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Unlocking Potential: Understanding and Overcoming Employment Barriers for People with Disabilities

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​​In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability, 80% of which have a hidden disability. This represents a significant portion of the population, yet people with disabilities continue to encounter challenges in the job market. There is a need to learn and understand the potential barriers, such as stereotyping, unconscious bias and inaccessible workplaces, people with disabilities face when it comes to employment, and how, as employers, we can make changes and implementations to support disability inclusive employment.

In this whitepaper, Opus' Marketing Assistant & Vertas Group Inclusivity Champion, Kim Sale, identifies and explores the disability employment gap and barriers in more detail and advocates for comprehensive changes to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on creating equal opportunities for all, irrespective of ability. By fostering an inclusive workplace environment, businesses can help drive engagement, motivation, and talent retention at work.

To find out more about how employers can understand and overcome the barriers to employment faced by people with disabilities, download our whitepaper.

About Kim
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"Having lived with a disability myself since I was 13 years old, I've had to overcome challenges, stereotyping, and face barriers in my personal and professional life, and I believe that everyone, regardless of their background, should be treated with fairness and respect so I am dedicated to breaking down barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential. Our differences are what make us unique."