Platinum

Platinum, a book celebrating the CIPR’s 70th Anniversary

Platinum is a new book from the CIPR showcasing excellence in public relations. Edited by Stephen Waddington Found.Chart.PR Hon FCIPR, Platinum is the story of the CIPR as told by its members, including our very own Catherine Grinyer and Gavin B. Harris. 

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Looking at diversity through the PRCA PR and Communications Census 2018

The PRCA’s PR and Communications Census is out. Here’s a quick review of some of the key points from the census that are worth highlighting, with a particular focus on the diversity of the industry.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Eight simple steps to make your digital communications more accessible

It was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) last Thursday. It was great to see everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion and to celebrate, we've written eight quick steps you can follow to make your digital communications more accessible.

Accessibility emojis

Apple pushes for greater representation of people with disabilities

Apple are calling for more inclusive emojis, we explore the benefits of normalising disability and making everyone realise that it's an everyday thing for the one billion people around the world who have a disability.

A room full of people listening

How can businesses find new opportunities as the UK’s population changes?

Here at Big Voice Communications we are big fans of equality, diversity and inclusion consultancy EW Group’s Reworked podcast. We read a lot about equality, diversity and inclusion, but it’s also great to hear about it too.

Big Ben

Calling for a bigger voice for disabled people in politics

Research made public by the BBC earlier this year found that just 1.5% of Welsh councillors are known to have a disability, even though around 20% of the UK population have a disability. We believe this is a national problem.

The humble cauliflower

Unwrapped, why food packaging needs to be more accessible

We all need to eat food and for many of us eating is an enjoyable experience. But for many disabled people there can be opaque barriers that get in the way between them and a good meal.

Paul Jardine, CEO XL Catlin and a BSL Interpreter at the 2018 RIDI Awards

Celebrating disabled talent at this year’s RIDI Awards

Celebrating best practice in recruiting disabled talent, the 2018 RIDI Awards winners were revealed at a fabulous ceremony generously hosted by XL Catlin (and organised by us)! Congratulations to all the winners for making recruitment more inclusive.

Multi-coloured film reels

Let’s go back to the future and make cinema more accessible for deaf people

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday soon, and for the rest of their lives, deaf people must get the service they deserve at cinemas. Poor quality, badly-written captions that are out of sync with the film need to make their way to the cutting room floor. And stay there.

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The game is changing for the way blind people see the world

Jose Richard Gallego a 35-year-old Barcelona-fan has Usher’s syndrome, which means he has hearing loss and sight loss. With the help of his friend and interpreter, Cesar Daza, he follows the action during football matches in a unique way.