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Collaboration and knowledge-sharing

No business should feel alone on their accessibility journey. We’ve found that great things can happen when you work together with like-minded individuals and organisations.

A key note speaker at an accessibility event

Share your experience

We continue to be inspired by innovative practices we find across the globe, which in turn challenges us to think differently or to find new ways to remove historical barriers.

Have you started out on your accessibility journey? Was there a ‘lightbulb moment’ for you? What’s the most surprising thing you’ve found so far? We would love to hear your examples of how you are making your businesses more accessible. Or, do you have an idea for how we could be more accessible here at Barclays? If so, we’d love to hear it. Email us at accessibility@barclays.com

Barclays Events

We regularly hold knowledge-sharing and networking events; for example to mark International Day of Older People (1 October annually) and International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December annually). If you would be interested in find out more about such events, please email your name, job title and organisation details to accessibility@barclays.com.

Inspiration, insight and expertise

Depending on your industry or business, and where you are at on the journey, there will be many different ways to move forward. However, with so many passionate and experienced organisations out there already, there is no need to feel like you’re starting from scratch. Here are a few more of the expert organisations who may be able to provide valuable information or ideas for where to start:

The Business Disability Forum (BDF)^ (opens in a new window) 
The BDF is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in creating disability-smart organisations in order to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.

Euan’s Guide – Disabled Access Reviews^ (opens in a new window)
Founded in 2013, Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website and app that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places.

Extra Costs Commission^ (opens in a new window)
The Extra Costs Commission was a 2014-15 inquiry into the extra costs faced by disabled people and their families.

Tourism is for everybody^ (opens in a new window)
Travel and tourism bring some of life’s most positive experiences. This shouldn’t change when you have a disability. Tourism for Everybody is working towards a society where travel and tourism feel great for every individual.

VisitEngland – Providing Access for All^ (opens in a new window)
VisitEngland is the county’s national tourist board providing tourism businesses with a range of guidance, tools and resources to help increase engagement with the valuable accessible tourism market.

More examples of the disability focussed organisations we have worked with and learnt from are included throughout the other sections of this Accessibility Site.

Mindroom is a charity committed to helping to raise awareness about the needs of children and adults with Learning Difficulties. Their guide: ‘It Takes All Kinds of Minds’ PDF†^ (371KB) (opens in a new window) offers clear insight and practical guidance on how to support the needs of people with some of the most common Learning Difficulties including ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dyslexia in a range of everyday situations.

Learn more about making your business accessible

Inclusive workplaces
Attracting, supporting and developing a diverse workforce.

Inclusive customer service
We have created various support tools to help understand the needs of customers with different disabilities.

Inclusive design
A general approach to creating new products and services that address the needs of the widest possible audiences.

How can we help?

To discuss switching to Corporate Banking at Barclays, call us on: 0800 015 4242 *