Tag Archives: disability

The Benefits of Hiring People with Autism

This is a guest blog post written by Joe Thomas.  In the UK there are more than 700,000 individuals living with autism, however, less than 15% of these people are in full-time employment. This is a dispiriting figure when you … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: 5 tips for an accessible website

19th May 2016 marks the 2nd Global Accessibility Awareness Day and there are lots of events taking place all over the world to promote accessibility and inclusion. You can find out more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day by following this … Continue reading

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Access to Work Scheme Official Statistics from DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions have released official statistics relating to the Access to Work scheme and how many individuals have been supported in 2015. The full report can be found by following this link to DWP’s website >> … Continue reading

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Product Focus: The Whitworth Chair

iansyst’s Ergonomic Service supports both students and employees in their working environment. Ergonomic equipment, such as height-adjustable desks or specialist keyboards, can help to correct poor posture or support disabled individuals who require a different way of working. The Whitworth … Continue reading

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Starbucks employee wins disability discrimination case

This week, Meseret Kumulchew, a Starbucks employee with dyslexia, won a disability discrimination case against her employer when she was accused of falsifying documents. A tribunal found she had been discriminated against after making mistakes due to her dyslexia, which … Continue reading

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