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Lables are so old brain
OUR VIEW OF DISABILITY

Lables are so old brain

This short video explains that viewing the world of disability through labels is so old brain and how embracing new brain solutions holds the key to a world full of exciting possibilities for everyone.
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Imagine if everyone in your life who has a disability suddenly just disappeared. Oops forgot the 10% dyslexic. The 13% hearing impaired the 10% with sight loss, diabetes. Arthritis, learning disabilities, depressin, facial disfigurement dementia and Stroke, asthma, Speech impairment wheelchair users, autism, migraines, anxiety, amputations, brain damage, muscular dystrophy before we know it there would be no one left. There are more than 1,000,000,000 people with disabilities worldwide and the number is growing. Yet how many of us When we hear this word disability automatically click to the old assumptions. Nothing to do with me.

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It’s just a few wheelchair users, blind people, dogs, doctors and charities take care of them when actually the experience of disability, the unfairness and disadvantage that it brings is very much about me. In fact about all of us about our experience as we go through life and about getting older, which most of us would like to do actually we all know human perfection is rare.

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Why bother with the Olympics if everyone can do a 3-minute mile. The real problem is our side tendency to make assumptions about each other on the basis of labels? How we ourselves expect to be treated is changing as we recognise that we all have a basic right to respect, dignity and choice. We need to replace the unacceptable old focus on medical labels with the new focus on individual potential dignity and human rights, the old brain makes assumptions. Everyone just knows that blind people can’t use the Internet.

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The new brain asks how could this talented blind researcher do this job if we were clever simply put, impairment is what happens to disability is what we do to you refuse the ramp refused flexitime insist you apply online even though the technology won’t let you refuse to let you use a different keyboard. Assume you are just not worth the bother?

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That old click comes through especially loud and clear when you hear the traditional challenge. So, what is the business case for hiring disabled people, but just think nobody asks what is the business case for hiring say Canadians. Everyone knows some can do the job some can’t, some have the talent some don’t, some need adjustments, some do not.

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we don’t generalise about 35000000 people labeled Canadians why on Earth do we still generalise about more than 1,000,000,000 people labeled disabled. And yes, I am Canadian

and listen hard to the disabled graduates new brain reaction, but why do you need a business case for treating me properly? Business disability international wants to start a brand-new conversation, which drives a global revolution as disabled and not yet disabled come together to ask how do we replace the old brain with the new and in case you’re wondering who this Canadian is? I’m Susan Scott Parker chief executive of Business Disability International.

Most businesses and organisations share one thing in common: they want to achieve their goals in a timely manner with as little expense, waste, and distraction as possible.

At Microlink, we help companies use technology and skills to do that. Our niche is in helping companies comply with and exceed the requirements of law; as regards disabled workers whilst increasing productivity throughout the business.

Your company or organisation must comply with the law regarding “reasonable adjustments” for disabled (and other) employees. The good news is that this is what we do best. The result is that you will save money, become more productive than ever and increase your profitability and most Importantly hand over the worry to someone else; us. This Is what we do day In, day out and we are excellent at It. Let US carry the burden for you, we do for many major financial Institutions and major enterprises already. We have a series of models that just work leaving you to get on with your day job.

Workplace Adjustment Service: MiCase

Workplace Adjustment Service: MiCase

MiCase is our flagship “reasonable adjustment” service. This unique service has been honed over years of practical experience with leading UK employers.
Business Services

Business Services

Practical support for companies of any size or structure. Microlink can enhance existing services or provide help and guidance to begin implementing a new reasonable adjustment process.
Products

Products

Microlink are experts in sourcing products which remove barriers for people with any condition or disability in the workplace. With the right tools, we believe that everybody can achieve their true potential.
The Business Case

The Business Case

Every organisation in the United Kingdom is affected by long term health conditions, mental disorders, learning difficulties or disability in the workforce. Most of these impairments are hidden or non-visible.

Almost one in five people in the UK have a disability. In March 2013, 20.8% of the working age population (16 years – 64 years) in the UK (8.3 million people) had a disability.

Access To Work - General

Access To Work - General

Access To Work (ATW) is a government scheme run by Jobcentre Plus. A2W covers the financial cost of disability solutions that go beyond “reasonable adjustments.” Employers have a legal obligation to make “reasonable adjustments” for their disabled employees under the Equality Act 2010.
Access To Work - Employer

Access To Work - Employer

Access to Work (A2W) is a government grant which picks up where ‘reasonable adjustments’ stop.
A2W helps people with disabilities (long-term physical or mental health) start or stay in work. You either have an employee, or want to hire one, who has a long-term condition or disability. As a recruitment & retention tool, you show existing and potential employees that you care and support them.