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Former Indy racer is first to show potential of driverless cars for disabled drivers

29 September 2016
Former Indy League racing driver Sam Schmidt, who is paralysed from the neck down, is first man to get licence exclusively for driverless cars (Yahoo)
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Third of UK workers believe disability is still a barrier to career progression

27 September 2016
Disability is still a barrier to career progression, according to more than a third (37%) of UK workers, a study has found (WeAreTheCity)
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People with non-visible conditions ‘worried about telling others’, including employers and colleagues

26 September 2016
Research published for Invisible Illness Week found that 66% of people would be hesitant telling an employer about a mental health issue, or an invisible illness such as ME, fibromyalgia or lyme disease (Selkirk Weekend Advertiser)
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Scope and Fabian Society collaborate to produce essays on making world of work accessible

26 September 2016
Scope has partnered with the Fabian Society to produce essays which looks at ways to reduce the disability employment gap (Politics Home)
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Depression and anxiety rates rising, according to UK data

23 September 2016
The latest figures on wellbeing from Office of National Statistics found that 19.7% of people had experienced anxiety or depression, up from 18.3% last year (The Impartial Reporter)
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New short film looks at everyday reality of living with mental health conditions

22 September 2016
A new film from news and culture site Vice examines the everyday lives of people with mental health conditions (It’s Nice That)
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Still many barriers to disabled candidates at major companies

22 September 2016
BDF’s George Selvanera highlights the scale of the challenge facing disabled employees and job candidates in an article by Forbes (Forbes)
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Former Paralympian to advise civil service on disability inclusion

21 September 2016
Former Paralympian Lord Chris Holmes and Purple Space founder Kate Nash OBE have joined a panel to help the civil service improve the way it treats disabled staff (Civil Service World)
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The end of the job description?

21 September 2016
George Selvanera, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at BDF, discusses what a move to less-fixed job descriptions might mean for disabled candidates (Recruitment International)
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Long way to go before Rio is truly disability-friendly, despite Paralympics

19 September 2016
An academic has argued that a journalist’s derogatory comment about the Paralympics represents wider accessibility challenges and lack of progress in Rio (PublicNow/University of Western Sydney)
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