It’s important that disabled candidates have the same opportunities to shine in the recruitment process as everyone else. Most won’t need any particular adjustments, but they should have the opportunity to ask, without feeling it will disadvantage them in any way. It’s about removing barriers that may prevent them from performing at their best. Most … Continue reading How to make your interviews accessible
WCAG 2.1 AAA logo Hopefully you have seen that the Evenbreak job board has moved to a fantastic new platform! As ever, there is a back story to this … When we started Evenbreak in 2011, web accessibility wasn’t generally considered important. However, it was crucial to us and our audience of disabled people. In fact, … Continue reading How Accessible is your Careers Site?
Travelling with a disability takes guts. It also takes determination. Throw in problem solving skills. Organisational skills. The ability to speak out and up for yourself. Add a fair pinch of faith too. It’s no wonder disabled people develop such strengths in these areas! You plan each trip with military precision. You become an expert … Continue reading Navigating the world with an invisible disability; will business lead the way?
Do you have small children? Enjoy traditions? Or are you simply a fan of slapstick comedy and innuendo? If so, you might well have found yourself attending your local pantomime this holiday. I am not a lover of pantomime. But I have a child who is. And so, I have seen two this year. Parenting … Continue reading What a difference an (accessible) day makes…
Savvy employers are very aware there's a skills shortage. They're aware they need a wider talent pool to recruit from. And they're aware that a diverse workforce is a good thing for business. So, what holds employers back from taking action? Changing the way they recruit? Tapping into new pools of talent? Here are 3 … Continue reading “I want to be an inclusive employer and recruit disabled people BUT…”
Here are 5 things you can do to make your workplace more accessible for disabled visitors. I love to travel and visit new people and places. Planning, not so much. When I am well, travel is my favourite past time. I rarely plan. When I am unwell, it becomes overwhelming and planning is essential. … Continue reading Want a welcoming workplace? Accessibility isn’t just about the physical building.
The words accessibility and workplace usually bring one image to mind: A visibly disabled person, in a wheelchair, trying to access a building. Ramps. Lifts. Revolving doors. For many disabled people, just getting to a venue takes careful planning. But accessibility comes in many forms. And can impact upon many conditions. I went to a … Continue reading Anxiety and Accessibility – Is your workplace welcoming?
Here at Evenbreak, we talk about diversity, inclusivity and overcoming barriers daily. But how do employers keep disability awareness up front? Writing a job advert that appeals to disabled candidates is a great place to start! Employing disabled people means your workforce is far more likely to gain insight and understanding. It's far more likely to talk … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Your Job Adverts More Inclusive
Just a few short decades ago hardly anyone had heard of dyslexia and children who had the learning disability were left to struggle and were often told they were lazy or stupid. Now, thankfully, we know a lot better and most dyslexic children and students are identified and given help so that they can access … Continue reading What Problems do Dyslexic People Face in the Legal Professions?
Having been at the forefront of industry discussions for quite some time now and the question we need to ask today is what industries are doing to improve and whether or not it’s quite good enough. The parcel delivery industry, in particular, is one that has a lot of potentialto improve. From increasing the availability of … Continue reading How The Parcel Delivery Industry Is Becoming More Accessible