It's that time again and this months offering is jam packed with the latest news and newest places that have fitted the RoomMate. The map on our site is starting to spread out now, may it continue!
National Maritime Museum Cornwall has become the first Museum in the world to install a revolutionary new device helping visually impaired people navigate safely around disabled access toilets.
You’ve probably heard of this new type of currency, the Purple Pound, but do you know what it’s all about? Today I will endeavour to shed some light on this mysterious new phenomena and explain why our society needs to sit up and realise that there’s a new kid in town..
It’s amazing how often we hear this old chestnut “But aren’t all disabled toilets the same though?” This has become a pretty standard reaction when we first meet people and, as we’ve said before, totally understandable if you’ve never had to think about the disadvantages of being Visually Impaired in a Visual world.
Duchy Hospital in Truro has become the latest hospital in the UK to fit the revolutionary RoomMate, an audio description unit for the visually impaired, in one of their disabled access toilets. The RoomMate provides an audio description of the facility for blind and visually impaired users and gives them much greater independence and dignity.
Forward by Spencer: ‘I read with interest a recent article published by Vicky Kuhn for International Day of People with Disability on the website disabledGo, especially the comments section, and I thought their readers would be interested to read about the same concerns as illustrated by a member of the VI community as well.’ They weren’t, so I asked Steve to write it anyway..
It's a sad fact of life that we are all different and, as such, people will be discriminated against. Case in point is the current refugee crisis. Regardless of how it has been fuelled we are now, as a country, faced with decisions to make and this has led to distinct opinions being thrown around. For instance "are they refugees or illegal immigrants?" is one of the most popular and the arguments rage on.
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