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Hackathon for blind charity produces new dating app that puts personalities before looks

31 July 2015
20 developers were challenged to investigate how technology could improve dating opportunities for blind people, and increase social interaction with their sighted peers. (enable)
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Well-engaged disabled workers do better than other employees

31 July 2015
Really well-engaged disabled colleagues have higher levels of engagement than the rest of the workforce, according to the president of the non-profit group Business Disability Forum. (FM World Daily)
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Remote workers health and wellbeing neglected

29 July 2015
Research from financial protection specialist Unum has shown that only half of employers (53 percent) have put methods in place to ensure the health of employees working remotely. (TheHRDirector)
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Disability Confident - Thank you for making a positive change

29 July 2015
It is two years since the Prime Minister stood up in July 2013 and launched the Disability Confident campaign. While we still have much more to do, few could have imagined the success it would achieve in such a short space of time. (Huffington Post)
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Has disability sport lost its London 2012 Paralympics momentum?

28 July 2015
Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir fears interest in disability sport "will die" if it is not marketed properly. The Briton spoke out after 20,000 spectators turned up at the Olympic Stadium in London on Sunday to watch some of the world's top stars compete. (BBC)
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Association of Convenience Stores launches guide for retailers on Welcoming Disabled Customers

28 July 2015
The guide has been developed in partnership with the Business Disability Forum, and covers a range of issues including wheelchair access, how to assist blind or visually impaired customers and how to assist those with learning disabilities. (CSM)
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85% of disabled jobseekers find applications challenging

27 July 2015
Up to 85% of disabled people find that their condition has an impact when job-hunting, according to new research from the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. (Fresh business thinking.com)
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Employees with dementia increasing

24 July 2015
Employers are now considering the need to provide education on the condition and to support staff who are either suffering from or caring for someone with dementia. (theHRDirector)
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Disabled, male, and older workers are “far less engaged” than other groups, report says

22 July 2015
Researchers say that employers should view raising engagement levels in tandem with issues of diversity and inclusion, to drive up organisational performance and employee wellbeing. (BMJ Careers)
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"Good employment, not just full employment" urges TUC general secretary

22 July 2015
Government targets for full employment should also consider the quality of jobs, according to TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady. (HR Magazine)
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