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December 3, 2020

We want to hear your disability smart stories!

2020 has undoubtedly been a challenging year. Coronavirus swept through almost every country, affecting many lives. But amidst all this, there have been some positives and breakthroughs, as people who may have experienced marginalisation are finding that their voices are slowly being heard.

And this is what we want to capture as the year draws to a close.

We are asking you to share your stories of how disabled people have been involved, included and helped create a kinder world in 2020 and this will be our end of year (Christmas) card which will go live on Thursday 3 December 2020 for all to view.

We want your videos, vlogs and blogs from your own phone and in your own homes, of disability smart stories from 2020.

These might be:

  • Learning how to run meetings virtually in a way that ensured everyone can participate fully whether by using captions or making sure that everyone can speak
  • Adapting at pace to include, involve and connect the workforce and the communities they serve
  • Shops and businesses who found creative ways to serve disabled customers and those of us who could not leave our houses to get the essentials and essential luxuries that made life bearable
  • Museums, theatres and galleries that threw open their virtual doors and enabled disabled people who might never have been able to visit in person share in the wonder within
  • Entertainment providers who created accessible ways for us all to pass the long and sometimes lonely hours and days in our homes
  • The tech companies that helped us all to stay connected with loved ones and workplaces in our own cities, countries and around the world and who made their services and technology ever more accessible for disabled people
  • And not least the key workers, some of whom are disabled and/or working with disabled people, who carried on throughout the pandemic turning up at their workplaces, keeping everything and us all going.

Send us your Disability Smart Stories and we will share all those that we can with the world via our website. We welcome a diversity of format and of voices.

Wherever you are, you can truly make a difference.

So, send your stories via email to by 26 October 2020.

We welcome different formats such as video, emails and audio. By sending the story, you are permitting the content to be shared on our platforms.

Upcoming Events

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October 21, 2020

Employment Taskforce

The Employment Taskforce sponsored by Microlink brings together Business Disability Forum members and partners to discuss the key issues in relation to the attraction, recruitment and retention of disabled people. The Taskforce has focused on a number of employment-related issues in the last 18 months including;   Access to Work Inclusive recruitment practices Workplace adjustments Disability passports or […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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October 28, 2020

HEI University Network

Online event We are pleased to announce that Business Disability Forum will be hosting our next HEI University Network, open to Business Disability Forum Member and Partner organisations. The HEI Network will discuss a range of issues from getting disability inclusion right for employees to ensuring that services are inclusive and accessible for disabled students. […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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November 4, 2020

Customer Taskforce

Hosted by Business Disability Forum Our next Customer Taskforce meeting will be held on Wednesday 4 November 2020 from 10am to 11:30am via Zoom webinars. This meeting will be an opportunity for our Customer Taskforce members to share current concerns and support each other in these challenging times. Please click here to register your place. […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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November 5, 2020

Communications roundtable

Online event We are pleased to announce that Business Disability Forum will be hosting our inaugural communications roundtable meeting, open to Business Disability Forum Member and Partner organisations. The communications network will discuss a range of issues, including: Covering the unique challenges faced by communication professionals.  Share groundbreaking tactics and insights, innovative practice and facilitate solutions-focused discussions with colleagues, including […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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November 26, 2020

Retail Customer Taskforce

Hosted by Business Disability Forum Our Retail Customer Taskforce meeting will be hosted via Zoom webinars on Thursday 26 November 2020. We realise at Business Disability Forum that this is a challenging time for all businesses, including our Retail Members, as they think about welcoming their disabled customers in person once again. With this in mind, we have scheduled a focused retail Customer Taskforce focused meeting, where you can talk to individuals in your […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am

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