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Blackwood Tenant Goes into Extra Time with CleverCogs

AN AYRSHIRE man has shared how his life changed after being kitted out with an innovative, digitally enhanced care system. Scott Robb, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been a tenant at Blackwood’s St Leonards development for 16 years and has seen his life become easier as a result of CleverCogs, being incorporated into his day-to-day life. By tailoring each device to the customers’ individual needs and wants, it provides quick and easy access to all their interests. Whether it is football, music or history, it’s all available. The Blackwood bespoke system is being rolled out across the country and...

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MyPlus Receives ‘Highly Commended’ Recognition at Awards Ceremony

MyPlus received ‘Highly Commended’ recognition for the Best Diversity Resource Award at the Excellence in Diversity Awards in Manchester last night. The event was one of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards celebrations and took place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Thursday, November 30. The awards celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in their communities and workplaces around them. MyPlus were able to shine a light on the work they are doing to provide progressive employers and students with disabilities with the confidence, insight and support...

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Enabling spontaneous and independent travel for blind and vision impaired people

Travelling independently, especially on public transport and through indoor spaces can be a difficult and sometimes impossible experience for vision impaired people. In the UK, nearly half of blind and vision impaired (VI) people would like to leave their homes more and 79% of them face serious challenges using public transport. Wayfindr, a not for profit partnership between the charity Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) and digital product company ustwo, was established in early 2015, with the aim of empowering vision impaired people to travel independently using everyday technology, such as smartphones. Wayfindr’s approach is to develop and...

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The Dec/Jan issue out now!

The December/January issue of PosAbility magazine is out now, where we welcome back our beloved editor Ros from maternity leave. The Christmas issue brings festive fancies and holiday ideas for the festive period, updates from our wonderful columnists and exciting features you will not want to miss out on! PosAbility Columnists: Samantha Renke shares the difficulty she has in finding suitable and affordable housing, and Mik Scarlet questions why so many parents of disabled children feel guilty and urges them to feel pride Competition: Win a fantastic three-night break at Asheston Eco Barns in Life After Stroke Awards: We...

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City Bridge Trust: “Diversity of talent leads to diversity of ideas“

James Lee, Project Manager, City of London Corporation’s charitable funder City Bridge Trust International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), 3 December 2017  It is a ritual in our household that bedtime for the children is accompanied by a story.  Normally these tales involve dinosaurs, monkeys and the Paw Patrol (sometimes all in the same anachronistic setting). So imagine my surprise when last night I was called upon to share a story about transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all. I jest, of course. My three year old son’s only concept of transformation relates to the Transforming Rescue Bots...

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