The IP Ability committee are keen to spread the word about their work, and about the importance of inclusivity for disabled people and carers in the IP professions. It all helps to get conversations going and remove some of the stigma around disability. That in turn helps us become more confident about the way we support disabled colleagues and employees, as well as carers. Perhaps even more importantly, it makes it easier for disabled people and carers to speak up about the support and adjustments they need in order to make the contributions they know they are capable of.
Committee members have provided articles and interviews in two IP sector publications so far:
- An article on tackling the stigma of disability in IP, for World Trademark Review: also see our summary here
- The cover story, “Sense check”, for the February 2020 issue of CITMA Review, about supporting colleagues on the autism spectrum
We are grateful to these publications for helping us to publicise the great work that IP Ability are doing. We hope it empowers more people to get involved in the campaign for change.
If you can help us with future publicity, please contact IPAbility Network@gmail.com.