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inclusion and equality

A commitment to inclusion & equality

Open Access Government's Jonathan Miles, charts the European Commission’s commitment to inclusion and equality, examining some recent policy initiatives.
people with a learning disability

Elections Bill risks the disenfranchisement of people with a learning disability

Dr Mark Brookes MBE, Advocacy Lead at Dimensions UK, discusses the implications of the Elections Bill and measures to introduce voter ID on voter participation for people with a learning disability.
national disability strategy, green paper

UK Government delays national disability strategy again

The national disability strategy is facing further delays - originally, it was to be published for Spring, 2021.
sexual health of teens, pregnancy

HIPTeens: Improving the sexual health of teens

For The Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIPTeens), our purpose is simple: Helping teens, including those with intellectual/developmental disabilities, reach their potential through robust research and practical application reducing sexual risk and building resilience.
WCAG 3.0

The future of digital accessibility for the public sector

Ryan Graham, CTO, Texthelp Group, explores the future of online accessibility within the public sector, with reference to WCAG 3.0.
more inclusive

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Making the world more inclusive

Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, explores how COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of the lived experience of persons with disabilities and discusses why we have a duty to make the world more inclusive for them.
HealthTracker

HealthTracker™ 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.

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