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Diversity in the workplace has helped a lot of marginalized communities, but only ‘healthy’ ones, says Maria Alexandrou

Written by Laurie O’Garro Laurie O’Garro from Woman and Home had a sit down interview with Maria Alexandrou. Read below on how Maria plans to help create diversity in the workplace for marginalized communities.   Maria Alexandrou was diagnosed early in life with kidney disease. She was born in South Africa to Greek Cypriot parents and …

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Moving hearing impaired candidates from job seekers to job creators

As a fitting tribute to mark the end of Deaf Awareness month in September, INMED South Africa, has partnered with the Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF), to host an aquaponics training workshop for the hearing impaired at the INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (INMED ASE) in Vanderbijlpark. The INMED ASE is a new type of incubator of …

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Neurodiversity at work benefits everyone – why more companies are hiring people with Autism

By Carol A Adams, Professor of Accounting, Durham University Some of my favourite fictional characters include Spock and Seven of Nine from Star Trek, Dr Martin Ellingham from Doc Martin and Shaun Murphy from The Good Doctor. Apart from being brilliant at their jobs, they are all considered by the autism community to have autism. …

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Five ways companies can improve disability inclusiveness

Disability inclusion means understanding the relationship between the way people function, and the ability they have to participate in society. Every member of society should enjoy the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life in a professional and personal capacity. Disability inclusiveness involves creates a welcoming, user-friendly environment for all team players, which …

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Deaf Employee Sbonelo Ndwandwe Grabs Opportunity with Both Hands – Part 2

This is part two of the Sbonelo Ndwandwe story where eDeaf and Shoprite Checkers Decade of the Deaf project.
Growing up in the rural villiage of Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, Sbonelo Ndwandwe had nowhere to turn to when he got sick and lost his hearing. He also had no hope for employment. After completing the Shoprite Group’s Decade of the Deaf programme in partnership with eDeaf, he was employed by Checkers and now not only earns an income, but has a position he enjoys within the Fruit and Veg Department.

Microsoft’s Accessibility – Empowering people of all abilities

An inclusive technology environment can empower people of all abilities to push their limits and accomplish everything they want. Microsoft is committed to accessibility and this culture manifests itself in our technologies as well. Microsoft products and services are designed for people of all abilities. Discover how you can achieve more with these assistive technologies. …

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