Disabled jobseeker initiative gets European recognition

A Web site aimed at finding jobs for disabled people has received two European awards.

Jobability.com, the Web site aimed at helping people with disabilities find jobs, has received two European accolades. Together with Workability - a scheme which provides computers and training for disabled people - jobability forms part of an initiative involving totaljobs, disability charity Leonard Cheshire and Microsoft UK. It is aimed at helping people with disabilities get training and into work. Jobability fought off tough competition to win an EC-supported e-award in Brussels, for the best use of technology to bring about inclusion. Workability received further recognition by reaching the finals of the Stockholm Challenge, an awards programme for pioneering IT projects worldwide. After obtaining skills through the Workability scheme, people with disabilities can log on to jobability.com and apply for jobs advertised by employers committed to employing disabled people. Candidates are guaranteed an interview, provided they meet the job specification. Workplace access requirements for disabled people under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 are compulsory from October 2004.

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