Tag "disability and employment"

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The Four Biscuits: a bakery run by woman with Down’s syndrome

At the start of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and ahead of Worlds Down’s Syndrome Day on 21st March, we hear about a group of entrepreneurial women with Down’s syndrome who

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VIDEO interview: how to find a job if you’re disabled

In our latest video interview, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley talks to Jane Hatton, who runs Evenbreak, a job site dedicated to disabled people. Watch our video to find out about Jane’s

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Learning disabilities represented on New Year’s Honours List

36-year-old Scott Watkin, an eye care and vision development officer for the charity SeeAbility, is one of this year’s deserving recipients of the British Empire Medal. Scott, who has a learning

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Local authorities: are disabled people being represented?

Local authorities are supposed to represent the mix of people in the local area. With an estimated 13 million disabled people in the UK, you’d assume that part of local

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Autism: overcoming barriers to work for people on the autistic spectrum

Maxwell Dean, who has autism, explains the challenges people with autism face when applying for jobs, going for interviews, and in the workplace. But alongside it, he also highlights the

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Where are disability rights in the political agenda?

As the dust settles from the party conferences a few weeks ago, writer Sam Heaton examines what was said, or more notably what wasn’t said, about disability rights and barriers

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Being your own boss: top 5 tips

Have you always dreamt of being your own boss? Co-editor Martyn Sibley talks about his experiences of becoming his own boss, the highs and lows as well as his top

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Johnathan Wade’s 10 tips for entrepreneurs and employees

With January out if the way, many of us are thinking about what we want from 2013 and how we can improve our careers. If you’re planning on making changes

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Success in business: PA Pool and the Association of Colleges Gold Award

Wheelchair user and creator of PA recruitment website PA Pool, Katy Etherington, paints a picture for Disability Horizons of the night she was awarded an Association of Colleges Gold Award

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Disability e-courses: the new frontier

Co-Editor, Martyn Sibley, talks about his new disability e-courses, a selection of free workshops that he hopes will inform and inspire disabled people. You have read the blog, you have read