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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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How universities can improve their support for students with disabilities

Imogen Steele recently joined the Bascule team as a Marketing and Media Assistant. Here she provides us with a blog that describes her experiences at university, explaining how her the shortcomings of the uni made life as a student with a disability very hard... With the school system often failing students with additional needs, the number of individuals with physical...

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Did you hear the one about the accessible wet room with a step…?

The hazy definition accessibility in hotels As someone who is a wheelchair user and a regular hotel guest, booking an “accessible” room has always been quite a bugbear for me, and not something that has gotten much easier over time. Don’t get me wrong, a majority of the hotels I visit have flawless customer service. Members of staff are...

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The difficult journey through mainstream education as a disabled student

Imogen Steele recently joined the Bascule team as a Marketing and Media Assistant. Here she provides a blog that describes her experiences and the barriers she endured throughout primary education and how a lack of understanding of disability is causing the system to fail children with disabilities...  Born in the middle of August 1995, I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy...

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