What we’ve done
Our members have been working together to deal with the problems Access to Work has been causing for deaf and deafblind people since October 2013.
We are currently working on improving our support for job seekers who have any level of hearing loss many of who have lost jobs and have to reapply. Often after having missed out on information re-training opportunities available to others who do not have communication barriers, a further disadvantage when competing for scarce jobs. We have agreed with Job Centre Management and DWP Accessibility Management how we can cooperate on this project when the systems are ready. We are now working on the systems required.