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Why a disability-smart supplier makes all the difference

07 April 2017
In our latest blog, Sir Ian Cheshire sets out why companies should ensure their suppliers and partners achieve the best outcomes for disabled people (Business Disability Forum)
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How inclusive and accessible is your hiring process?

07 April 2017
Jane Hatton, Founder/Director of Evenbreak, warns recruitment processes could be undermining organisations’ commitments to accessibility (Recruitment and Employment Confederation)
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New report shows disabled people face continuing challenges in society

07 April 2017
A report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has presented a stark portrait of the many barriers still faced by disabled people (EHRC)
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Tokyo 2020 to publish accessibility guide for Paralympic games

03 April 2017
The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics have released a guide designed to ensure the games are “accessible and inclusive for everyone” (Inside the Games)
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New Disability-smart blog from Diane Lightfoot

28 March 2017
In our latest blog post, CEO Diane Lightfoot discusses the latest report on reducing the disability employment gap by the Centre for Social Justice.
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Transport watchdog praises London councils for boosting accessibility

27 March 2017
TravelWatch says that 92% of London bus stops are now wheelchair-accessible, up from 41% in 2009 (Mayor Watch)
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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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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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