Free webinar: Tips and tools for supporting disabled people in training and work

Date and time of webinar: Thursday 17 October at 13:00 BST

Disabled people have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people to secure a role, according to research from disability charity Scope.*

And the unemployment rate for disabled people aged 16-64 is 8% compared with 3.3% for non-disabled people. **

Workplace diversity has tangible and direct benefits, including making organisations more desirable places to work. Are you looking for ways to help support disabled people and people with additional needs in your workplace? Perhaps you need advice about how to help get on the employment ladder as a disabled person yourself, or you’re a careers adviser looking for guidance?

We want to ensure disabled people are aware of all the tools and resources available to improve their experiences in education, the workplace, and when seeking employment. In this webinar we highlight the benefits of employing a diverse and inclusive workforce, advice for helping disabled people find paid employment and apprenticeships, and how you can make adjustments to better support people with additional needs. 

We share tools, apps, techniques and in-built features you may not already be aware of that can help disabled people in work, training and education. We will also provide suggestions to encourage people with additional needs to feel more confident about speaking to employers about the support they’re entitled to. A Clear Talents™ profile, for example, can help employers make sure employees are treated fairly and given the best opportunity to do well.

About the webinar:Disability Rights UK logo

Adam Tweed of AbilityNet and Rabia Lemahieu of Disability Rights UK present on this webinar, bringing their breadth and depth of experience working with disabled people in different settings.

Rabia runs a training and advice programme for careers practitioners and other professionals who work with disabled young people in education, training and careers contexts. 

Adam has been developing AbilityNet’s online tool for universities to support students with additional needs, My Study My Way, and he shares valuable tips and resources, and advises on technical adjustments to help disabled people.

During the webinar Rabia and Adam:

  1. Provide information on resources and approaches for helping disabled people of working age to enter the workplace
  2. Suggest adjustments you need to consider to support those with additional needs in the workplace
  3. Outline the tools, apps and in-built features that can make a difference 

Who is this webinar for?:

  • HR professionals 
  • Careers advisers 
  • Professionals who work with disabled young adults and students 
  • Diversity and inclusion professionals
  • Disabled jobseekers who are looking for advice about support in the workplace or in education.

The webinar lasted 1 hour and includes a question and answer session. We used My Clear Text to provide live captions during the webinar.

This webinar has already taken place. A recording of the webinar is available on-demand from our webinars section, along with a transcript and the slide deck used. 

More information

The recording of our October 2019 webinar on Tips and tools for supporting disabled people in work, training and education is available on our website. A transcript and the slide deck used are also available via that page. 

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** House of Commons Briefing Paper 17 May 2019

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