Self assessment

The Disability Standard is an online measurement framework that covers all aspects of disability in business. All Business Disability Forum Members and Partners are able to use the self assessment tool to measure  progress by providing ratings and supporting evidence under the following 10 criteria:

  • Commitment
  • Know-how
  • Adjustments
  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Products and services
  • Suppliers and partners
  • Communication
  • Premises
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)

The self assessment report

Once you have submitted your assessment you can generate an automated report which provides a summary of scores, highlights, strengths and weakness and links to sources of best practice and information.

This report will be stored online and can be downloaded in PDF format.

We recommend that you review this report internally to confirm that your submission is an accurate reflection of where your organisation is with its work on disability. Business Disability Forum will not be able to provide direct feedback on this report.

You can update your self-assessment as often as you wish.

More information

Timescales: The self assessment can be completed at a time that suits your organisation. Once you have gathered your evidence the self assessment should take no longer than half a working day to complete.

Resources: You can allocate one super-user to manage the process for your organisation. The super-user can allocate other colleagues to help take part, for example you may want someone in your ICT Department to complete the ICT section.  

Storage: The Disability Standard stores ratings and evidence uploaded so you can copy them across to future