4 ways employers can combat stigmas surrounding neurodiversity19th December 2022 -
7 Universal Design for Learning Examples and Strategies for the Classroom6th December 2022 -
While UDL is a common phrase in many schools today, it can be difficult to implement practically in the classroom. To help with this, I’ve put together a list of 7 Universal Design for Learning strategies and examples for the classroom.
Providing students with essential access arrangements for maths at exam time30th November 2022 -
Equatio makes mathematics and science accessible on any page, in any document with its powerful screenshot reader. With such a strong suite of features we know that Equatio transforms the maths and science classroom experience for many students.
It now provides unrivalled accessible maths for students. Since Equatio is your students’ dependable, normal way of working across the year, it’s crucial that this support, and accessibility is available at exam time.
A Thanksgiving Letter21st November 2022 -
5 Assistive Technology tools for EVERY educator9th November 2022 -
During Texthelp’s Festival of Inclusive Education, I spoke about my journey as an educator. I started my teaching career as a secondary school ICT teacher. After a few years in mainstream education, I took the opportunity to become head of a STEM faculty at a residential SEBD school.
It was in this role that my passion for assistive technology was born.
Is the disability employment gap getting wider?9th November 2022 -
Earlier this year, we reported on the UK government’s goal to see one million more people with disabilities in work was reached. According to Government reports, over one million more people with disabilities are in employment, compared to five years ago. A great achievement.
However, in contrast, new figures also show that there are more than 20,000 people with disabilities waiting for support through the disability employment programme. An alarming jump from just under 5,000 a year earlier.
Last month, further stats have emerged. Analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) found that the pay gap for people with disabilities currently stands at £2.05 an hour – or £3,731 per year for someone working a 35-hour week.
This pay gap – which has increased from 16.5% last year – means that people with disabilities effectively work for free for the last 54 days of the year. The research also shows that the disability pay gap persists for workers throughout their careers too.
So, is the disability employment gap widening? And what can we as organizations do to address it?