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“Accenture is committed to diversity in the workplace and is continually looking for ways to better support its employees with visible and non-visible disabilities. Our sponsorship of Business Disability Forum’s Disability Standard demonstrates the drive the company has towards creating an inclusive environment for all.”
Zahra Bahrololoumi
Head of Human Capital and Diversity at Accenture UK

Designing the health care environment

  • Design in hospitals can be utilised to ease patient experience and to aid wayfinding. Don’t feel bad about investing in better places for staff. A happier and more professional workforce makes for better care. (Health Business)
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Tackling diversity in engineering

  • A report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering has suggested that, while many UK engineering companies are already engaged in driving better gender balance in the engineering profession, more work is needed in promoting ethnicity/race, sexual orientation and disability diversity. (Eureka Magazine)
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Equity moves to reassure performers about the impact of new equality monitoring

  • Performers are to be given support and guidance about what personal information they will be required to share under new equality monitoring rules. In a move aimed at improving cultural diversity in the UK, Arts Council England's national portfolio organisations now have to submit data on the diversity of their casts. (The Stage)
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Parliament can be proud of its record on mental health

  • In Parliament there can, for long periods, be taboo subjects, mental health used to be one of them. A number of colleagues so memorably broke this taboo in the Backbench Business Committee debate on mental health in June 2012. (Politics Home)
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Transport needs to be more inclusive for young wheelchair users

  • Three quarters of wheelchair users and their families and carers can’t travel as independently as they would like to and two in three do not feel confident enough to use public transport. (Able Magazine)
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