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Two-thirds of councils pass tougher web accessibility test

16 May 2017
A test of accessibility and ease of use of council websites for disabled users sees 134 of 195 tested local authorities pass (UK Authority)
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60 per cent of PR professionals have suffered from poor mental health

16 May 2017
Survey by PR Week suggests low levels of wellbeing in sector and continuing stigma (Vuelio)
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Virgin Media and Scope team up to fight discrimination

15 May 2017
Southampton FC add Scope logo to their kit in bid to raise awareness of discrimination (JOE.co.uk)
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Blog: Diane Lightfoot on mental health and what employers can do

12 May 2017
CEO of Business Disability Forum Diane Lightfoot discusses what employers can do to safeguard mental health among staff as Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close (Forster Communications)
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1 million people risk being overlooked in election because of inaccessible manifestos

08 May 2017
Mencap has urged political parties to make their manifestos accessible for people with learning disabilities (Enable)
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Mental Health Awareness week: top myths debunked by experts

08 May 2017
‘Pernicious’ misconceptions around antidepressants, PTSD and serious mental health conditions are debunked by psychiatrists (iNews)
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Business Disability Forum welcomes First Lady of Japan

04 May 2017
Mrs Akie Abe, spouse of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, met Business Disability Forum and its associates as part of a state visit (Business Disability Forum)
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London City Airport drive to boost accessibility for passengers with autism

04 May 2017
The Airport worked with Business Disability Forum and National Autistic Society to produce a visual guide for passengers (London City Airport)
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‘Please offer me a seat’ badges for non-visible disabilities arrive on the Tube

04 May 2017
New badges for people with non-visible disabilities have been introduced on the London Underground (Good Housekeeping)
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The real cost of failing to make adjustments revealed by Microlink

04 May 2017
Microlink have released a tool to calculate the costs of workplace absences, which can be reduced by 76% with workplace adjustments (Microlink)
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