Understanding Money: The Disability Pay Gap Devalues Disabled People
Money can say a lot about underlying beliefs. It’s much more than a medium of exchange: it shows you what a society prioritises, what it respects and who it values. The monetary value ascribed to something or someone often speaks volumes of society’s views. So, what then of the disability pay gap? The news towards…
What NOT to Say to Disabled People at Work
The question “what do you say to disabled people?” should not be a question that needs asking. Disabled people don’t type “what do you say to able-bodied people?” into Google. Why would they? (I’ve just tried it, the results were fascinating). It is estimated that approximately 15% of people across the globe have some form…
Sunflower Lanyards: Does ‘One Size Fit All?’
According to Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme®, the concept of the Sunflower Lanyard “originated in 2016 when London Gatwick Airport asked “How can we recognise that one of our passengers may have a non-obvious disability?”. The answer was to create a lanyard with a simple sunflower design on a green background. The lanyards intended to…
Re-Evaluating The Needs Of Disabled People In The Employment Worl
Today marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which for us, as an organisation made up of disabled people, has a particular resonance and significance. Breaking down barriers and consulting on the needs of disabled people in the workplace is fascinating, but not always straightforward. Here at The Ability People, we are thrilled to…
How can workplaces enforce both diversity and inclusion?
Diversity and inclusion are typically prescribed in the workplace as a singular practice, as opposed to two separate considerations. The main consequence of this is that too often, one is applied without the other. As increased diversity in the workplace offers a more visible marker of success, it’s no surprise that companies opt to diversify…
Tap in the news
It’s been a busy summer for everyone at TAP. In the lead up to our official launch, we were delighted to receive a huge amount of media attention, successfully putting TAP on the map as the UK’s first ever disability-led recruitment consultancy. From national newspapers to business publications, everyone’s talking about TAP. In this blog,…
BBC 100 Women: TAP co-founder Liz Johnson makes the list!
Last week we were thrilled to see our incredible co-founder and TAP Managing Director Liz Johnson named as one of the women on the prestigious BBC 100 Women list. The BBC 100 Women list celebrates inspiring and influential women from around the world, from leaders and trailblazers, to everyday heroes. Liz joins the list alongside household names such…
Liz Johnson speaks at LinkedIn Talent Connect
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