Become a Disability Confident organisation

Our story

Here at Texthelp we see a world where difference, language or disability are no longer barriers. We’re passionate about creating innovative technologies to help unlock everyone's potential at work. We’re fully involved in and supportive of the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident scheme and would love to help you on your journey to cultivating an inclusive workplace.

Before diving into your Disability Confident journey, find out how we started ours and how we continue to strive for an inclusive working environment for all.

How to get on board

Stage 1: Becoming Disability Confident Committed

To be recognised as Disability Confident Committed, the first level of the initiative, you just need to agree to the Disability Confident commitments and identify at least one action that you’ll carry out to make a difference for your disabled employees. You’ll also need to sign up to the scheme.

There are a number of ways to get started and we’ve got all of the information, as well as the technology supports to help you begin your journey.

Stage 2: Becoming a Disability Confident Employer

To move forward in the scheme and be recognised as a Disability Confident Employer, your organisation needs to self-assess around two themes: ‘Getting the right people for your business’ and ‘Keeping and developing your people’.

There are a number of ways to achieve this and we’ve got guidance, support, and technology to help you become a Disability Confident Employer.

Stage 3: Becoming a Disability Confident Leader

To reach this final level of the scheme, you’ll need to have already achieved stage 1 (committed) and stage 2 (employer). You’ll also have to have your self-assessment validated externally, and show what you have done as a Disability Confident Leader.

If you’re ready to take the final step and become a Disability Confident Leader, read on to find out how we can can help you to be a leading light in the Disability Confident arena.

Get our guide

Our guide to Disability Confidence in the workplace is full of helpful information and recommendations to support you in adopting a strategy in your organisation.

Watch our webinar

In this recent webinar, our panel of experts from the disability confident arena discuss the importance and value of creating and embedding Disability Confidence in the workplace.

Download our infographic

Did you know that more than 12,000 businesses in the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme? Get some instant knowledge and useful statistics from this handy infographic.

We'd like to help!

If you'd like to know more about how best to support the diverse needs of your staff, let us help! We've worked with many organisations - large and small - to become more inclusive over the years, and we've lots of hands-on experience that we're more than happy to share.