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Key facts from 'Disability smart approaches to engaging suppliers and partners'

24 February 2017
Leading up to our conference, we have highlighted some key statistics from our November 2016 research report ‘Key aids and barriers to effectively engaging suppliers and partners’. The report highlights some common denominators within our Member and Partner organisations and how these can affect disability-smart outcomes within supplier and partner relationships: BDF is also delighted to announce that we will be launching our new guidance, 'Step by step: Achieving disability-smart outcomes in work with suppliers and partners'. This new guide will give practical tips and advice to support each stage of any procurement process to achieve more for your people and your customers with disabilities and health conditions. To download the entire infographic as one image for sharing, please click here. To download an accessible version, please click here. The following infographic is accessible and should work with all screen readers. Please contact us with any feedback if you have trouble accessing this infographic by emailing media@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk.
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Press release: Conference will reveal huge impact of inaccessible technology on businesses

22 February 2017
London, UK: Delegates will have the chance to hear from experts in the world of technology and digital accessibility at Business Disability Forum’s 2017 conference.
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Press release: Foreign and Commonwealth Office a leading employer of disabled people, says BDF

20 February 2017
London, UK: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have been confirmed as a leading organisation for accessibility and inclusion by Business Disability Forum (BDF). 
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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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Press release: Business Disability Forum announces 2017 conference: disability-smart suppliers and partners opened Penny Mordaunt

27 January 2017
Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that its 2017 conference is now open for registrations.  
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Court ruling another step towards accessible travel

18 January 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum (BDF) has noted this week’s (18 January) Supreme Court decision requiring bus drivers and their employers to do more to accommodate disabled passengers.
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BDF releases key findings from roundtable on Government's Green Paper on employment & health outcomes for disabled people

13 January 2017
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Secretary of State for Health presented to Parliament a Green Paper that aims to transform employment and health outcomes for people in the UK with disabilities and long term health conditions.
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Flawed business contracts to blame for bad experiences of disabled airline passengers, says BDF

11 January 2017
Flawed contracts between airlines, airports and suppliers are likely to blame for the often-reported poor experiences of disabled passengers, Business Disability Forum (BDF) has said. 
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Press release: Royal Bank of Scotland named one of the best businesses for disabled people

09 January 2017
London, UK: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has scored 88% in Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard, a world-renowned tool used to measure accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.
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Press release: UK online retailers lose out on £11.75bn ‘Click-away pound’

05 December 2016
London, UK: UK retailers could be missing out on online sales estimated at £11.75 billion a year because their web sites fail to take into account the needs of people with disabilities, according to research from BDF Associate Rick Williams.
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