Business Disability Forum about us

Business Disability Forum about us


Being a disability smart business means
more than just doing the right thing, it means removing barriers between your
business and disabled people to ensure that your services are accessible to
everyone and that your employees can reach their full potential. A growing
number of businesses understand this and are approaching disability in a way that
improves outcomes for both disabled people and the business, these
organizations are benefiting from improved staff engagement and
productivity greater openness about health well-being and disability and
reduce sickness absence, they are also able to do business with millions of
disabled customers in the UK alone there are 12 million disabled people with a
purchasing power of around two hundred and twelve billion pounds. At Business
Disability Forum we’ve spent over 25 years working with organisations in the
UK and internationally and we identified that the only way to become truly
disability smart is for a whole organisation to work together, disability
impacts on every area of a business from the processes for recruiting and
retaining employees to product development and the accessibility of key
functions such as ICT, facilities management and real estate. We support
organisations via our tried and tested disability standard business model which
looks at the organisation as a whole and examines how disability inclusion and
accessibility link into each different department and business area, it’s proved
to be a model that is both effective and universal as the disability standard has
been adapted for use in countries as varied as Australia and the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, our disability standard provides a clear roadmap towards doing
disability smart business in 10 key areas including commitment, adjustments,
recruitment, products and services and suppliers and partners. The future is now
when it comes to being disability smart no business can afford to overlook it
and with our friendly support and in-depth expertise no business has to. At Business Disability Forum our membership
benefits not just from the advice of disability experts but also from a space
that sees leading organisations from across the globe shared learning
know-how and insights into building businesses that works for everyone
come and join our disability smart business community.

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