Working

Whether it’s running your own business or working for a company, being a disabled professional is no easy task. How do you get reasonable adjustments? When do you tell your boss about your disability?

How do you rock owning your own business when getting out of bed is an achievement? Here you will find all the deets on how to build a career that works around your disability.

  • How disability makes you a better employee

    HOW DISABILITY MAKES YOU A BETTER EMPLOYEE

    No really!

    If you remove the barriers to working, we actually make the best employees, here’s why!

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  • Why traditional 9 to 5 doesn’t work when you’re disabled

    WHY TRADITIONAL 9-5 DOESN’T WORK WHEN YOU ARE DISABLED

    Due to various barriers to entering the workforce, and staying there once you’re in, disabled people are more likely to be unemployed or self-employed. Difficulties in accessing education is a massive part of this, but there are various other barriers to work that disabled people face.

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  • Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

    Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

    Unfortunately, when it comes to education, academic institutions often fail even the most basic tests in accessibility. Learning how to make education accessible for students (and educators) with a whole range of disabilities should be an ongoing priority for schools, colleges and universities, but it seems many still have serious lessons to be learnt.

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  • What is Emotional Labour

    Why disabled people have a rocky history with academia

    Unfortunately, when it comes to education, academic institutions often fail even the most basic tests in accessibility. Learning how to make education accessible for students (and educators) with a whole range of disabilities should be an ongoing priority for schools, colleges and universities, but it seems many still have serious lessons to be learnt.

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  • You Don’t Have to Be Disabled and Poor but It’s More Likely

    When it comes to disability and money, there is a tendency to equate disability with poverty.

    This is mainly caused by the narrative that surrounds disability – that you can’t achieve, you can’t possibly live a life that isn’t just solely based on your being disabled and you certainly aren’t able to earn. ⁠

    There’s a common misconception that to get help as a disabled person you must first live below the poverty line. ⁠

    As a result, we as a society find it hard to see disabled people own nice things or for them to even want them.

    So what can we do about this? Let’s talk about how we can shift this narrative!

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  • Episode 3 – Working

    Hannah is standing with her leopard print walker and a cape that says 'Am I Disabled Now?' The caption reads, 'Episode 3 - Working'

    When do you tell your boss your sick? How do you even fit in working with a chronic illness? This weeks guest Jameisha from @youlookoktome talks all things working and disability. From asking for accommodations and the guilt that can come from that, we cover it all.

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