Northern Ireland I am currently updating my Northern Ireland pages. This is a work in progress. Updated or created so far are: Types of discrimination are more limited in Northern Ireland – in particular the reasonable adjustment duty is more important because ‘disability-related discrimination’ cannot really be used; Education: disability discrimination in Northern Ireland – … Read moreWebsite updates July to August 2019
50 Million Voices is the campaign bringing together leaders from across the world to collaborate, share good practice, and transform the world of work for people who stammer. Societal bias means that millions of people who stammer are either unemployed or in jobs which are well below their potential. Employers and colleagues often falsely equate intelligence … Read more50 Million Voices: stuttering and work
British Stammering Association’s new Stamma campaign launched today, 18th July. The campaign aims to give the public an insight into what it means to stammer, dispel stereotypes and encourage people to take stammering seriously. The ads are going on bus stops and outdoor advertising space in the UK. A further screen says “stamma.org/join, STAMMA, Join … Read moreStamma poster campaign
Friday 27th September 2019, at City Lit, London. ‘Stammering Pride and Prejudice’ challenges the stereotype that stammering is inherently negative. It positions stammering as a different, valuable and respected way of speaking. It will be the first published book exploring stammering from a social model perspective written for people who stammer and the general public, … Read moreStammering Pride and Prejudice: book launch
Employment stammering networks Some companies and organistions have networks of staff who stammer. There may be one in your employer, or you could start one up. They can provide support and networking with other employees who stammer, and may have links to management. See my new page Employment stammering networks. Examples of jobs People who … Read moreWebsite updates May to June 2019
From June 2019 this site has a more modern look. It also works much better on smartphones. For the past few months I’ve been busy moving this website onto WordPress, a modern open-source website platform. WordPress developed mainly for blogs but is now used for websites much more generally. My previous design was looking rather … Read moreThis site is now on WordPress!
Recent updates to this website. April 2019 Update of the three Vento bands for compensation for injury to feelings in employment cases. March 2019 Main post-16 page updated, including more on STUC (Stammerers Through University Consultancy), www.stuc-uk.org. Also Oral exams, and assessed presentations page updated with further adjustments to exams, from STUC conference in January … Read moreWebsite updates to April 2019