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

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

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

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

An underused scheme and a determined job seeker – Disability in the news

1 in 5 of the UK working age population are disabled. Yet, last year, only around 35,000 people applied for Access to Work (AtW). That’s less than 1% of the disabled workforce. This is partially explained by the following: most workplace adjustments don’t cost any money to implement it could be that the adjustment needed… Read More An underused scheme and a determined job seeker – Disability in the news