Is Your Organisation Disability Confident?

03 March 2021

employer employees office disability (c) Topconcept shutterstock_1683773941 (1).jpg

Do you have the right processes and tools in place to support a workplace, where people with disabilities can thrive and where their colleagues are comfortable working with, supporting or reporting to, someone with disabilities?

BATA are hosting their annual Workplace conference, on-line this year, and have invited a host of leading speakers to walk you through the best route to creating a disability confident organization - from certification to selecting the best tools, where to get help and how to get funding. You will also hear from aspirational Disability Confident employers and learn how to set up home working environments for people with disabilities.

The format will be a mix of short, informative talks by industry experts followed by workshops to give you an opportunity to tease out ideas with fellow delegates.

This online event is free to attend and you can book your place here at :-


9.15 Sign in and welcome

9.30 Introduction to a World of Inclusion

Noel Duffy, Chairman, Dolphin Computer Access Ltd

9.45 Disability Confident – Aim & Purpose

Amanda Wadsworth MBE DL, Disability & Work Opportunities , DWP

10.00 Case study

Harjit Bansal, North East London NHS Trust (winners of the ENEI awards)

10.15 Tools to support a Disability Confident workplace

Claire Jones Sales Director, Clear Talents Limited

10.30 Funding

Habib Baluch, Disability Advocacy Team

10.45 Reasonable Adjustments and Equality Legislation

Martin O Kane, Specialist Lead for Employment, RNIB

11.00 Comfort Break

11.10 Working from Home – best practice advice

Lawrence Howard, Hands-Free Computing

11.25 When accessibility becomes inclusion - exciting developments arising from Universal Design

Steve Tyler, Accessibility Director, Leonard Cheshire

11.40 Workshops –

• Encouraging Diversity & Inclusion Leadership

Janine King, CEO, iDiversity and Toby Mildon, Diversity & Inclusion Architect, Mildon Ltd

• Introducing people with disabilities into your organization

Aidan Healey, CEO, Lexxic Ltd

• Will it cost more - Access to Work

Liam Petit, Matchware

• Navigating employment law safely

 Martin O Kane, Specialist Lead for Employment, RNIB

12.40 Report back and Round-up

1PM End