Is it time for The HSE to review DSE assessments?

Is it time for The HSE to review DSE assessments?

Founding Director of Visualise Training and Consultancy Dan Williams looks at Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments to see if they should go further than just posture and ergonomics. Traditionally, DSE assessments have focused on posture and ergonomics, however, accessibility for employees with visual impairment can easily be overlooked. Employers have a legal obligation to protect […]

Access to Work delays

Access to Work…or Delayed Access to Work?

The government’s Access to Work scheme has been a lifesaver for thousands of people with hearing or sight loss. It has enabled them to enter or remain in the workforce or become self-employed and earn an independent income whilst boosting self-esteem and mental health but unfortunately, it now involves lengthy delays. Access to Work DWP […]

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 […]

seeing beyond the eyes - E-Learning course

New eLearning course enhances skills and accessibility when assisting patients with sight loss in Nottinghamshire

A new Online Visual Impairment Training Course will be launched in the new year to help optical and healthcare staff and professionals in Nottinghamshire develop their skills and knowledge of visual impairment. ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ has been developed by award-winning social businessman Dan Williams of Visualise Training and Consultancy in partnership with My Sight […]

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Hearing Loss Needn’t Mean Job Loss – Help for Employers

Hearing loss, deafness and/or tinnitus affect 12 million UK people so being fully aware and catering for the requirements of any staff members with additional needs is essential for inclusive employers. For most employees with hearing challenges, there should be no need to change jobs as extensive support is available. As an invisible disability, employers […]