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Tottenham Hotspur are first football club to adopt ‘non-visible disability’ signs

23 March 2017
Following supermarket chains such as Asda, Tottenham Hotspur have added new toilet signs to raise awareness of non-visible disabilities (BBC Newsbeat)
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Scope and GSK launch new service to assist disabled people into work in West London

23 March 2017
The ‘Kickstart’ project from Scope and GSK will offer personalised 1-to-1 support and in-work support (Scope)
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Character with autism makes debut in Sesame Street

23 March 2017
Informed by lived experience and consultation with autism organisations, a character with autism will debut in the classic children’s show in April (US Magazine)
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Press release: Project offers new pathways to work for Camden residents with disabilities

16 March 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has teamed up with the charity Cross River Partnership and a host of major employers for CamdenAbility, a new project offering career opportunities and support for Camden residents with disabilities and/or long term health conditions and who have been unemployed for longer than six months. 
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Guidance on creating accessible environments launched

14 March 2017
The Construction Industry Council have launched a new toolkit for designing inclusive and accessible environments (The Planner)
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Popularity of PDFs could be affecting accessibility

14 March 2017
Widespread use of file format prevents accessibility if not made compatible with screen readers (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)
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Press release: BT’s disability advocate confirmed as speaker for conference

10 March 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum is delighted to confirm that Hari Sundaresan, a passionate advocate of disability-smart workplaces, will be speaking at its annual conference on ‘Disability-smart suppliers and partners’ on 11 April 2017.
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New blog post: Diane Lightfoot on building inclusive organisations

07 March 2017
Our CEO discusses the key ingredients of a successful inclusive business in her latest blog post.
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Stress keeps two-thirds of working population awake at night

07 March 2017
A new report has revealed that one in four employees has taken time off work in the last year due to stress-related problems (Charted Institute of Payroll Professionals)
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Survey: do you have the right support at work?

02 March 2017
Please take a few moments to respond to our confidential survey and help us analyse where businesses are in terms of supporting disabled employees to progress at work
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