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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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Interactive music initiatives used to boost health and wellbeing at work

13 February 2017
Workplaces are using interactive music and singing sessions and workshops for people with a range of physical or mental health conditions, including dementia and respiratory conditions. (Ely Standard)
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Premier League clubs face legal action unless accessibility is improved

02 February 2017
Equality and Human Rights Commission warns clubs: “the time for excuses is over” (Yahoo Sports)
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Commuters prepare to challenge Southern Rail over issues including disabled access

02 February 2017
Commuters are preparing to mount a judicial review against the government over state of the Southern Rail franchise (Tottenham Independent)
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BDF conference 2017 to be opened by Minister of State for Disabled People

30 January 2017
BDF has announced the date and venue of its 2017 conference (Recruitment International)
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