New Online Jobs Hub Aims To Increase Visibility Of Disabled Freelancers

Decision-making around disability disclosure can often throw up issues that are thorny and tricky to work through.

Though these decisions are clearly informed by the relative visibility of an individual’s disability, there remain countless scenarios where the timing of disclosure, or indeed whether to disclose at all, becomes relevant for all disabled people.

The employment market is one such example, as, nowadays, the interaction invariably begins online, rather than face-to-face.

On the other side of the coin, recruitment is never just a one-way street and there are organizations out there keen to expand their approach to disability inclusion but without a clue on how to identify and positively select on disabled candidates.

Podium, an online marketplace launched by former Paralympic swimmer Liz Johnson during the lockdown, has its

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Advocates, Parents, And Disabled Students Want More Than Just Better Funding For Schools

Out of the dozens of issues that make up the world of disability policy and politics, education may be the most frustrating, and at the same time the most important.

One of the proudest achievements of the disability rights movement is the stunning change in education of kids with disabilities. In a little under 50 years, we have gone from a situation where most disabled students simply had no legal right to a public education — and were widely excluded from schools with no recourse at all — to a legal right and nearly universal expectation that all kids with any disability will receive a public education in a completely or mostly mainstream environment. It’s an undeniable improvement.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, generally referred to as IDEA, makes the right to a “free, appropriate education” for children and youth with disabilities Federal law, and outlines detailed roles

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