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Nominations open for Disability Smart Technology for All Award 2019

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The UK’s Business Disability Forum is seeking nominations from the technology industry for its Disability Smart Technology for All Award 2019.

Supported by Barclays, Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Awards showcase and celebrate employers and service providers which have demonstrated a clear and ongoing commitment to deliver for all customers and employees.

This year there are 11 Awards categories. These include workplace experience, technology, diversity and inclusion practitioner, global leader and the popular Disabled People’s Choice Award. There are also four new award categories around design, influencing, customer service, and communications.

Winners of last year’s awards included, Liverpool Football Club, Microsoft, Gatwick Airport and West Midlands Police.

“Through the Disability Smart Awards, we want to celebrate success, whilst challenging other organisations to become more accessible by raising the bar on inclusive business.

“Please help lead the way on change by sharing with us what your organisation is doing to ensure the needs of all employees and customers are met.” said Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum

Microsoft won the technology category last year for using cutting edge technologies to ensure their widely used products were as accessible to as many customers as possible.

All entries must be received by 6 September 2019. Winners will be announced at the Disability Smart Awards Ceremony on 23 October 2019.

For further information, visit http://businessdisabilityforum.org.uk or contact sarahb@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk or call 07980616108.

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