Thought Leadership Blog

This is a very exciting place as a source of ideas on how to build an accessible and inclusive world. We kick off with our first article by Microlink’s CEO Dr Nasser Siabi on supporting disabled and neurodiverse individuals in Education & Employment.

The top six things you need to know about web accessibility, but may not have known you needed to ask

Web accessibility can seem like a daunting task. With rapidly changing legislation always looming on the horizon it is something that many organisations need to tackle. For the uninitiated, looking at the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (often pronounced as “Wuh-cag”) can leave even the sharpest minds feel like they are drowning in a sea of words. Read the full article

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Beyond Empty Rhetoric – A Frank Conversation About Inclusive Recruitment

I have spent over twenty years working in and around Disability. While my eyesight may not have improved over those years, my ability to see through empty talk most certainly has. Unfortunately, intended or not, when it comes to recruiting disabled people and hiring diverse workforces, it is far too commonplace for people to say all the right things without following it up with action. Read the full article

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Disabled by Circumstance: Widening our understanding and application of the social model of disability 

The traditional model for understanding disability, referred to as the Medical Model of Disability, focusses upon the features or symptoms of a disabled person’s condition in order to define their disability. Of course, diagnostic medicine and treatment is enormously valuable; but it is not without its limitations. Read the full article

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Towards a joined-up approach to supporting disabled and neurodiverse individuals in Education & Employment

Over the past thirty years – the length of time since we founded Microlink in 1992 – there have been dramatic changes in how we understand and talk about disability and neurodiversity. However, despite efforts to eradicate stigma and improve support to disabled and neurodiverse individuals, there remains significant work to be done. Read the full article

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