Event Summary

The Scottish Government has committed to halve the disability employment gap in Scotland by 2038*. Embracing disability inclusion is not a choice, but a business and national necessity.

Holyrood Insight’s Disability Inclusion at Work Conference will bring Scottish employers and disabled people’s organisations together in one room. Gain practical insights on recruiting, retaining, and including disabled people at work.

Learn directly from Scottish employers who are leading the way. How are they supporting learning and development needs and the career progression of staff with disabilities? Create cultures of belonging to ensure staff feel supported and bring their best to work.

You will have the opportunity to ask your specific questions to our legal expert on disability inclusion.

Hear best practice from the BBC on normalising staff with disabilities and leading conversations around workplace adjustments. Learn about the introduction of optional disability passports. Hear practical advice from leading organisations such as University Edinburgh, Auticon and The Donaldson Trust on how to effectively support neurodivergence and staff with hidden disabilities.

Consider the impact of new ways of working – how are remote and hybrid working models impacting the working lives of staff with disabilities?

This event is designed specifically for Scottish employers across all sectors and disabled people organisations.

* A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People: Employment Action Plan – March 21

Key Points

  • The role of employers in the Scottish Government’s ‘A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People Action Plan’
  • The business case for disability inclusion for Scottish employers and workers
  • Employer’s legal responsibilities for disability inclusion and workplace adjustments
  • Learning from lived experience of disability leaders, champions, and role models
  • Attracting and recruiting talented staff with disabilities
  • Creating strong cultures of belonging and inclusion in the workplace
  • Re-thinking practices, policies and workspaces to better support neurodivergence and staff with hidden disabilities

Venue Details and Access

The Conference will take place at a fully accessible venue in Central Edinburgh. Attend this half-day event in person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers. The venue will be announced at least two weeks prior to the conference date.

Please let us know about your access requirements before 4 September. STTR (Speech to Text Reporter) will be available.