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10% discount on tickets to BDF conference for Recruitment International readers

21 February 2017
Recruitment International readers can claim a 10% discount for BDF’s 2017 conference on 11 April (Recruitment International)
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Ryanair asks wheelchair user to climb steps to board flight

21 February 2017
Student Niamh Herbert was left in tears after a member of the cabin crew asked her to use the steps ‘for easiness’ sake’ (London Evening Standard)
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Santander opens up accessibility with new voice-activated service

21 February 2017
Customers with iPhones will now be able to use their voice to access their accounts (ExecReview)
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Press release: Foreign and Commonwealth Office a leading employer of disabled people, says BDF

20 February 2017
London, UK: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have been confirmed as a leading organisation for accessibility and inclusion by Business Disability Forum (BDF). 
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Film Festival Challenge

17 February 2017
Calling all students and graduates to create an original short film! Take part in BDF’s 72 hour film challenge and present your creation to our membership which includes organisations such as Microsoft, BBC, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, Sky, Shell plus many more!
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Could shared space schemes exclude disabled road users?

16 February 2017
New 'shared space' schemes wherein cars and pedestrians use the same space could be inaccessible for many disabled road users (Fawcett Society)
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OkCupid removes discriminatory dating question after year-long Mencap campaign

16 February 2017
After pressure from Mencap, dating site OkCupid have stopped asking users who sign up whether “people with low IQs” should be allowed to have children (Enable)
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Press release: BDF’s disability experts share knowledge and advice for businesses in new podcast series

14 February 2017
London, UK: Listeners will soon have the opportunity to hear from leading experts on disability and business with a new podcast series from Business Disability Forum (BDF).
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‘Hard Brexit’ could see disabled people lose right to independent living say peers

13 February 2017
Peers urged the government to ensure continued access to personal assistants from EU countries to help people to continue living independently after Brexit (Disability News Service)
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GP to offer appointments via video calls

13 February 2017
GP practitioners to trial ‘teleconsultations’ via Skype or Facetime to aid disabled patients (Harrogate News)
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