Business Disability Forum
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. By providing pragmatic support, sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities, we help organisations to become fully accessible to disabled customers and employee.
We have more than twenty-five years’ experience of working with public and private sector organisations, formerly as the Employers’ Forum on Disability, where we were instrumental in lobbying for an creating the first meaningful disability legislation in the UK in the shape of the Disability Discrimination Act. Our 300 members now employ around 15% of the UK workforce and range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to transport providers, construction companies, retailers, higher education providers and public services.
For further information, please visit: www.businessdisabilityforum.org.uk
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.
DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 15 agencies and public bodies.
For further information, please visit: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions
Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK (DR UK) is the leading user-led national pan-disability charity. We describe ourselves as ‘disabled people leading change’. 90% of our trustees have lived experience of disability, as do our consultants and the majority of our other staff. DR UK works extensively with both the private and public sector to promote and create inclusive environments, products and services. In the past 12 months DR UK has worked with Lloyds Banking Group, Johnson & Johnson, Adidas, the Imperial War Museum and many others on employment, access and customer experience initiatives.
For further information, please visit: www.disabilityrightsuk.org
MyClearText offers an expert live captioning service that translates speech to text at 99% accuracy. Operating globally with specialism in Corporate, D&I and Tech events. MyClearText also provide consultancy services to businesses and production management companies who are proactively seeking to make their events more inclusive, by offering live captions at conferences, Town Halls, webinars, conferences calls, interviews and meetings and to live streamed events to enhance the accessibility of events. The services are also useful for Global companies where English is the business language.
MyClearText is providing live captioning at the d&i Leaders Disability at Work Summit 2019.
For further information, please visit: www.mycleartext.com
PurpleSpace is the world’s only networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, network and resource group leaders and allies from all sectors and trades.
We developed out of Kate Nash Associates work in supporting or establishing disability employee networks and resource groups for organisation including: Fujitsu, Barclays, EY, PwC, GSK and Transport for London.
We are a small social business with a big mission:
“To make it easier for employees to navigate the experience of ill health, disability or the experience of an accident or injury, at the same time as flourishing at work.”
We do this in three ways:
- By creating the world’s first professional development and best practice exchange for disability employee network and / or resource group leaders, allies & champions
- By supporting employee network and resource group leaders to build vibrant disability networks that help colleagues to bring their authentic selves to work
- By helping employers to improve business performance by learning directly from disabled employees
Ultimately we believe that the only real way for employees and employers to build disability confidence is from the inside out.
Our members and clients are together investing in a unique ‘movement’ of existing disabled employees and their allies, champions & executive sponsors who all have skin in the game.
For further information, please visit: www.purplespace.org
The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI)
The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2011 which is working to remove the barriers that disabled people face when job hunting. RIDI recognises the central role that recruiters play in improving the experiences of disabled people and works with recruiters and employers, providing information and tools they need to be Disability Confident.
A programme of events and communications raise awareness and create confidence through education, support and networking each year. RIDI hold an annual award ceremony to celebrate progress on disability in recruitment which are now becoming a regular fixture in the recruitment industry calendar.
For further information, please visit: www.ridi.org.uk
The Valuable 500
The Valuable 500 is the global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda.
We need 500 national and multinational, private sector corporations to be the tipping-point for change and to unlock the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities across the world. Because the potential of 1.3 billion should not be ignored.
Whether you’re starting your disability inclusion journey, scaling up or leading the charge, join The Valuable 500 to show the world how it’s done.
For further information, please visit: www.thevaluable500.com
Recite is a Cloud based web accessibility solution which allows your visitors to customise your site the way they need it to work for them. You can test it out for yourself on this d&i Leaders website.
Easy to use, our award-winning software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features. Our web accessibility software helps you reach a wider customer base and benefits millions of people who currently miss out on your online content. More visitors will be able to access your digital content at work, at home or on a mobile. Recite works across all devices.
For further information, please visit: www.reciteme.com
ClimateCare is changing the way governments and business tackle climate and development challenges. The group believes that climate change, poverty and sustainable development are so interlinked that they cannot be tackled in isolation. And, given the size of the challenges, ClimateCare cannot rely solely on government aid to solve them. Businesses, governments and civil society must work collectively to deliver the speed and scale of change required to support a sustainable future.
From its offices in the UK and Africa, it works with hundreds of organisations to deliver integrated Climate+Care programmes which protect the environment and improve lives. To date ClimateCare has improved life for over 6 million people whilst cutting 16.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions and has set an ambitious vision for 2020.
d&i Leaders is pleased to offset the carbon emissions associated with our d&i Leaders Disability at Work Summit 2019 attendee travel (including speakers, delegates and sponsors) through our carbon offsetting partner ClimateCare. The carbon footprint of attendee travel is balanced with investment into projects that cut carbon and improve lives.
For example, ClimateCare’s Gyapa stoves project brings energy efficient, clean cooking technology to low income households in Ghana. Household adoption of these clean cookstoves reduces exposure to hazardous indoor air pollutants, a primary cause of respiratory disease, improving the health of the cooks, typically women and children.
The clean cookstoves are designed to allow food to be cooked more quickly and require 50-60% less fuel, saving families money and protecting Ghana’s forests, which have one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa. Stoves are manufactured locally, allowing specialist skills to be developed bringing additional income to businesses within the Gyapa supply chain.
For further information about the projects we are supporting, please click here.