Welcome to the Disability website

Your one-stop-shop for information, guidance and support for anything disability and accessibility related.

The BBC is committed to being inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Disabled people are a diverse group with differing requirements, some of which aren’t always apparent. Accessibility for our staff will ensure that we attract and retain the most talented people to contribute to the creativity of the BBC. For our disabled audiences, accessibility can be central to receiving a quality service and therefore it is essential that all our services take this into account.

In this website you’ll find guidance for disabled staff and their line managers on reasonable adjustments, fact sheets from the Business Disability Forum on different impairment types, and information on our disability related schemes such as Extend and Elev8. For our disabled audiences you’ll find information on making productions accessible for contributors as well as positive examples of portrayal of disabled people.

Access Policy Statement

The BBC has an overarching Access Policy Statement which sets out the organisation’s overall approach and commitment to accessibility.

A Film About (Dis)Ability

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This film, commissioned by BBC North, captures what it’s like to work at the BBC if you’re disabled.

BBC Diversity Strategy

Disability Access is one of the five strands of the BBC’s Diversity Strategy, making the commitment to build in accessibility from the start when developing new products and services, and ensuring sustainable and ongoing accessibility. Read the full Diversity Strategy.

Contact

For more information please contact Andrew Young, Diversity Manager, Access and Inclusion via internal email.

BBC Ability

The BBC has a forum for disabled staff - BBC Ability. For more information or to join, please contact Toby Mildon via internal email.

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