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Information for businesses on stammering (stuttering) and Equality Act 2010

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Last updated 24th June 2021 (part update 13th January 2022).

Information for businesses and other organisations in relation to people who stammer, both as employees and customers.

British Stammering Association (Stamma)

The BSA website has stammering resources for employers on Recruiting someone who stammers (stamma.org) and Supporting an employee who stammers (stamma.org), and BSA has a helpline (below).

50 Million Voices

50 Million Voices, www.50millionvoices.org, is an “ambitious global initiative seeking to transform the world of work for people who stutter – and for employers and society too”. They have produced this brilliant video (2:47 mins):

50 Million Voices video at https://vimeo.com/557984668

Access / customer service

Making services accessible is my section for businesses, public authorities and other organisations on making adjustments for customers/clients who stammer.

More on employment

On this website

Examples of reasonable adjustments – in recruitment/promotion and also in the job. These are aimed at both employers and people who stammer.

Otherwise, my employment section is primarily aimed at people who stammer, but will hopefully also be useful for employers.

Some employers or professions have stammering networks: see Employment stammering networks.

Occupational health article

In October 2010 an article by me was published in ‘Occupational Health at Work’ journal. You can download it here: Time to talk: Stammering in the workplace (pdf). The journal is published by the At Work Partnership.

Helplines and other sources of advice

Some listings on my Sources of Help and Advice page are relevant for businesses and other organisations, particularly:

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