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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 »

Changing Workspaces- A time for inclusivity?

Changing Workspaces- A time for inclusivity?

The office is evolving to accommodate new modern methods of working, but will employers consider everyone throughout this change? One thing the pandemic taught us, is that if push comes to shove, many of our jobs can be done from home. In fact, after the... read more »

Making reasonable adjustments also requires a cultural shift

Making reasonable adjustments also requires a cultural shift

Making reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities is vital for them to thrive and perform to their best ability. Whilst a failure to make a reasonable adjustment is considered discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, employers are still facing issues around implementing them.    read more »

Myths Debunked Around Employing People with Disabilities

Myths Debunked Around Employing People with Disabilities

Equality, diversity and inclusion is now at the forefront of many company agendas when recruiting staff, but a majority have made race, gender, religion or sexual orientation a priority over disability. This was proven in a report from CIPD (2022) that found that just... read more »

Are your staff the reason that disabilities are hidden?

Are your staff the reason that disabilities are hidden?

Whenever I work with a large organisation, I always ask, ‘how many people with a disability do you employ?’ To which, they usually respond with a very small percentage, often as low as one. I then ask them if they are certain about that... read more »

How much do we really learn in 'general' EDI training?

How much do we really learn in 'general' EDI training?

When it comes to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) training- there’s a lot to cover. After all, The Equality Act 2010 outlines nine different protected characteristics, so providing staff with a good foundation of general training on every one of these, (all in a limited... read more »

Making office festive fun accessible for all

Making office festive fun accessible for all

It’s that time of year when workplaces are having their annual festive 'knees up'- but is your party fun for all? How much effort and planning goes into consideration for guests with disabilities? Chris Jay, Bascule’s Managing Director, considers how festive celebrations can be... read more »

Inclusive Video Conferencing

Inclusive Video Conferencing

Bascule Managing Director Chris Jay offers a few tips on how to make video conferencing more inclusive There was a time when having a virtual meeting was a modern novelty- but now, in a post pandemic world, where Zoom has become a... read more »

Accessibility- Falling at the first hurdle

Accessibility- Falling at the first hurdle

In this guest blog, Bascule’s PR and Comms Manager, Spencer Butt describes his recent experience of an organisation’s failings in accessibility Having worked with Bascule Disability Training for many years, I feel like I have learnt quite a bit about accessibility.   Managing the PR and... read more »

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