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.
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.
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!
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.
Pitch @ Palace arrived in Cornwall on the 4th of October. We, along with 19 fellow start-ups, numerous dignitaries and a few judges, squeezed in-to the Pool Innovation Centre for an excellent day of Networking and pitches. Read on for details...
Says it all in the headline doesn't it. Our first newsletter.
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.