NADSN Conference in Chester 2015

The University of Chester proudly hosted the first NADSN Conference on Wednesday 4th March 2015, during the University of Chester Diversity Festival 2015.

This was organised Kathryn Leighton and Hamied Haroon (on behalf of NADSN).

PowerPoint slides, kindly provided by the speakers, can be downloaded as follows:

Here are videos of the sessions, kindly provided by the University of Chester:

 

 

 

 

Copyright of the slides and videos belongs to the authors.

If you have any queries about this conference, please contact Kathryn Leighton at the University of Chester.

Here is a photo of the organisers and some of the speakers:

Diversity Disabled Staff Networks Conference

Left to right: Karisa Krcmar, Kathryn Leighton, Tina Horsman, Hamied Haroon (in the foreground), Chris Brill and Nicola Martin

 

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#PurpleLightUp

December 3rd is the UN’s International Day of Disabled People. To celebrate this significant day, we have partnered with PurpleSpace to mark the occasion with #PurpleLightUp, a vibrant global movement using the colour purple, which is emblematic of disability, celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million Disabled employees around the world, and we’re inviting you and your organisation to take part.

Why join in?

Taking part in #PurpleLightUp gives you and your organisation the opportunity to:

  1. Jointly celebrate ‘purple talent’ and human potential.
  2. Show commitment to disability inclusion and accessibility.
  3. Raise the profile of your staff networks and the work that they’re doing.

Taking part is easy. From sharing the #PurpleLightUp hashtag, to lighting up your organisation in purple, there are countless ways to mark the occasion. Perhaps highlight the achievements of Disabled role models in your organisation, or join us as we take part in PurpleSpace’s 24-hour #PurpleLightUp global broadcast, or share some of the successes of your staff networks on social media, or explore any of the other great ideas listed in the official #PurpleLightUp booklet. Whatever you do, let’s make sure we shine a (purple) light on the value of Disabled employees and everything we’ve achieved.

We are stronger when we work together.

NADSN is proud to be supporting PurpleSpace in this great initiative. We’ve seen first-hand the power of staff networks to create meaningful change for Disabled employees as we work towards inclusion and accessibility in all areas of life. The hard work and dedication of our networks should not go unnoticed. So, let’s come together to celebrate all that’s been achieved and make our contributions visible all over the world.

And don’t forget, NADSN is also on hand to offer advice and support for starting or growing your staff network as you move from strength to strength in ensuring inclusion for Disabled people in your organisation. We are stronger when we work together. So, let’s do this!

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