In this Q&A, Emma Mitchell, Talent Director at Ernst & Young (EY) who lives with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), shares how organisations can better support employees with chronic illness. Emma’s insights come from both her professional and personal experience in supporting employees with chronic illness and hidden disabilities.
This article was originally published in The Press and Journal on 8th January 2022.
Dyslexia manifests differently for everyone – letters facing backwards, jumbled words, moving text. It can be embarrassing and confusing, which leads many young people to find their own workarounds rather than risk letting anyone know they’re struggling.
But classes at Dingwall Academy are using learning software to help pupils overcome the symptoms of dyslexia.
On behalf of everyone at Texthelp and Don Johnston Inc., we are very happy to announce today that both of our companies are coming together to work as one.
We have worked in parallel in the edtech sector for decades. We both support equality and inclusion of all people, especially individuals with dyslexia and many other learning needs. So our collective plan in joining forces is to make our combined range of products available to as many students as possible.
Businesses all over the world are making great strides to bring equality to gender, race, and LGBT+. But too often, disability is neglected.
1 in 3 people show unconscious bias against people with disabilities, including neurodifferences. As individuals we can all challenge our own biases. As HR leaders, you can encourage others to do the same.
What is one way your organization can be more proactive in creating a workplace where curiosity about differences is welcomed and encouraged, and where inclusion is the mutual responsibility of everyone?