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Youmanity Award winners announced

05 December 2018
The Youmanity Photography Award, run by Business Disability Forum Member Metropolitan Police, has announced that Sujan Sarkar has won the 2018 ‘This-Ability’ contest with his reportage on Mukul Roy. A labourer from West Bengal, India, Mr Roy had relocated to Rajasthan to work in a stone-crushing plant when he suffered an accident. His right leg became stuck in a machine had to be amputated. Unemployed, Mr Roy returned to West Bengal where he learned to make handicrafts which he now proudly sells at the market. 
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Press release: Business Disability Forum announces winners of the 2018 Disability-Smart Awards

30 November 2018
London, UK – Business Disability Forum has announced the winners of the 2018 Disability-Smart Awards today (29 November), recognising individuals and organisations around the world that have made an outstanding contribution to disabled people.
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Online retailers lose £450m over Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend due to websites which present barriers to disabled users

26 November 2018
London, UK – The second edition of the Click-Away Pound research survey is launched today. As online spending reaches record levels, new research aims to discover how much revenue UK businesses are losing as disabled customers click away from inaccessible websites.
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Black Friday - Business Disability Forum calls for greater accessibility for disabled bargain hunters as Christmas shopping period begins

23 November 2018
As Black Friday kicks off another busy pre-Christmas sales season today (23 November), a leading business and disability membership organisation is offering new advice to retailers on how to best meet the in-store needs of disabled shoppers. 
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The 12 Ways to an Accessible Christmas - a guide

23 November 2018
All we want for Christmas…are shops we can access! The festive shopping season has well and truly kicked off with Black Friday. But are disabled shoppers really getting what they want for Christmas?
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Half of workers with mental health conditions do not tell bosses

22 November 2018
A new survey has found that almost half of UK workers experiencing mental health conditions do not tell their managers or colleagues due to fears it will affect their careers. 
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Business Disability Forum comments on launch of new disability reporting scheme for businesses

22 November 2018
Commenting on the Department of Work and Pensions’ launch of Voluntary Reporting on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing today (22 November 2018), Business Disability Forum CEO Diane Lightfoot said:
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Exploring Identity Conference - Senior Scottish business leaders join call to talk honestly about disability in the workplace

20 November 2018
Businesses from across Scotland are being invited to a free conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday 11 December, where a number of senior Scottish business leaders and politicians will be speaking about their experiences of disability. Acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe comedian, Steve Day, will also be joining the line-up.
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Top tips for disability-smart retailers

13 November 2018
Our Head of Campaigns and Legal Bela Gor, looks at why Purple Tuesday is a reminder of the significance of the Purple Pound and the fact that disabled customers deserve not just to be able to get in to a shop, store or website but really great customer service as well. 
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New global alliance to promote face equality and stamp out discrimination

06 November 2018
A new coalition of campaigning organisations, Face Equality International, has been launched to campaign for 'face equality' globally. 
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