The National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Individuals File Lawsuit Against SSA for Lack of Accessible Kiosks in San Diego, California
From iSight Cornwall
As the Chief Executive of an independent sight loss charity, and registered blind for many years, I appreciate first-hand the crucial role the RoomMate has in transforming, formerly inaccessible, community areas into accessible spaces that can be enjoyed by visually impaired and sighted people alike. Moreover, aside from its primary function, an added bonus of the RoomMate is that it provides an interesting focal point to a room; generating thought-provoking discussions and commentary, thereby raising awareness in the general public regarding the barriers faced by visually impaired people on a daily basis. Since installing a RoomMate at our charity offices we frequently receive praise and positive remarks from visitors, both VIPs and sighted, who use the facility. For me, the question is not why does an organisation need a RoomMate, but why would they not want one?
Celebrity chef, campaigner for better nutrition for our kids and a bit of a geezer giving it the old 'Bish bash bosh on our TV screens’. Yep, that’s the one.
It's been a little delayed and for that we are sorry but we hope you enjoy this months news.
RoomMate has been officially recognised by HMRC as equipment designed exclusively for use by a person with a disability. This means that purchasing a RoomMate not only massively improves accessibility in public Disabled access toilets, but they also cost 20% less than they did yesterday!
Life throws many things at us, but there is always a time, space and place for everyone regardless of ability or disability. Music is a powerful tool, keep on skankin'. XXX
The Inaugural St Agnes business awards took place just before christmas and we were up for a couple of awards.
New guidelines published by the Civil Aviation Authority set to help passengers with hidden disabilities get better support at UK airports and more effective communication ahead of travel, helping to reduce stress and anxiety when travelling.
So, welcome to our latest issue. After the recent excitement of the Pitch@Palace and Venturfest day we're back down to earth continuing to share the word on RoomMate. In this issue we'll tell you all that's happened over the last month, including a few more firsts!
We thought we'd make this next newsletter a bit special so we've concentrated on our recent experience with the Pitch @ Palace team.
An opportunity to hear again, or if you missed it the first time, our Radio 4 - In touch programme interview with Helen & Steve on the 4th of October including a cameo appearance of the RoomMate that is working in the House of Commons Disabled Access Toilet.