Over two million people in the UK have a visual impairment, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate. For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.
A recent post about discrimination by disability groups themselves caught our eye as it included a link to a court decision from 2014 where a group of disabled theatre goers were charged double for the opportunity to see Bill Bailey. Why double? Read on..
In my lifetime technology has ripped apart many of the absolutes that I was taught at school and subsequently grew up with.
The Queen Alexandra College organises exhibitions that showcase technology and currently run both the Sight Village & Autism Central. We travelled up to Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs to spread the news about RoomMate, meet some new and some familiar faces and see what else is going on in the tech world.
Believe it or not I think it starts when we’re kids. Remember when your parents asked/told/ordered (delete where appropriate) you to do something that you weren’t really a fan of, or couldn’t see the point of? It got done, eventually, but probably not very well, or quickly and only because of the threat of some sanction or restriction of liberty by the our parents. So fast forward to the here and now and not much will have changed for many of us.
It’s the back end of 2017 and Innovation is as popular as ever. New and smarter personal gadgets seem to spring up every where you look, some proclaiming to be ‘the next generation of this’ or ‘the new way to do that’ and what they all have in common is the idea that they will free us up from the mundane and allow us to become more efficient and give us more time.
The National Federation of the Blind and Two Blind Individuals File Lawsuit Against SSA for Lack of Accessible Kiosks in San Diego, California
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 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.