By Thomas Marsden
My name is Thomas Marsden and I have designed this infographic to show the difficulties I have faced in finding employment in the past. The only place that has ever offered me regular employment was the cosmetics company Clarity, which was set up in 1854 by wealthy blind woman Elizabeth Gilbert to offer Disabled people work. I lost that job when staff were made redundant during the pandemic.
Each part of the infographic represents one of the stages I have to go through to try to find work. It starts with me writing my CV, then I attend job fairs and go for job interviews and then I get turned down.
I chose black and white photographs to represent each of these stages and then coloured them and added arrows around the page.
I hope the infographic will help employers understand how difficult it is for Disabled people to find work. It will show the obstacles that Disabled people face compared to non-Disabled people.