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Developers call for accessibility to be embedded in gaming

02 March 2017
Independent video game designers have called on industry leaders to embed accessibility in game mechanics (GamesIndustry)
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West Ham joins forces with BT and Premier League to promote disability programme

27 February 2017
West Ham Defender stars in new BT and Premier League Programme short film (BT Sport)
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Key facts from 'Disability smart approaches to engaging suppliers and partners'

24 February 2017
Leading up to our conference, we have highlighted some key statistics from our November 2016 research report ‘Key aids and barriers to effectively engaging suppliers and partners’. The report highlights some common denominators within our Member and Partner organisations and how these can affect disability-smart outcomes within supplier and partner relationships: BDF is also delighted to announce that we will be launching our new guidance, 'Step by step: Achieving disability-smart outcomes in work with suppliers and partners'. This new guide will give practical tips and advice to support each stage of any procurement process to achieve more for your people and your customers with disabilities and health conditions. To download the entire infographic as one image for sharing, please click here. To download an accessible version, please click here. The following infographic is accessible and should work with all screen readers. Please contact us with any feedback if you have trouble accessing this infographic by emailing media@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk.
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What we learned from applying the 'Square holes' model

23 February 2017
In our latest blog post, we look at how we applied the findings of our research paper 'Square holes for square pegs: current practice in employment and autism' to a recent event.
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Retail managers need more help to support employees with mental health conditions

23 February 2017
Only three per cent of senior decision makers in retail feel equipped to support employees with mental health conditions (Retail Gazette)
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Press release: Conference will reveal huge impact of inaccessible technology on businesses

22 February 2017
London, UK: Delegates will have the chance to hear from experts in the world of technology and digital accessibility at Business Disability Forum’s 2017 conference.
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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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