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are the implications of employing a disabled person?
What does disability mean?
all have images which spring to mind with the mention of this
word, but disability covers such a wide range of conditions
and manifestations that it is virtually impossible to make general
needs of an individual with dyslexia in the workplace are quite
different from those of someone with visual impairment. Indeed
even students with visual impairments vary from one needing
nothing more than corrective glasses, to another needing computerised
speech output systems.
you know that the majority of blind people can read 16 point
print? This immediately challenges assumptions and images of
what limitations a blind person will have.
key fact is that each student and each disability must be assessed
differently. For you, the employer, the main issue should be
matching the right student to the right opportunity in your
are many organisations which can provide you both with general
help, and also with disability specific information and advice
when employing someone with a disability.
of help and information
implications of the Disability Discrimination Act for employers