Access Ability: an interactive website for employers

Access Ability ( is a new interactive website that can help businesses recruit and retain people with disabilities. 

Simple and easy to use, Access Ability directs employers to local organisations that can offer advice and support, and can direct employers to a pool of job-ready candidates.

Set up by leading providers of Work Choice and Access to Work – the government’s disability employment programmes – Access Ability is a response to the urgent need to engage with you as employers. And it is committed to supporting you to become ‘disability confident’ and grow your business.

Access Ability recognises that barriers exist when it comes to taking the first step to recruiting a person with a disability or retaining a current employee when they become disabled. With many sources of support and financial help available, Access Ability can help show you how easy it is to take that all important first step.

Access Ability provides a single point of contact – enabling easy access to the right information from the right people, right on your doorstep.

Visit the Access Ability website and use the search facility to enter your postcode and locate your nearest provider

You will be presented with a map of your local area and a list of organisations that can help you to recruit and retain people with disabilities. You will be given all the necessary contact details and also an overview of the types of support available.

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A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales number 07033535. Registered Office: Shaw Trust, Third Floor, 10 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6BN. Email:

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