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Disabling matters

One in five people in the UK feels awkward meeting a disabled person, while 82 per cent say there should be more training at work to ensure employees feel confident about working with disabled people, reveals a poll commissioned by the Disability Matters Consortium, which has also launched a website as an e-learning resource. “We strongly encourage organisations, services and businesses to use these sessions to design additional training for their workforces and volunteers – by doing so, we can begin to bring attitudes towards disability out of the dark ages,”...

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