AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) launches the latest edition of What Happens Next? The report compares the employment outcomes of disabled and non-disabled university leavers six months after graduating.
Read the findings of the report here:
Thanks to Chris and our Careers Team @ BU for this relevant website & blog about the employment progress made with the increasing number of people with disabilities setting up their own businesses and entering self-employment.
Self-employment offers obvious advantages for many people with disabilities. This is becoming increasingly self-evident as the number of disabled entrepreneurs increases and their achievements are becoming more widely known and celebrated.
Find out more at this link, and you could sign up to their newsletter:
England’s first Disability Pride festival took place in Brighton. The one-day festival celebrated and educated people about all physical and mental disabilities. The event in New Road was supported by disability charities Scope & Amaze, and was funded by a £10,000 National Lottery grant. It was the brainchild of Jenny Skelton who has three adopted children, all with special needs.
The event ran concurrently with Disability Pride events in New York & Italy.
Thank to Ana for extraordinary BBC news stories about technological advances:
Moment schoolboy sees clearly again: Charlie started losing his sight aged four, leaving him only able to see close-up. Goggle footage – GiveVision:
Moment deaf woman hears for first time: Mobile phone footage captures the moment Joanne Milne from Gateshead – who has been deaf since birth – hears for the first time:
A seven-year-old from Shirley in Birmingham shows off her new sports blade to playground pals. Watch this heart melting BBC news story:
“I want to celebrate the powers and abilities that wheelchair users have”
Mohammad Sayed was abandoned by his family in Afghanistan after his house was bombed and he was left paralysed. Now he has become a US citizen, and designed a comic book superhero – Wheelchair Man – based on his own life story.
An inspiring BBC interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39044623
Celebrating the artistic ability of disabled performers
Thanks to Chris for this