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West Ham joins forces with BT and Premier League to promote disability programme

27 February 2017
West Ham Defender stars in new BT and Premier League Programme short film (BT Sport)
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What we learned from applying the 'Square holes' model

23 February 2017
In our latest blog post, we look at how we applied the findings of our research paper 'Square holes for square pegs: current practice in employment and autism' to a recent event.
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Retail managers need more help to support employees with mental health conditions

23 February 2017
Only three per cent of senior decision makers in retail feel equipped to support employees with mental health conditions (Retail Gazette)
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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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10% discount on tickets to BDF conference for Recruitment International readers

21 February 2017
Recruitment International readers can claim a 10% discount for BDF’s 2017 conference on 11 April (Recruitment International)
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Ryanair asks wheelchair user to climb steps to board flight

21 February 2017
Student Niamh Herbert was left in tears after a member of the cabin crew asked her to use the steps ‘for easiness’ sake’ (London Evening Standard)
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Santander opens up accessibility with new voice-activated service

21 February 2017
Customers with iPhones will now be able to use their voice to access their accounts (ExecReview)
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Press release: Foreign and Commonwealth Office a leading employer of disabled people, says BDF

20 February 2017
London, UK: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have been confirmed as a leading organisation for accessibility and inclusion by Business Disability Forum (BDF). 
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Film Festival Challenge

17 February 2017
Calling all students and graduates to create an original short film! Take part in BDF’s 72 hour film challenge and present your creation to our membership which includes organisations such as Microsoft, BBC, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, Sky, Shell plus many more!
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Could shared space schemes exclude disabled road users?

16 February 2017
New 'shared space' schemes wherein cars and pedestrians use the same space could be inaccessible for many disabled road users (Fawcett Society)
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