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What does an ideal workplace mean to you? Undeniably, one would equate “ideal” as having a reasonable salary, a positive work culture, personal development, career growth, great perks and benefits, as well as a good employer-employee relationship. Nevertheless, it is also vital for an employee to feel safe and comfortable at the workplace. This includes all employees, both abled and differently abled. However, the...
You are a company, and wish to hire PWDs (persons with disabilities). But strangely, you find none of them applying! Take a step further to encourage them to join you.          Here are some tips where you can get the attention of PWDs in hiring them:   1) Add promotional messages and welcoming language The purpose is to shift someone away from thinking “it is not for me”. Here...
Education is the gateway to a better life. Complete access to education is the first step towards realising the dream of equal opportunity. Yet, access to education, by itself, is insufficient. What also matters is whether or not the education provided adequately caters to the needs of all who have access to it. It is an undeniable truth that not all children are the same. Some children have physical and/or learning disabilities which a...
Are you a PWD/Marginalised community looking for a decent job opportunity: Requirements:  OKU Card holder (Preference will be given)  Above 18 years old  Have basic computer skills  Own a laptop  Willing to work remotely  Can converse in English    Kindly submit your latest CV/call   Mr Sashi Kumar- shashi.vr@gmail.com / 012 2535702 OR Mr...
Here are four ways employers can make workplaces more accessible and friendly for wheelchair users: Make workstation arrangements with your employee before their first day in the office. Have a conversation with a new employee about the layout of the workspace, including details about the height of the desk, before their first day on the job. Although standing desks are becoming increasingly popular at workplaces for...
For a graduate student, the job market is an intimidating space full of uncertainty. Add to that a disability, and the navigation of the professional world becomes even more daunting. From simple validation to the more complex navigation of identifying positions, interviewing and networking, individuals with disabilities face distinct challenges. That’s why the two of us -- Allison, a doctoral student with a disability, and Brian,...
This article was written by an external contributor as guide for any disabled graduates who are hunting for a new job.  Let’s be honest, the education system wasn’t built with disabled people in mind. That said, every year countless disabled students graduate and embark on successful careers in the industry of their choice. Nearing the completion of your studies and thinking about work can feel overwhelming. So, here are...
Many disabled students experience a sudden drop-off in support during the time between graduating from university and entering the workplace.   Holly Tuke, 23, a recent graduate who is registered as blind, went to her university careers service in her second year to get advice on finding a job. They recommended she apply for work as a bus driver – work she couldn’t do. “It was frustrating because they clearly...
  Make It Right Movement (MIRM) promotes workforce inclusivity via Special Jobs, a job portal specifically catered for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) jobseekers and corporations keen to employ PWD into their workforce. Bi-monthly Dialogue Sessions are held to provide advise and feedbacks to interested corporates on how to make their office a more disabled-friendly place and advantages of having PWD in their workplace. Mr Brian...
LETTER : There are 488,948 registered persons with disabilities (PWDs) up to October 2018, which translates to 1.53 per cent of Malaysia's population, according to the Department of Social Welfare (JKM), As for employment, the number of PWDs working in 2018 was 0.003 per cent in the public sector and 0.001 per cent in the private sector, according to reports quoting Challenges Foundation president Mary Chen. As the gap between the...