A blog from our friends at Facebook. “In August 2019, I woke up with a high pitched ringing in my ears that wouldn’t go away,” remembers Derek L., a software engineering manager at Facebook. “I went to a doctor, took a hearing test, and was told I had high frequency hearing loss.” After being fitted … Continue reading Why Disabilities Aren’t Barriers to Success at Facebook
Disabled customers will be able to wear a sunflower lanyard as a discreet sign they might need staff help with their shopping Tesco has launched a new initiative to provide better in-store accessibility to people with hidden disabilities. The UK retailer will provide sunflower lanyards to people to wear as a discreet sign they have … Continue reading Tesco joins the sunflower lanyard scheme to help people with hidden disabilities
Online meetings, training and workshops are increasingly becoming the new normal, and as much as organisations adapt and embrace new technologies, we still need to be committed to being inclusive in our approach. In part 1 we highlighted inclusive practices, and both pre and on-call etiquette, for all meeting organisers and facilitators to be aware of. In … Continue reading Inclusive Meetings – Deep Dive
Dyspraxia shouldn’t prevent employers making the most of your talent. Here are some common job-hunting hurdles and ways to overcome them… Low self-esteem People with dyspraxia often lack support, which can mean we lack the confidence to get into work, and others often don’t understand what’s behind our feelings. We may feel we have to … Continue reading Dyspraxia and looking for work
Do you need support or reasonable adjustments in the workplace? In this round of vlogs, Kiana talks about Access To Work - the government scheme you can apply for to help cover costs of adaptations you need at work! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdu6GzGfdLQ&t=24s Check out some great job opportunities at http://www.evenbreak.co.uk and apply to Access To Work when … Continue reading Vlog 8 – Access To Work
Ever wondered how to write that magical 2 page CV to land an interview for your dream job? Watch our video now and find out - hint, there's no easy shortcuts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWG1RO-bsjE Now that you know all about writing great C.V.s, check our website http://www.evenbreak.co.uk and find inclusive employers who want to hire you! SHARE THIS: Press … Continue reading Vlog 9 – The Curriculum Vitae
Most disabled people, employers and the world at large, don't know that diversity can bring extra skills to the workplace. Watch our video to find out what additional skills you bring and how to market those to a potential employer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWWgAiBdRKE&t=1s Now that you know how invaluable you are, find your next job here. SHARE THIS: … Continue reading Vlog 2 – You are a premium candidate!
I've read that people are scared of disabled people. Not the people per se, but the disability itself. For me, this statement brings to mind scary cartoon monsters. They are called names like Mad Dog Multiple Sclerosis. Anxiety Annie. Dr Depression. It just seems a touch silly that people are scared of disabilities. Even ones … Continue reading Feel the fear and speak up anyway
I recently read an article that made me grin. Dustin Maynard entitled his article 'The Secret to Disability Inclusion'. It made a strong impression because everything he said was just so darn true. Disability inclusion isn't as complicated as people think. Focus on what people can do, rather than what they can't. Look for strengths … Continue reading Empowering Abilities – What you need to know
Written by Corporate Engagement Manager, Adam Etherington Who else has been watching the Invictus Games on the television last week? I'm amazed at the passion, tenacity, courage and determination of the athletes. So much so, that I wrote this blog and dedicate it to the many disabled athletes that the ‘I AM’ logo represents. … Continue reading Invictus Games (in the every day)….