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Disability in the Workplace

Disability in the Workplace

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Disability in the Workplace
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OVERVIEW

Disabled people can do a good job

Attitudes towards disabled people are changing for the better, but there are still significant barriers to overcome in the workplace, writes Nick Martindale

BUSINESS CASE

Employing people with disabilities boosts business

There are many good reasons why it pays to have a diverse workforce, as Karen Higginbottom discovers

TECHNOLOGY

Empowering staff improves morale

Advances in technology have liberated the disabled workforce and enabled more people with disabilities to play a full role in working life, as Jo Faragher reports

EMPLOYMENT GAP

Figures are stacked against disabled people in austerity Britain

Despite greater understanding of their needs, disabled people continue to face barriers to employment as well as wage discrimination, writes Clare Bettelley

OPINION

In the interests of the economy… and fairness

The UK’s lack of “disability know-how” is unfair and a brake on the economy, says Business Disability Forum’s Susan Scott-Parker

PERSONAL STORIES

Bouncing back in sport

Paralympian Claire Harvey, captain of the GB sitting volleyball team, says business could learn from her experience of disability sport

NATURE OF DISABILITY

Hidden majority not to be ignored

Businesses can best accommodate disability in its varying forms by making room for difference and enabling people, like those featured here, to join the workforce, writes Tim Smedley

ARMED FORCES

Jobs fit for heroes on civvy street

Disabled ex-servicemen and women battle for civilian jobs, but there are people and agencies who are willing to help, as Peter Crush reports

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