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Poverty, abuse, divorce and more can influence multiple sclerosis attacks
Life stressors including poverty, abuse and divorce can influence multiple sclerosis attacks and flare-ups – leading to worse health outcomes.
How can we generate a better work environment for deaf employees?
Hearing loss can seriously impact one’s experience of work, so how can workplaces become more inclusive of deaf employees?
Understanding the Blue Badge scheme and its digital revolution
Diana Guerra, Head of Blue Badge Policy at the Department for Transport (DfT) and John Spanton, Account Director at Valtech, discuss how the DfT transformed the digital service for the Blue Badge scheme.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms: How to get a diagnosis
Christen Richards, Committee Member from MS Society Jersey, unpacks multiple sclerosis symptoms for us, focusing on recognising the key points to help the diagnostic process.
Looking back at the last decade on digital accessibility in online learning
There is a need to secure equal opportunities for students in online learning spaces – schools can do this by improving digital accessibility.
The importance of ensuring inclusive and accessible public spaces
Accessible public spaces are vital to a city's culture and democracy, but why does London still struggle with inclusive urban areas?
Cost of living fund for disabled people and domestic violence victims
A cost of living fund has been made for those who are struggling the most by price increases – including disabled people, single parents and women suffering from domestic violence.
Disabled facilities grant: why is it so backlogged?
Councils need to overcome functional silos and improve access to the disabled facilities grant – and technology may just be the solution.
85% of UK disabled workers are more productive working from home
There are numerous benefits of working from home for disabled workers, who have been the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in their careers.
Promoting the creation of an inclusive workplace
Dr Christine Grant, Associate Fellow at the Coventry University Centre for Healthcare Research, introduces the ‘Remote for All’ (R4All) research study, discussing disability, neurodiversity, an inclusive workplace, and remote e-working in the UK.
Using artificial intelligence to diagnose ‘glue ear’ in children
Glue ear is a common cause of hearing impairment and disability amongst children. AI can improve accuracy of diagnosis and cut down annual NHS costs.
Research reveals that anti-TNF drug reverses Dupuytren’s disease
A clinical trial at Oxford University has found that a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis can reverse Dupuytren’s disease, if taken early on.
2.7 million disabled Ukrainians “trapped or abandoned” by war
Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, discusses how governments, businesses and NGO's must not overlook disabled Ukrainians.
The role of universities as Corporate Parents in Scotland
Clarifying what kind of support is provided by universities in Scotland, as ‘Corporate Parents’, to children and young people who have experienced social care in the UK in comparison with Japan.
Police do not consider 48% of autistic people to be vulnerable adults
The criminal justice system is failing autistic people, as clients are commonly not given support in trials because they are not deemed “vulnerable”.
Secrets of the immune system could help unlock future MS treatments
Researchers have identified why certain cells in the body, known as Th17 cells can go rogue and promote the onset of MS
New gene-silencing drug could help with ALS
New research suggests that in suppressing a mutated ALS gene, it may be possible to delay to onset of symptoms.
70% of physicians unaware of how to treat someone with a disability
Researchers from Mass General have found that physicians are lacking basic understanding on how to care and treat people with disabilities.
Inclusive services that put a stop to digital inequality
Natalie Harney, Senior Consultant at Engine Transformation, tells us about the inclusive design principles they provided to the Immigration and Asylum appeals service for HMCTS, to tackle digital inequality.
Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers
New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering a way for visually impaired children in particular to get to touch with astronomy and maybe spark a lifetime interest in the topic. What is the...