjustments. As a disabled applicant, you have the right to ask for changes to be made to an application form, test, interview, or assessment centre if this… Read More Everyday disability terms explained – reasonable adjustments
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
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
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
The Disability Task Group have a new resource: Psychometric tests – a guide for disabled students. You can download it here (no log in of any type is needed). I hope you will find the resource useful. Feel free to share it with colleagues and with disabled students & graduates. The motivation for the resource… Read More Psychometric tests – a guide 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
We are looking to recruit a new member to join the Disability Task Group. We are an active and enthusiastic group and are keen to welcome anyone working in any role within a careers and employability service who shares our interest in helping disabled students and graduates. We are looking for a committed individual who… Read More We’re hiring!
Many universities offer ongoing support to graduates through their Alumni Department or Careers Service. This is certainly much-needed for those with a disability. It was disappointing to learn in the latest What Happens Next? report that despite figures being based on the Graduate Outcomes survey for the first time (i.e. 15 months after graduating as… Read More How to support disabled graduates