Disability Works on BBC News

Date: 13.02.2017     Last updated: 13.02.2017 at 10.34
From Monday 20 February BBC News will have a special week of coverage across TV, radio and online - titled Disability Works - exploring the experiences of disabled people in the workforce and as consumers.

Reporting from across the UK and around the world the stories will focus on the experience of disabled entrepreneurs and employees. They will examine how different businesses are innovating to help disabled people and look at the power of the purple pound in the UK and global economy.

As part of the week BBC News will report from Mumbai where a UK company is hiring blind people as perfumers, and from Wales where a farmer paralysed after a car accident has been able to continue working thanks to a specially adapted tractor.

They will also report on how the fashion industry has responded to disabled consumers and hear from the South African firm employing disabled welders.

The main day of output is Wednesday 22 February when reports will appear across all BBC News output including Radio 4’s Today Programme, the News at Six and Ten on BBC One, BBC News Channel, BBC World News, and BBC Online.

The BBC Ouch podcast will also host a panel of disabled entrepreneurs to discuss and provide practical advice on starting a business.

EJ