Press release: Business Disability Forum receives Mrs Akie Abe, spouse of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan

02 May 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum was honoured to receive Mrs Akie Abe, spouse of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, and Mrs Tsuruoka, the wife of His Excellency Mr Koji Tsuruoka, the Ambassador of Japan, at their offices on 28 April 2017.
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Press release: Do not risk alienating disabled people when outsourcing: message of new guidance from Business Disability Forum

25 April 2017
London, UK: You can outsource delivery, but you cannot outsource the responsibility for your reputation.
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Fujitsu enters ‘hall of fame’ for disability work

24 April 2017
London, UK: Be completely you. This was Fujitsu’s message to its employees as it joined a list of the best companies working with disabled people.
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Press release: Business Disability Forum given Disability Confident Leader status

19 April 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has achieved Disability Confident Leader status, making them one of the top performers under the scheme.
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High Speed Two’s Head of Equality to speak at Business Disability Forum event

10 April 2017
London, UK: Mark Lomas, the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at HS2 Ltd is confirmed to join ahost of other speakers at Business Disability Forum’s annual conference on disability-smart suppliers and partners on 11 April 2017.
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Manchester Met named a leading university for disabled people

04 April 2017
London, UK: Manchester Metropolitan University has become the first university to achieve the top ‘Gold’ status in Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard since the assessment was introduced in 2004.
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Press release: Project offers new pathways to work for Camden residents with disabilities

16 March 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has teamed up with the charity Cross River Partnership and a host of major employers for CamdenAbility, a new project offering career opportunities and support for Camden residents with disabilities and/or long term health conditions and who have been unemployed for longer than six months. 
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Press release: BT’s disability advocate confirmed as speaker for conference

10 March 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum is delighted to confirm that Hari Sundaresan, a passionate advocate of disability-smart workplaces, will be speaking at its annual conference on ‘Disability-smart suppliers and partners’ on 11 April 2017.
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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
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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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