The fact that the number of disabled people working for Britain’s
top 30 agencies can be counted on one hand with fingers to spare is as
unsurprising as it is depressing.
It’s not that the ad industry is bedevilled with institutionalised
It’s more to do with a Catch-22 situation. Agencies don’t hire disabled
people because they never get job applications from them. Disabled
people, seeing how few of their number work in advertising, don’t bother
Campaign will be examining this issue in more detail in the near
Meanwhile, the Leonard Cheshire Foundation, which is spearheading
efforts to redress the balance, could help to break the vicious circle
by assuring those it helps that sending a CV into an agency isn’t a
waste of time.