In their own words


Dennings Solicitors explain how recruiting and developing disabled employees has been very beneficial for their business. Kyle who has significant visual impairment, has proved to be a well thought of employee of this legal practice and is now undertaking professional training. Find out more about becoming a Disability Confident employer.


Chartwells have recruited, trained and supported Steven, who is autistic. He has become a highly regarded member of the catering team at Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge. To find out more about searching for new employment, see our resources page.


Ben has muscular dystrophy. He was initially employed at Rank Group as an Administrative Assistant. Ben was promoted to the role of Multi-Media Learning Adviser once it became apparent that he had a lot of talent. Rank Group’s flexible working patterns and the support received from the government scheme, Access to Work, has made it possible for him to progress his career and make a valued contribution to the organisation’s Talent Development Team. Use our app to receive work and career advice on-the-go.


IMG is one of the world's leading television production companies – their work includes the BBC's snooker programmes and Channel 4's coverage of the UK Paralympics. Their journey to becoming disability confident began when producer Simon Birri became disabled following a brain aneurysm. In this first of a series of three videos, sports presenter Hazel Irvine describes the initial steps the company took to make sure that Simon could continue to work and that IMG could keep the services of a valued employee. Find out more on common misconceptions surrounding disability in the work place.

Everyone deserves a future

Find out how making your workplace accessible to the disabled community can be beneficial to your business.

Everyone deserves an opportunity

Discrimination still exists in the 21st Century, but while the excuses are getting flimsier for an undiversified workplace, the benefits of hiring disabled people are growing. Preconceptions have go on for too long.

"The two most common barriers to work among adults with impairments are a lack of job opportunities (43%), and difficulty with transport (29%)"