Supporting your organisation to become Disability Confident
Technology is a great way to help to make your workplace more inclusive. If you’ve signed up to the Department of Work and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme, we’re here to make your journey that little bit easier, with the help of our innovative software suite.
If you’re already Disability Confident Committed and you're ready to take the step up to Employer level, you’ll want to visit this page to find out how we can help you.
Or if you're ready for the final stage, visit the Disabilty Confident Leader page where we’ve lots of information on how you can achieve it.
But, if you’re starting out you’re journey, you’ll need to take the steps below to reach level one - Disability Confident Committed. We’ve also outlined ways that our products can help you achieve this level of certification.
What you'll need to do
To be recognised as Disability Confident Committed, as an organisation 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 here
|The commitments you’ll need to agree to
Ensure your recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
Communicate and promote vacancies
Offer an interview to disabled people
Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
Support existing employees who acquire a disability or long term health condition - enabling them to stay in work
How our software can help you become Disability Confident Committed
There’s lots of great technology out there to help you kick start your journey, and below we’ve outlined some ways that our products can help you get to the committed stage of the Disability Confident scheme.
||How we can help
|Ensure your recruitment process is inclusive and accessible.
||• Browsealoud can be used to increase your website’s accessibility, particularly on your recruitment pages, allowing your job listings to reach the widest possible audience.
• Text-to-speech allows users to listen to your online content - removing barriers for people with disabilities, literacy difficulties and English as a Second Language.
• Read&Write and Browsealoud can be used to convert existing content into accessible formats with an audio maker tool.
• Read&Write can also be used during the interviewing process for written assessments and competency based screening.
|Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required.
||• Read&Write is widely recognised as a reasonable adjustment and is regularly recommended via the DWP’s Access to Work Scheme.
• Having organisation-wide access to Read&Write means that anyone in your workforce can benefit from the literacy tools. Open access to the tool also means that you’re anticipating any future reasonable adjustments that may be required, particularly where literacy is an issue.
|Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition enabling them to stay in work
||• As the UK population ages, more of us are working longer and acquired disabilities are becoming more common along with age related health conditions. Read&Write can support individuals with mild visual impairments, RSI and neurodiversities with it’s read back, word prediction, screen masking and other tools.