Inspired by Publishing Podcast: Disability Confident - Breaking Down the Barriers, with Simon Holt

Our podcast today is on being disability confident in the workplace and how to break down the barriers. We are delighted to welcome our guest, Simon Holt. Simon is the Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier, as well as the Chair of Elsevier Enabled, a group of Elsevier employees based around the world representing people with disabilities and raising awareness of disability issues, and also sits on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Society of Scholarly Publishers. If you'd like to contact Simon directly regarding what was discussed in today's podcast, you can reach him via email at

See below a few of the online resources that Simon mentions during the podcast where you can find out more:

Government websites:

- Government website on employing people with disabilities

Access to Work



Disability Rights UK

Leonard Cheshire Change 100 Programme (internship partnership aimed at disability inclusion within UK employers)

Free Unconscious Bias Training:



Accreditation Bodies

- Disability Confident 

- Business Disability Forum

- Disability Equality Index