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Taxi Accessibility Survey

Important survey from Scottish Accessible Transport Alliance gathering people’s views on how well taxis are meeting the needs of older people, disabled people, those with health conditions or support needs, and others who potentially may experience access difficulties. Please complete by midnight, Friday 8 December 2017. Complete the survey by clicking the link at the top of this news […]

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A Week With Microsoft’s Seeing AI App

Microsoft’s Seeing AI app , which helps blind and partially sighted people by narrating the world around them, was released in the UK last week.The free program uses artificial intelligence to recognise objects, people and text via a phone or tablet’s camera and describes them to the user.After a week using the app we thought […]

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Disabled People Fear Telling An Employer About TheirImpairment

Disabled people fear telling an employer about their impairmentAlmost half of the disabled people who took part in the study said they felt uncomfortable being honest about their condition to employers in fear of being treated differently.The survey for disability charity Scope also found more than one in four disabled people believe they have missed […]

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Graduate Diploma in Low Vision Rehabilitation

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in partnership with the Scottish Government and Social Work Scotland have developed a one year Graduate Diploma in Low Vision Rehabilitation programme to provide education to those working in low vision rehabilitation. .Programme AimOn completion of the programme you should be able to carry out the role of a rehabilitation worker. […]

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Tens of thousands could lose benefits as part of welfare cuts

Around 30,000 people in Scotland could lose entitlement to disability benefits, once the full rollout of the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is complete. .A new report has highlighted the full impact welfare cuts are set to have on disabled Scots.The Impact of UK Welfare Policy on Disabled People report examines the consequences of […]

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Voyage Of Discovery – Accessible Travel Report

People with access needs still face numerous barriers when booking andundertaking travel, but existing and emerging technologies are crucial tomaking the process more accessible, research claims. The new report found that while advancing technologies such as voicerecognition, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are being used bysome companies and hotels to make travel more inclusive, websiteaccessibility […]

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