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Disability Awareness for Education Professionals

Disability Awareness for Education Professionals

Bascule Disability Training recently provided an online disability awareness training session in partnership with the Independent Schools Association entitled- Embracing Difference: A practical approach to disability awareness for education professionals.  The delegates were from varied backgrounds and roles including Head Teachers, Assistant and Deputy... read more »

Avoiding the Tick-Box Approach

Avoiding the Tick-Box Approach

Should the Government accredit disability awareness training providers? Last week, the Government launched its long awaited Disability Action Plan, a document that sets out the immediate actions to be taken in 2024 to improve the everyday lives of people with disabilities, whilst laying the... read more »

The big difference between planning and executing

The big difference between planning and executing

Over the years, I’ve learnt that planning for an emergency is one thing- executing that plan is another. This thought went through my mind last week, as I sat, trapped in the accessible wet room of a hotel, with nothing but a towel and a... read more »

How to prevent unconscious bias around disability

How to prevent unconscious bias around disability

It’s not always easy to determine why we make certain choices. If you ask yourself, what made you choose those clothes, pursue that career, or be friends with certain people, you’ll probably think about your preferences and inclinations. “I bought that coat because I... read more »

How does a business widen its talent pool?

How does a business widen its talent pool?

  There is an ever-growing amount of evidence to demonstrate the benefits of having a diverse workforce, with findings proving it can lead to economic growth, improved creativity, an enhanced workplace culture, staff retention and motivation- to mention just a few. Despite this, many organisations find... read more »

How accessible will your business be in 2024?

How accessible will your business be in 2024?

As we enter into a new year, many companies will be looking for ways to improve inclusivity and become a more accessible organisation. As with any planning, it’s always beneficial to take stock by measuring how inclusive you currently are, as this will help... read more »

Including disability in your EDI Strategy

Including disability in your EDI Strategy

There are many benefits to having an Equity (formerly Equality) Development and Inclusion (EDI) strategy. Not only does it enable you to create an inclusive, fairer working environment, it builds the foundations for a workplace culture that will allow employees to feel valued, motivated,... read more »

Should we ask? Should we assume? Or just become more aware?

Should we ask? Should we assume? Or just become more aware?

If you’re someone with a visible disability- you will almost certainly have a story or two about those moments when a stranger has approached you with an intrusive, inappropriate, offensive or just plain stupid question. It can happen on the street, in a restaurant, on... read more »

Banter, Bullying and Harassment- Understanding the boundaries

Banter, Bullying and Harassment- Understanding the boundaries

When most people think of bullying, they think of the experiences of children or teenagers, but the truth is, bullying is also experienced by a huge number of adults in the workplace. In fact, in 2015 a poll from TUC stated that 29% of... read more »

Purple Tuesday: A new perception of disability

Purple Tuesday: A new perception of disability

The following article was written by Bascule Disability Training's Managing Director- Chris Jay- for MyCustomer.com  Over recent years, a vast number of companies have introduced strategies to embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. However, evidence has shown that many of these strategies overlook the importance of... read more »