Unique, inclusive and accessible courses have helped more than 80 disabled people upskill or change careers – and even more will be able to this year.
Ability Today, a social enterprise which supports disabled people to unlock their potential, has launched courses to help develop journalism and SEO skills.
Soon the community enterprise company will launch further courses in bookkeeping, website design and customer service skills too – helping hundreds of disabled people build meaningful careers.
The courses use technology to break down the barriers to education.
Previous students on journalism courses – a Certificate in Foundation Journalism and a Diploma in Journalism run by the Academy for Disabled Journalists and exam body the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) – now work at ITV, the BBC and various other journalism companies.
ITV journalist Jamie Green said: “I couldn’t have done it without Ability Today! Having their support to do the NCTJ diploma in a way that was accessible for me has made moving into journalism so much easier.
“I’d advise anyone looking to follow a similar path to get in touch with Ability Today, you won’t regret it!”
Dr. Julie McElroy, is completing the Diploma this year and is now a BBC Journalism Apprentice.