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Dr Alison Cernich, Deputy Director of the NICHD, and Dr Theresa Cruz, Acting Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research at NICHD, describe technology that helps children with disabilities.
Emily Coward, Head of Development at Microserve, discusses what the EU Web Accessibility Directive is and what public sector organisations need to know.
Ross Linnett, Founder and CEO of Recite Me, looks at what public sector bodies must do in 2020 to comply with the UK’s digital accessibility laws.
Dr Tejas Patel, a world-renowned interventional cardiologist and endovascular therapist, highlights cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of disability and premature death around the world.
Everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to personal health budgets.
Here, Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director at IEG4, discusses the new digital Blue Badge service and the challenges that it poses to councils, especially following the addition of hidden disabilities into the scheme.
Mabel L Rice analyses the cause of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and the need to identify it early on in children to provide a solution.
Here, with Lookers, we explain everything that blue badge holder needs to know about what it does, or what it doesn't entitle you to.
Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us what we need to know about the H2020 TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gender Observatory) project that concerns the role of women in transport and the need to reduce inequalities in smart mobility.
Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy – BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explains why one in five disabled adults never used the Web in 2019.
People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from today (30 August 2019).
Employers are being urged to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave under new government proposals.
Helen Brady, Business Support Assistant at First Ark Group, discusses how her experience working for a supportive employer in a flexible workplace, whilst managing an impairment, helped with her job success.
Australia passed a new rule that allows nursing homes to continue the physical restraint and overmedication of older people.
A new report was launched in Parliament this month setting out the case for a deal for the learning disability sector, focusing on realising the potential of technology to boost investment and transform the way care is delivered.
Rail passengers will benefit from improved accessibility and compensation under new proposals submitted by the Office of Rail and Road.
Work has begun to transform a former court building in Halifax into apartments for adults with learning disabilities, supported by £270,000 of funding from Homes England.
With the Department for Transport’s new Blue Badge digital process now live, Hannah Buckley, Operations Supervisor at Kent County Council, talks through the Council’s strategy and transformative approach in responding to the challenges and timeframes.
The NHS invests an additional £5 million to fund reviews improve care for people with a learning disability and emphasise their commitment to tackling serious national issues.
The new measures include a working group for learning disabilities and autism and funding specialist advocates to review the care of patients in segregation or long-term seclusion.