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Companies 'should be fined' for failing to be accessible

04 January 2017
A Paralympian has called for 'huge fines' to be levied on companies who fail to be accessible for disabled people (Huffington Post)
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8.5% of people on Honours List have a disability

04 January 2017
Latest list of those to receive honours features good representation of disabled people (Gov.uk)
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Number of people with learning disabilities in work ‘shockingly low’, says Mencap

03 January 2017
Mencap have highlighted the low numbers of those with learning disabilities in work as they launch efforts to increase employment numbers (Leamington Observer)
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£180,000 payout after Employment Tribunal rules ‘misconduct’ arose from disability

03 January 2017
A school that fired a teacher for misconduct was forced to pay £180,000 after the incident was linked to disability (HR Director)
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Huge compensation payout for underpaid disabled workers in Australia

22 December 2016
A landmark ruling has seen the Australian government pay $100million in compensation to disabled workers underpaid under discriminatory policy (SBS)
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Google Maps now shows which locations are accessible to disabled people

22 December 2016
A new function on Google Maps shows where accessibility features like ramps are installed (Tech Times)
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Video: No Go Britain

15 December 2016
Channel 4 video explores the disability employment gap in the UK - and what companies like EY are doing to close it (Channel 4)
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Poll: museums not doing enough to be accessible for disabled people

15 December 2016
A report released by VocalEyes reveals museums are often not accessible (Museum Association)
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Deaf interpreter brings music to life at Nottingham venue

15 December 2016
An interpreter service at Motorpoint in Nottingham has been recognised for improving accessibility (Nottingham Post)
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Disability and accessibility not prioritised when companies buy in recruitment, says BDF

15 December 2016
Research by BDF’s Strategy and External Affairs Director George Selvanera reveals disability is missed out of outsourcing agreements (Recruitment International)
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