Podcasts

Business Disability Forum podcast series

Legal Ease – making the complex comprehensible: The case against the Equality Act – why are there so few customer cases?

In this episode, Bela Gor and Catherine Casserley will be talking about the rights of people who the Equality Act 2010 says have the right not to be discriminated against by service providers. Why are there so few cases against service providers? Is it because there is no discrimination or is it because the law and enforcement isn’t fit for purpose and if so what can be done.

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Disability leading the way - Nasser Siabi and Bela Gor on mental health and FocusBand

Bela Gor and Microlink CEO Nasser Siabi discuss a neurofeedback device FocusBand. Nasser feels this technology which has been used by athletes to remain calm and focused in competitions could be beneficial to employees in the workplace to manage their mental health.

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Legal Ease - making the complex comprehensible positive and proactive recruitment of disabled people with Catherine Casserley and Bela Gor

We are delighted to present to you our latest podcast, the first of our new legal podcast series, Business Disability Forum's Head of Campaigns & Legal Bela Gor speaks to Catherine Casserley who specialises in discrimination and equality, employment and human rights law.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title, global edition - Brendan Roach and Edurne Alvarez de Mon

The third and last in our new global podcast series, Brendan talks with Edurne about her role at Fundación ONCE and what she feels Spain gets right and what could improve in terms of disability inclusion.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title, global edition - Brendan Roach and Caroline Casey

This series covers the theme of 'identity' on a global stage - Brendan talks with Caroline about her goal of influencing at least 500 companies to commit to having disability on their board agenda.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title, global edition - Brendan Roach and Daniel Pruce

Senior disability consultant Brendan Roach speaks to British ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce about disability on a global scale.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Neil Eustice

Lucy Ruck has a call with Diversity & Knowledge Manager for KPMG Neil Eustice. Lucy talks with Neil about how his job has changed over the years to match his passion for disability.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Steph Cutler

Lucy Ruck sits down with the founder of Making Lemonade and head of employment for Thomas Pocklington TrustSteph Cutler. Lucy talks with Steph about the impact sight loss has had on her work and social life.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Katherine Beavis

Technology Taskforce Manager Lucy Ruck sits down with our Executive Team Assistant Katherine Beavis. This series covers the theme of "identity" - Lucy finds out how Katherine identifies as having a non-visible and visible disability.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Martyn Sibley

Business Disability Forum's Technology Taskforce Manager Lucy Ruck sits down with Martyn Sibley Disability Horizons co-founder, blogger, author & podcaster. Martyn tells Lucy about his life of travel, experiences through school and his ultimate goal.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Corie Brown

In our fourth episode, Lucy Ruck sits down with Corie Brown from Channel 4. They talk about how Corie became a continuity announcer & co-Chair of 4Purple.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Caroline Eglinton

In our third episode, Lucy Ruck sits down with Caroline Eglinton from Network Rail. They talk about Caroline growing up in a small town in Scotland and how this affected her identity growing up.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Graeme Whippy

Business Disability Forum's Technology Taskforce Manager Lucy Ruck sits down with Graeme Whippy MBE. Lucy and Graeme talk about how disability has changed over the years in their lives.

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Who are we? The people behind the job title - Lucy Ruck and Diane Lightfoot

In the first of our new series of podcasts, Business Disability Forum's Technology Taskforce Manager Lucy Ruck sits down with CEO Diane Lightfoot. This series covers the theme of "identity" - and Lucy and Diane have a thoroughly candid conversation about how disability has played a part in their lives.

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Diversity and technology

Our CEO Diane Lightfoot sits down with Neil Milliken Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion at Atos to talk about the relationship between technology and diversity. 

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Data Monitoring 

With the fast-approaching, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will come into effect 25 May 2018, senior disability consultant Charles Clement and business disability advisor Kim Whippy discuss the importance of data monitoring. 

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Disability around the world

To mark the United Nations (UN) International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December 2017) we are joined by Business Disability Forum Chief Executive Officer Diane Lightfoot and Senior Disability Consultant Brendan Roach.

They discuss how important organisations are in pushing disability best practice forward to improve the lives of disabled people globally. 

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World Mental Health Day: mental health at work

To mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2017), our Advice Service & Policy Manager Angela Matthews sat down with Senior Disability Consultant Christopher Watkins to discuss this year’s theme, workplace well-being.

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Bank of England launches the new accessible £10 note

Our CEO Diane Lightfoot meets with the Bank of England’s Director for Banknotes and Chief Cashier Victoria Cleland to discuss the upcoming launch of the new Jane Austen £10 note on 14 September 2017 and how the note has been developed with accessibility in mind.

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Learning disabilities and employment

Business Disability Forum CEO Diane Lightfoot and Senior Disability Consultant Charles Clement discuss the topic of unemployment for people with learning disabilities.

Diane and Charles discuss how to recruit and retain employees with learning disabilities, what help is available for your organisation, what help is available for an employee with a learning disability, how to remove barriers within the application process and the benefits of hiring a person with a learning disability.

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An introduction to autism in the workplace

In this episode, Daniel Wiles and Michael Vermeersch discuss the barriers created in the workplace for people with autism.

Tune in to also hear about Michael's presentation 'If I can be myself I can be my best' and how Microsoft's diverse environment helped him improve things for disabled customers and employees.

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An introduction to performance management

In this episode, Disability Consultants Kim Whippy and Charles Clement discuss performance management. They cover frequently asked questions to assess the best approach for managing the performance of your staff who may have a disability.

Tune in to also hear what their top tips for effective performance management are!

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What is your organisation’s accessible tech maturity level?

In this episode by Lucy Ruck , Business Disability Forum’s Technology Taskforce Manager interviews David Caldwell, Barclays’ IT Accessibility Manager to find out how Barclays have used our Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) to find out how well they are doing in regards to accessible technology and to identify areas that they need to do more work in.

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Workplace adjustments - a whole organisation approach

Listen to Dr Nasser Siabi and Business Disability Forum's George Selvanera discuss the challenges of implementing a successful workplace adjustments process and the benefits Microlink has seen. Dr Siabi is Microlink’s Founder and CEO, he has 25 years’ experience delivering adjustments, helping over a quarter of a million people with disabilities health conditions to succeed in education and employment.

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BDF Advice service discuss non-visible disabilities

Hear Business Disability Forum's Advice service discuss non-visible disabilities, the most common topic that managers contacted them for advice and guidance on in 2016.

Our Senior Disability Consultants Charles Clement and Christopher Watkins talk about why employers struggle with managing non-visible disabilities and give practical advice on how to get this right.

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