Please see below selected recent disability-related developments.
See also: Halcyon Disability Headlines
- Less than 16% of those with autism surveyed in the US National Autism Indicators Report by Drexel University have full-time paid work, and 51% who did have work said their skills were higher than the job required - findings which informed EY's initiative to create a more neurodiverse workplace. EY's "Neurodiversity Center of Excellence," which has been running since 2016, required buy-in from company executives and a period of time for experimentation, during which EY piloted forms of sourcing and interviewing to best accommodate individuals with autism.
- Eater warned that banning plastic straws could put a serious burden on some people with disabilities continue to face barriers at eating establishments
- Asos has been praised for selling clothes designed with people who have disabilities in mind. The online retailer has released a tie-dye waterproof jumpsuit for festival season, which has been adapted to be wheelchair friendly.
- In its Modern Workplace: Disability special report, the Financial Times looked at the struggles many disabled people face in finding employment, as well as the schemes and technology to help them become and remain economically active,