A SWINDON business stressed the importance of helping the disabled is celebrating Disability Pride Month and highlighting how its team helps disabled people.

Website digital design agency O’Brien Media in Cheney Manor is recognising and promoting the yearly event which is held in July to increase awareness of disability as an identity, how it affects people and the community, and the pride that disabled people have and can bring.

The firm has been a Disability Confident Leader since last August and its staff try to ensure they champion disability in the community.

Having team members who have disabilities is something which is important to them, and they aim to educate others through partaking in the Disability Confident Scheme.

Inclusion officer Camilo Pires said: “As someone who is disabled myself, working for an organisation that promotes disability confidence and events such as Disability Pride Month, really makes me feel valued as an individual.”

Senior designer and lead seveloper Chris Grant added: “We are proud to be Disability Confident Leaders, and proud to champion inclusion in the workplace when it comes to individuals with disabilities of all kinds.

“We believe that when it comes to inclusion all businesses should go that extra mile and provide a workplace that is accessible to all, and Disability Pride Month is the perfect time to look at your HR processes and identify where you can make changes to accommodate those with disabilities.”

The scheme is from the government, which says it "supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace”.

Disability Confident aims to create a movement of change by encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

It was developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives to make it rigorous but easily accessible, particularly for smaller businesses.

Chris added: "If you are a business, we highly encourage you to join the scheme so that we can all ensure that the working world is fair for all regardless of someone’s particular needs."

Find out more details out about the scheme at disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk

O'Brien Media's professional web design team has over 15 years of experience developing websites and digital marketing solutions for small businesses and multi-nationals.

It also offers services in social media marketing as well as e-commerce. Visit www.obrienmedia.co.uk