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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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‘Call for Evidence’ launched to help make voting more accessible

The UK Government is gathering public opinion to find out how accessible the country’s electoral system is for persons with disabilities. The Call for Evidence was launched online by the Cabinet Office to collectinformation about direct experiences of voters with disabilities inelections. The document claims that responses will “help identify if currentmechanisms to support disabled […]

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Consumer voices

A consumer reviews website focusing on products toassist independent living will be launched in spring next year by nationalresearch charity Rica, with reviews written by disabled consumers. The newsite, named Rate it!, is being funded by the Disability Research onIndependent Living and Learning (DRILL) programme, and will be shaped byresponses to a recent Rica survey, […]

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How to buy a hamburger without losing your self-esteem

By Mel Poluck. When the CNIB (formerly the Canadian National Institute for the Blind)opened its community hub last summer in Yonge St., Toronto, it set itsambitions high. “We moved in, sat down and thought ‘how can we make this neighbourhoodthe most accessible in Canada?’” says CNIB’s Kat Clarke, SpecialistLead (Toronto), Advocacy and Government Relations (Ontario). […]

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