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Disability Awareness

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Inaccessible Kitchen

Inaccessible Kitchen Nightmares – A Letter to Domestic Appliance Manufacturers

Daniel Williams, Founding Director of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at accessibility challenges posed by domestic appliances Dear Domestic Appliance Manufacturers,As someone who is visually impaired, I pride myself on my independence and feel there is no need for me to ask for help with everyday tasks which I can easily complete myself. I take...

Fancy a REAL Blind Date?

If you’re going to accept an invitation for a date from someone who has appalling sight like me, don’t be fooled. It’s no good thinking you may as well turn up wearing your old gardening clobber and save yourself a bit of time; if your date is blind, what the heck will it matter what...

The Importance of Workplace Disability Awareness Training  

Over seven million people of working age in the UK have a disability, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate.   For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.   Disability discrimination   Many people with disabilities report feeling marginalised within the workplace not only by managerial...