BBC R4: Learning disabilities and the workplace

Most people with learning disabilities would like to work, but only a tiny minority are in paid employment.

Why is there such a gap between that desire and the reality?

Reporter Andrew Bomford meets a range of people who are trying to close that gap. One of them is Ismail Kaji who lobbies MPs on behalf of the charity Mencap to make workplaces accessible for people with a learning disability like himself.

Listen to the programme here.

Guardian: ‘Recognise Us’: portraits celebrate people with learning disabilities – in pictures

An art installation highlights the active roles of people with learning disabilities in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Recognise Us aims to challenge the stereotype that learning disabled people – who were artists and subjects for the images – are often invisible in communities

Find out more here.