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How you can make your retail store more autism-friendly

At Bascule, we applaud businesses and organisations that make a commitment to creating a more inclusive service and brand, which is why this month we have a guest blog written by Rachel Clinkard, from the independent footwear chain, Charles Clinkard. In this article, Rachel explains how the footwear firm has placed autism awareness at the heart of their ethos...

A workplace revolution

 Could the coronavirus improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities? One thing we have learnt during the Covid-19 outbreak, is that many of our jobs can be done efficiently from home. In March, millions of British workers suddenly found themselves working on their laptops from their kitchens and spare rooms, jumping feet first into the world of ’home working’, whilst...

Reasonable adjustment during unreasonable times

As the Coronavirus crisis grows, a working culture of awareness, acceptance and support has never been more crucial. Managing Director of Bascule Disability Training, Chris Jay offers guidance for employers on supporting their most vulnerable staff members…    Hidden disabilities When most people think of someone with a disability, they usually picture a wheelchair user. It’s no wonder, the universal sign...

Chris Jay Announced as a Keynote Speaker at Diversity in Higher Education Conference

Chris Jay, the Managing Director of Bascule Disability Training, has been invited by the organisers of Westminster Insight’s Diversity in Higher Education Conference to be a keynote speaker at the event. The conference is scheduled to take place on Thursday 21st May 2020, and will address a range of issues such as exploring the importance of diversity in Higher Education,...

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New Year Resolutions to Improve Inclusivity

It’s the turn of a new decade, and the perfect time to reflect and consider your workplace culture. Chris Jay- the Managing Director of the social enterprise, Bascule Disability Training- has six suggestions for pro-active, New Year Resolutions that will enable organisations of all sizes to improve business and customer service- by becoming more inclusive organisations. Resolution 1- Increase...

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Disability in the UK- the positives vs the negatives

There’s no two ways about it- Purple Tuesday is a fantastic thing! For those that don’t know, Purple Tuesday is an international date, created last year, to focus on changing the customer experience for people with disabilities. On 12th November 2019, businesses of all sizes got involved, and many took decisive, practical actions to meet the needs of customers with...

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Bascule lowers costs of disability awareness training to combat rise in hate crimes

A recent soar in hate crimes against people with disabilities has led Bascule to offer businesses in Hampshire, Sussex and London a reduced rate for disability awareness training. Following October’s release of a report that revealed a shocking 22% national increase in disability hate crime since last year, (and a 71% rise in online hate crime), Bascule Disability...

Imogen Steele- Bascule's Marketing and Media Assistant

Imogen attends a roundtable discussion on the experience of disabled students

Our Marketing and Media Assistant, Imogen Steele, was recently invited to attend a roundtable discussion organised by Policy Connect and the HE Commission. Policy Connect is a cross-party think tank improving people’s lives by influencing policy. The event aimed to analyse the experience of disabled students at university. Former students with disabilities and their representatives, attended to give evidence on...

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