Mixed messages for disabled people as extension of blue badge scheme announced alongside a misuse and fraud review

17 June 2019
Business Disability Forum welcomes new guidance published over the weekend (15 June), which extends the Blue Badge parking scheme to include people with developing conditions and severe mental health conditions. But the not-for-profit membership organisations says the announcement of a “misuse and fraud” review alongside the guidance gives out mixed messages to disabled people and reinforces unhelpful stereotypes.
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NatWest debit cards made more accessible for customers

03 June 2019
NatWest will be the first UK bank to make all debit cards dementia friendly All new cards feature notch and dots Also benefits blind and partially sighted customers  
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Survey on accessible transport and parking opens

28 May 2019
Tell us your travel experiences
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Interview with Bela Gor on The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey

23 May 2019
The following interview was conducted by Samantha Gilbert. It was originally published on LexisPSL and LexisLibrary on 13 May and is reproduced here with their kind permission.
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New guide to making meetings accessible launched

21 May 2019
To mark the launch of our new guide, Meetings Matter, Business Disability Forum is offering advice to all businesses on how to make meetings and events more accessible for disabled employees and clients.
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Findings reveal people with mental health conditions waiting too long for workplace support

13 May 2019
Some people with mental health conditions could be waiting for over a year for employers to put in place much needed workplace adjustments, new findings published today show.
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Balfour Beatty wins inclusive workplace employer award

08 May 2019
Business Disability Forum Member Balfour Beatty has won the 2019 ‘Inclusive Workplace’ employer award at the Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) awards ceremony this month.
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Read about our findings on workplace adjustments

08 May 2019
Read about the initial findings from our Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey in the current edition of Inspire Independent Living magazine
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Parallel, the world’s first inclusive mass participation event is set to return on 28 June 2020 in Windsor Great Park

30 April 2019
Parallel, the world’s first inclusive mass participation event is set to return on  28 June 2020 in Windsor Great Park; subject to contract.
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New research shows greater action needed on workplace adjustments

25 April 2019
Findings from a new and extensive survey on workplace adjustments were announced today (25 April) at Business Disability Forum’s annual conference in London.
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