Home Tags Disabilities

disabilities Related Content

HealthTracker

HealthTrackerTM for patients, clinician & researchers

Professor Paramala Santosh, CEO of HealthTracker Ltd, co-developed the HealthTrackerTM platform – developed by clinicians, assisted by patients for patients, clinicians & researchers, more of which we learn about here.
student accessibility

How can digitisation improve student accessibility?

Dave Sherwood, CEO and Founder at BibliU, explores the ways in which universities can improve student accessibility for those with a range of abilities and backgrounds.
disability allowance, disability benefits

42% of people on disability allowance live in poverty

The Social Market Foundation report found that 42% of families who rely on disability allowance are simultaneously living in poverty.
britain's courthouses, courtroom

Only 2% of Britain’s courthouses are fully accessible

In April 2020, the EHRC found that people with disabilities may struggle with pandemic adjustments to legal proceedings - but just how accessible were Britain's courthouses, before COVID-19?
premature death

Who should tackle the biggest cause of premature death when PHE is gone?

Katharine Jenner, Campaign Director and Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager of Action on Sugar and Action on Salt debate who should be responsible for tackling the biggest cause of premature death and disability in the UK when Public Health England is dissolved.
female athletes

The importance of supporting uniquely able bodied female athletes in uncertain times

Here, Mary Wilson, Paralympic athlete, shares her personal experience and health journey to highlight the importance of supporting disabled female athletes.
migrants with disabilities, mental health problems

How can Europe protect migrants with disabilities and mental health problems?

Mental Health Europe point out that the New Pact on Migration and Asylum leaves behind migrants with disabilities and mental health problems, suggesting how this oversight could be resolved.
making things simple, disability

Accessibility: What’s so hard about making things simple?

Sarah Winters, founder of Content Design London who previously led the Government Digital Service’s content strategy, discusses the art of making things simple so that they work for everyone.
Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness Training can create a more inclusive workplace

Clare Vale, managing director of Sign Solutions, explores how Deaf Awareness Training can help employers improve inclusivity for Deaf workers in the workplace.
effects of multiple sclerosis

A vision of a world free from the effects of multiple sclerosis

Dr Katie Howe, Research Communications Manager at the MS Society charts a vision of a world free from the effects of multiple sclerosis.
people with disabilities, health policy

The ignored healthcare perspective of people with disabilities

A new study in the US shows that people with disabilities view healthcare as a human right and believe that this perspective does translate to policy-makers.
face coverings

The impact of face coverings on Deaf students

Clare Vale, managing director of Sign Solutions, discusses the impact face coverings have on Deaf university students and how communication can be improved.
The EU Web Accessibility Directive

The EU Web Accessibility Directive to usher in an inclusive learning experience

Stewart Watts, Vice President EMEA, D2L, outlines the background of the EU Web Accessibility Directive and discusses its increased importance given the context of the increased move to online learning we’ve seen due to COVID.
Transforming government

Digital accessibility: Transforming government

Alison Pritchard, Interim Director General, Government Digital Service comments that digital accessibility is transforming government to meet user needs.
on demand interpreters

Making sure Deaf people are heard: The importance of on demand interpreters

In recognition of International Day of Sign Languages, Clare Vale, managing director at Sign Solutions, highlights the importance of having on demand interpreters for deaf people in healthcare settings.
do not resuscitate, elderly

Care homes told to label residents as Do Not Resuscitate

A recent report found that care homes were given blanket orders to label their elderly residents as Do Not Resuscitate, without asking family.
workplace diversity, dinner table conversation

Can workplace diversity change discussions around the dinner table?

Toby Mildon discusses how workplace diversity could influence the way that individuals perceive minority groups, via dinner table conversations.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
disability sport

Empowering women through access to disability sport

Anita Choudhrie, Founder of Path to Success, explores how we can empower female athletes through access to disability sport in uncertain times.
maximising technology, digital content management

Moving forward: Maximising technology from a usability and accessibility perspective

Senior Accessibility Analyst at Digital Analyst Centre Mike Taylor discusses maximising technology to be both usable and accessible, and how to make it work for everyone.

Follow Open Access Government