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Improving Assisted Travel Consultation

Improving Assisted Travel ConsultationOffice of the Rail Regulator is consulting stakeholders on Improving Assisted Travel. This research has provided a robust evidence base on which to identify where arrangements for Assisted Travel can be strengthened. We are consulting on potential improvements. Their consultation is open until 31 January 2018. Improving Assisted Travel Consultation.

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Government Probes Role Of Assistive Technology In Cutting Barriers To Work

The Work and Pensions Select Committee, which oversees the work of the Department for Work and Pensions, has launched an inquiry into assistive technology.The investigation will focus on the role that assistive tech can play in removing barriers to work and helping disabled people stay in work. The inquiry follows an earlier one that focused […]

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Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than £12 million

Sight-loss charity RNIB made a loss of more than £12 million last year, new figures show.The charity’s latest accounts, published by Companies House, show that in the year to 31 March 2017, its total income was £119.2m, with an expenditure of £132.8m.It made £1m gains on investments, leaving a negative deficit of £12.6m.The charity said […]

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Using Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

  If you’re used to web-based keyboard shortcuts, a lot of this will seem intuitive, but if not here’s a quick decoder for all of these cryptic-sounding functions. Don’t worry: it’s actually pretty straightforward and if you use a screen reader its a accessible too! Navigating and Interacting With TweetsFirst things first: you need to […]

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Orcam Demonstrations Edinburgh and Glasgow

The OrCam MyEye is a wearable device designed specifically for people who are blind or visually Impaired. Simple gestures prompt the device to read printed text, recognise friends, distinguish between money notes and other items and even distinguish different colours. The OrCam MyEye gives independence and privacy.Due to the OrCam’s discreet miniature size, not only […]

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Take part in a lens implant trial

Magnifying telescopic lens implants, called intraocular telescopes, have been available privately for a number of years for late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, there is a lack of evidence on how safe they are and how well they help improve vision and quality of life. The OriLens intraocular telescope is a few millimetres in […]

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Teenage Trilogy – An Accessible Theatre Show

Glasgow Life has informed us about an accessible performance of a new dance theatre show which comes to the Tramway next month. Teenage Trilogy, by the innovative young company Curious Seed, is for anyone who has ever been a teenager – so the producers are very keen to ensure it is as accessible as possible. […]

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Why spending time outdoors could help your child’s eyesight

While there isn’t much research out there yet about the impact of tablet and phone screens on eyesight experts are concerned about growing levels of short-sightedness in children. And they suggest the best thing parents can do to prevent it is to encourage youngsters to spend more time outdoors in the sunlight. There has been […]

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