Disability special: changing perceptions

Disability special report: Opening doors to employment
The Disability Discrimination Act has attracted a lot of criticism for being too vague. How can businesses get more clarity on their legal responsibilities? Ian Cook reports on how one organisation hopes to help

Discrimination against disabled still rife, says report
Shut out: Our exclusive online survey shows that employers are happy to make practical changes to the way they work to open up access to the disabled, but prejudice is still rife, as Jo Faragher reports

Opinion: Attitudes to disability need to be changed 
On the surface, employers are more open than ever to disabled workers. They’ve installed ramps for wheelchair users, and made their websites clearer for the visually impaired, for example. Yet under this veneer, is this really anything more than simply

Dealing with disability
Many people think that disability discrimination legislation was first introduced in the mid-1990s. However, the fact is that such laws have been in force for more than 60 years.

Human resources profile: Clare Smith, director of HR, Leonard Cheshire Disability
Clare Smith saw disability charity Leonard Cheshire as just another interim human resources job. But it changed her view of the voluntary sector, and she has helped to transform its HR into a sleek business operation. Ross Bentley reports.

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