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Book

Disabled people and employment: a review of research and development work

Authors:
BARNES Helen, THORNTON Patricia, CAMPBELL Sue Maynard
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
64p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Review of research and development initiatives intended to help disabled people get or stay in work, which takes the views of disabled people themselves as a yardstick by which to assess good practice. Draws on broad based consultations, pinpoints gaps in existing research, and highlights the varying requirements of disabled people, employers and service providers as users of research. Also identifies a need for the wide variety of development initiatives which exist to be more effectively targeted, more systematically evaluated, and brought to the attention of a much wider audience.

Book

Refurbishing offices for people with disabilities: a design and assessment guide for owners, occupiers, developers and advisers

Authors:
ROSTRON Jack, FORDHAM Murray A
Publisher:
Arena
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
111p.,illus.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Practical text in 2 parts. Part 1 offers design guidance for occupiers, owners and developers of offices to meet the needs of disabled employees for which existing property is suitable. This section is aimed at in house staff and non specialist external advisers. Part 2 provides a way of assessing, by means of a survey sheet, if an existing or alternative office building is suitable to meet the needs of disabled people. The sheet is for use by disabled people themselves, their employers, and non-specialist advisers.

Journal article

Positive about disabled people

Author:
MILLER Andy
Journal article citation:
Voluntary Voice, 97, September 1995, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
London Voluntary Service Council

Finds that the Employment Service offers more than tea and sympathy to disabled people looking for work.

Book

Employment policies for disabled people: a review of legislation and services in fifteen countries

Authors:
LUNT Neil, THORNTON Patricia
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Employment
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
222p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Sheffield

Contains detailed accounts of the current situation in all countries looked at, and in depth reports on France, Germany and the United States.

Journal article

Smoothing the path to work

Author:
TINDALE Sharon
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 4.10.90, 1990, pp.26-27,.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Reports on the Worklink scheme in Kirklees which helps disabled people find work and prepare for it.

Journal article

Community care : Glasgow shows its polish

Author:
WEDDLE I.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 7.9.89, 1989, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

A community business restoring furniture on Glasgow's Easterhouse estate is providing real jobs for disabled people.

Journal article

Personnel's role in managing disability

Authors:
POVALL Margery, et al
Journal article citation:
Personnel Management, December 1988, pp.42-47.

Reviews two recent studies and offers guidance for implementing appropriate policies.

Journal article

Real work, real play

Author:
MADDEN Phil
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 2.4.87, 1987, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Britain has a lot to learn from the American 'supported employment' programme for disabled people.

Book

Review of assistance to disabled people

Author:
MANPOWER SERVICES COMMISSION
Publisher:
Manpower Services Commission
Publication year:
1983
Pagination:
108p.
Place of publication:
Sheffield
Journal article

Lived employment experiences of college students and graduates with physical disabilities in the United States

Authors:
KIM Mikyong Minsun, WILLIAMS Brenda C.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 27(6), 2012, pp.837-852.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

While persons with disabilities are legislatively protected in the USA, they continue to experience high rates of unemployment. The aim of this phenomenological study was to focus on the employment experiences of college students with physical disabilities seeking employment opportunities after graduation in the USA. Data was collected using semi-structured, open-ended interviews with 8 college seniors and recent graduates with physical disabilities at an urban university located in the mid-Atlantic region of the USA. The findings revealed 6 major thematic areas: disability and impairment; accessibility; reasonable accommodations; discrimination; barriers and hindrances; and graduate or professional education. All the participants noted that workplace accessibility and accommodation are major concerns when they apply for a job. Their viewpoints or attitudes are diverse and range from pain to pride and from experiences of denied accommodation to support. Their major areas of concern are their own marketable skills and credentials as well as accessibility and accommodation in workplaces. Continued education beyond the baccalaureate is a priority for many participants rather than an immediate transition to work, and the Office of Disability and professors were considered important advising agencies.

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