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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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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.
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COVID-19 medical rationing could lead to unlawful deaths

Research suggests that current ICU protocols and ethical guidelines leave doctors exposed to legal liability if forced to make quick decisions in the event of a second COVID-19 spike.
web accessibility statement

How to write a top web accessibility statement

Ross Linnett, Founder and CEO of Recite Me, explains how public sector bodies can write a top web accessibility statement to comply with the looming deadline imposed by the UK’s new web accessibility laws.
neurodiverse

Is your company neurodiverse – if not, why not?

Dr Nancy Doyle C. Psychol. AFBPsS, psychologist, founder and CEO of Genius Within, states that it is imperative that people take into consideration the neuro-differences of their colleagues when working towards an inclusive and supportive culture.
bluetooth-enabled technology, hearing

Bluetooth-enabled technology will empower the future of hearing

Ken Kolderup, VP of Marketing, Bluetooth SIG, discusses how Bluetooth-enabled technology will empower the future of the hard of hearing community.
disabled community, working from home

What can the disabled community teach us about working from home?

Liz Johnson, former Paralympian and co-founder of The Ability People, discusses what we can learn from the disabled community about working from home.
access to health services, deaf community, deaf people

Better access to health services for Deaf community is needed

Clare Vale, Managing Director of Sign Solutions, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the need for better access to health services for the Deaf community.
specialist care pricing

Digital tool gives greater clarity on specialist care pricing

Dr Andrew Larner, Chief Executive at not-for-profit government consultancy iESE, explains how local authorities can meet their duty under The Care Act to show they have assessed an individual’s needs whilst protecting care market viability and value for money.
signs of autism

Spotting the signs of autism and seeking support

Wellbeing experts at CABA have created a guide to help people spot the signs of autism and highlight what support is on offer to raise awareness on World Autism Day.
autism in the workplace

Autism in the workplace: The value and need for neurodiversity

In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Paul Modley, Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion at Alexander Mann Solutions, highlights the importance of autistic employees in a time of skills shortages.
culture of access

A culture of access: How recruiting disabled talent helps businesses thrive

Here, Jonathan Moore of Webster Wheelchairs, discusses the benefits of creating a culture of access for employees with disabilities in the workplace.
mental health issues, disability

Mental health issues: Parents of children with genetic learning disabilities

New research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests that parents caring for disabled children are at risk of mental health issues
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Introducing the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC)

Mike Taylor from the Digital Accessibility Centre discusses testing apps and websites for accessibility, to ensure compliance with web standards.
Mental Health Strategy

The need for a European Union Mental Health Strategy

Laura Marchetti and Jennifer Oroilidis at Mental Health Europe put forward the case for a European Union Mental Health Strategy.

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