News UK is proud to launch Britain's first-ever conference aimed at improving representation of disabled staff in newsrooms across the UK. On Wednesday, March 23 journalism diversity experts and leading disabled journalists will come together to discuss a variety of topics including:

The benefits disabled journalists bring to newsrooms

A keynote speech with The Times' Melanie Reid

Breaking into journalism

Hear from young disabled journalists and the NCTJ on how to land your first job

Making journalism more accessible to readers

An interactive Q&A for the audience to discover the latest developments in accessibility

Retaining and supporting disabled staff

Support, adjustments and strategies for retaining and developing disabled staff

Neurodiversity in the newsroom

Experts discuss the benefits neurodiverse staff can bring to newsrooms

Life as a disabled journalist

Leading disabled journalists come together to talk about their experiences

This event will be broadcast from a digital event platform and is open to trainee journalists, disabled journalists, university students, Executive producers, jobseekers, managers and managing editors.

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Featured speakers:

Further speakers can be found here.