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How Shell developed a global approach to meet the needs of disabled employees

18 September 2018
Shell, whose Senior Inclusion and Diversity Advisor Georgia Silk chairs Business Disability Forum's Global Taskforce, have followed a variety of innovations to create a global approach to meeting the needs of disabled employees. Read our full news article online. 
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Going global: What businesses are doing to support disabled people around the world

10 September 2018
With our Global Taskforce meeting for the first time in early September, our Senior Disability Consultant Brendan Roach explores what business are already doing to bring disability-smart practice to the different regions and countries they operate in. Read the blog online.
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What does great customer service really mean?

07 September 2018
Business Disability Forum's Katherine Beavis talks about what great customer service means for her, ahead of Business Disability Forum announcing its Disabled People's Choice Award on 29 November. Read the full article online. 
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CamdenAbility looks to new heights for second year and beyond

20 August 2018
CamdenAbility, a joint project improving employment opportunities for disabled people in Camden and now in its second year of delivery has an ambitious goal of creating a network of employers who have improved how they attract, recruit and retain disabled people in the area. Now it is looking forward to its second year. Read more about the project here.
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Who are we? The people behind the job titles and why identity matters

07 August 2018
The following is a transcript of Diane Lightfoot's speech to attendees of Business Disability Forum's Partner Group Reception event on 26 July, where we brought together the organisations we work with the most closely to announce our focus on the theme of 'Identity' in 2018 and 2019. 
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Partner Group Reception 2018: Disability and accepting who we are

01 August 2018
Business Disability Forum started its 2018-19 financial year by announcing its new focus on the theme of ‘identity’ at its Partner Group Reception on 26 July.
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Technology Taskforce at 10: how it has changed the world

31 July 2018
Our Technology Taskforce turned 10 this year. A small group of people that first met in 2008, the Taskforce has gone on to bring major changes to the technology and business worlds. Read their story here.
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Launch of Global Business Disability Framework

23 July 2018
London, UK: Business Disability Forum is seeking to help global organisations better meet the needs of employees and customers with disabilities today, through the launch of its Global Business Disability Framework.
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Press release: Trade Bill threatens disabled people’s rights after Brexit, say 20 rights and disability groups

16 July 2018
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has joined disability and human rights campaigners in writing to Trade Secretary Liam Fox[1], warning that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights – including access to public transport – after Brexit.
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Letter to the Trade Secretary regarding the EU Trade Bill and disability rights

16 July 2018
Business Disability Forum has joined disability and human rights campaigners in writing to Trade Secretary Liam Fox, warning that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights – including access to public transport – after Brexit.
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