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Check out our blog for articles about improving employability and overcoming obstacles that people with disabilities may come across in the workplace.

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Improve your employability with Use My Ability. Browse our site or get in contact for any additional help and advice.

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Employment Advice

No matter if you are a student, an employer or university staff, we aim to help you improve your knowledge on disability employment in the UK. According to the Equality Act definition, between 16-19% of the population have a disability. People who have a disability are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people and we want to change that. Would you like advice on:

  • developing employability skills?
  • abilities that underpin employability skills?
  • impairments that impact on the abilities?
  • inclusive strategies?

If yes, please get in contact with what you would like to acheive and let us know what one of the following best suits you…


University Staff


The Law

It is a criminal offence to discriminate against someone due to disability, whether it be physical or mental. This includes treating someone less favourably due to their disability. Discrimination doesn’t have to be direct to be illegal either. Other examples of disability discrimination include; Working conditions or rules that put a certain group of people at a disadvantage

  • Not hiring someone because of their disability
  • Making someone redundant because of their disability
  • Paying someone with a disability less than another worker without good reason
  • Failure to make responsible adjustments

If you feel like you have been discriminated against you may be able to bring your claim to a performance you may be able to take your employer to a tribunal. If you would like advice, please don’t hesitate to get in contact today.

Improving Employability Skills Workshops for Students

Communication is a key part of employability, we will teach you how to effectively and professionally communicate through role play exercises, as well as tasks to help improve key employability skills, including;

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organisation
  • Self-management
  • Learning
  • Technology

Assistive Technology

Technology is everywhere in modern work life. We teach different levels of technological capability, as well as teaching you how to use assistive technologies. This helps improve employability be allowing you to be more efficient. Some of the technology that we teach includes;

Office technology

Non-office technology

Other types of assistive technology


Different funding schemes set up by the UK Government are specifically designed to get more people with disabilities in the workplace. These schemes provide employers with funding to install different types of disability aids in the workplace, such as;

  • Bathroom aids
  • Mobility aids (ramps, disabled access doors)
  • Assistive technology

Have any Questions?

If you have any questions about our services or how you can use your ability in the workplace, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. No matter your disability, if it invisible or not, we can support you with whatever you need to get into the workplace.