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Neil Milliken discusses need for single standard on e-accessibility

23 April 2018
In the latest instalment of our Disability-smart blog, Neil Milliken of Atos talks about using the Business Disability Forum's Accessibility Maturity Model and how it helped establish an international standard of practice for Atos offices in different countries.
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Press release: Embrace technology for an inclusive future, employers agree at Business Disability Forum summit

19 April 2018
London, UK: The future is already here and businesses must embrace technology so that changes include rather than exclude. 
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Diane Lightfoot joins WharfAbility event on employee mental health

09 April 2018
Our CEO Diane Lightfoot will be speaking at the latest WharfAbility event on 11 April.
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Press release: Outstanding disability rating recognises work by Royal Bank of Scotland

03 April 2018
London, UK: The Royal Bank of Scotland has attained a rating of 95% in Business Disability Forum’s 2018 Disability Standard, a world-class tool that measures how good an organisation is at working with disabled people. 
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Press release: Minister to open Business Disability Forum conference on the future of disability in the modern workplace

29 March 2018
London, UK: Sarah Newton MP, Minister of State for Disability, Health and Work, will be opening Business Disability Forum’s annual conference, on 18 April in London, exploring what the modern workplace means for business and their disabled employees and customers.
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Press release: Young filmmakers could get their big break with Business Disability Forum event

12 March 2018
London, UK: A disability film festival held by Business Disability Forum in London this summer will see lucky students win a paid job with the production company 90seconds.
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Press release: Business Disability Forum to hold summit on the future of disability in the workplace

26 February 2018
London, UK: Opportunities and risks to disabled employees posed by automation and other changes to the workplace will be the theme of a flagship Business Disability Forum event in April. 
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A hearing impairment and a successful career: a case study at Royal Bank of Scotland

21 February 2018
Ewen Stevenson, Chief Financial Officer at Royal Banking of Scotland, began to lose his hearing at age 40. In this article with the charity Action on Hearing Loss, he talks about following a successful career with a hearing impairment. 
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Press release: Businesses unprepared for threats to disability rights post-Brexit, survey finds

12 February 2018
39% of people believe there will be no change in disability laws post-Brexit 38% believe there will be no impact on employment rates of disabled people 47% believe Brexit will have no effect on the number of opportunities for disabled people 75% of business-owners believe Brexit will make no difference to  the way they hire workers post-Brexit 71% of business-owners believe Brexit will have no effect on their ability to accommodate disabled employees and customers 57% of business-owners didn’t foresee a fall in profits due to Brexit Figures released to senior business leaders at event sponsored by Sopra Steria Recruitment on 8 February
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Press release: Lloyds Banking Group named one of the most inclusive companies for disabled people

08 February 2018
London, UK: Lloyds Banking Group has achieved the highest possible grade in Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard, the world’s first business-led management tool used to measure accessibility and inclusion in the workplace. The Standard assesses ten core criteria, including physical accessibility, workplace adjustments and products and services, enabling businesses to accurately plan for, and measure their progress.
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