Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended), Cardiff
Metropolitan University has a legal obligation not only to guard against direct
discrimination resulting from someone’s disability but also to:
promote equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled people
eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the DDA
eliminate harassment of disabled people related to their disabilities
promote positive attitudes towards disabled people
encourage participation by disabled people in public life
take steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities, even where
that involves treating disabled people more favourably than non-disabled people.
When seeking work placement for disabled students, it is expected Cardiff
Metropolitan University will make reasonable adjustment to enable this. You are
going to be the best adviser of how placement organisers can help you through
the application process and placement period. For example, extra support may
include increasing frequency of visits if required, assisting with CV writing
and applications, assisting with transport arrangements, ensuring adequate
health and safety measures are in place.
Cardiff Metropolitan University Disability Service, 029 2041
6170, will be able to provide you with additional information, including
financial assistance available etc.
These are just some of the organisations which provide support for disabled
students seeking work experience. If you need help finding more or making
applications, please make an appointment to see a Career Adviser.
SKILL (National organisation
supporting disabled students), Freephone 0800 3285050, Text Freephone 0800 068
Shaw Trust is a
national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for
work, find jobs and live more independently.
works with disabled university students and graduates to ease the transition
from education into employment and runs an ever-expanding range of internships
and graduate programmes for large international and UK employers.
(Royal National Institute for the Blind), Helpline 0845 7669999, Cardiff office
029 20 450440
Business is an organisation who will help visually impaired students look
for work, from supplying vacancy information, to assisting with the application
Blind People also offer support for work preparation for visually impaired
The Employers Forum on
Disability provides a framework for employers committed to developing best
practice in the employment of disabled people. Their membership list is
available on the website and may be a useful starting point when choosing work
experience providers with a positive attitude to disability.