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The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme that is helping people with hidden disabilities

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability and requires additional assistance while out in public.

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Concerns over access on public transport prior to car-free day in London

Concerns have been raised by disabled people over the access of public transport following the announcement of a car-free day in London next month.

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Career development programme for disabled employees – apply NOW

Business Disability Forum is delighted to be able to offer new career development courses specifically designed for disabled people. Find out more to see whether it’s right for you and learn how you can enrol onto the course.

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Disability Smart Awards 2019 open for entries

The Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Awards 2019 are open to entries. Find out about the awards, this years categories and how to enter.

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Paralympian Will Bayley set to join Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Paralympian champion Will Bayley will be joining the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2019. Find out more about Will Bayley, his disability Arthrogryposis and who else is joining him on Strictly this year…

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More than 70% of disabled people we surveyed say UK attractions lack useable accessible toilets

73% of 280 disabled people we surveyed say UK attractions lack useable toilets with 71% saying they‘d been promised an accessible toilet before visiting.

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Drake Music hosts DMLab accessible music events this summer

Drake Music host live events this summer. Musicians, makers, technologists and sound artists come together to make music inclusive for all disabilities.

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Two taxi drivers refused to take disabled passengers

Taxi drivers refuse two disabled passengers – a wheelchair user and blind person with a guide dog – despite the law stating that all taxis should provide transport to any disabled person.

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Mayor with prosthetic leg faced online abuse over wearing flat shoes

A mayor with a prosthetic leg faced online ‘abuse’ because she wore flat shoes. She fears this will discourage other disabled people from getting into politics. Read on to find out more.

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Business Disability Forum’s Film Festival 2019 winners announced

The five disabled winners of the Business Disability Forum’s Film Festival 2019 have been announced. Find out more about the wining films, exploring topics from deafness to dyslexia.