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1 An introduction from Susan Scott-Parker OBE February 2015

2 Global companies are coming together to create a unique business consortium which will pioneer a new conversation between business, people with disabilities and wider society: bdi bdi will enable global business leaders to develop the corporate insights and expertise required to address the systemic impact of disability on their business performance and on the societies in which they operate 2 business disability international

3 The bdi Charter The 10 Fundamentals of Disability Confidence: 1.Leadership 2.Communicating our rationale for becoming Disability Confident 3.Learning directly from disabled people 4.Moving beyond the expectations of disabled customers 5.Creating a truly accessible built environment worldwide 6.Liberating the potential of technology 7.Building Universal Design and accessibility into new product development 8.Encouraging our key suppliers to become Disability Confident 9.Becoming an exemplar employer 10.Enabling citizenship, respect and economic inclusion 3

4 The Global Technology Task Force is the IT technology arm of business disability international (bdi) and builds on a model proven by the UK BDF over 20 years Comprised of Chief Information Officers and IT leads from both bdi Founder and UK BDF partner companies, it brings together some of the largest global procurers and suppliers of IT services and technologies Members are aligned to a common Charter to liberate talent, increase customer access, improve business efficiency and enhance social equality Members benefit from the Task Force as a collaborative platform for best practice in the use of accessible technologies –A standard Maturity Model for organisational planning and progress –Effective use of technology as an enabler to remove barriers that stifle performance, productivity and profit –Proven approaches to meet legal and regulatory obligations Delivering value Platforms for Collaboration: Global Technology Task Force 4

5 Contact: Susan Scott-Parker OBE


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