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Harry Hall hi-viz finds a new role helping Gartmore Riding School

A BHS-approved riding school near Walsall is using Harry Hall hi-viz KIT to help teach riders with visual impairments and other disabilities. Gartmore Riding School has worked with Birmingham’s Priestley Smith School for the visually impaired for four years. When they came across Harry Hall’s Safety First range — some of which has integrated lights as well as hiviz and ... Read More »

Are you going to Naidex? PosAbility Magazine’s must see speakers

Naidex 2017 is fast approaching, and this years event is tipped to be epic!  Naidex is Europe’s biggest and most far-reaching trade, professional and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. Taking place on 28-30 March at the Birmingham NEC, Naidex is completely free to attend. Featuring 250 diverse suppliers, 150 ... Read More »

Lewis Reed at Naidex 2017

On stand K55 at Naidex, Lewis Reed will be showcasing several examples from its extensive range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, the VW Caravelle Exec, the SEAT Alhambra and the VW Caddy Maxi Exec. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class provides unprecedented levels of sophistication, safety and performance with its abundance of style and comfort and standard features including privacy ... Read More »

Vulnerable people facing online barriers

One in five people with disabilities still lack internet access Older consumers are less likely to shop around or switch But consumers getting good value for money from their communications Older people, and those with disabilities or low incomes, are still using communications services less than others, Ofcom has found. However, the gap is narrowing as these groups make greater ... Read More »

Coventry college is part of parliamentary advisory group

Hereward College in Coventry is one of the founding members of a newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Assistive Technology and will be at the forefront of changes in policy in this area. APPGs are an informal group of members of both Houses of Parliament who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest.  Members of the ... Read More »

BSL Performance of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ signed by Jeni Draper!

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Wednesday 5 July – Sunday 10 September BSL Interpreted Performance: Thursday 13 July at 11am FOR ACCESS RATE TICKETS: Call 0330 333 4815 or email access@nimaxtheatres.com BOOK ONLINE: www.nimaxtheatres.com Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ best-selling picture book What the Ladybird Heard makes its West End debut this summer at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on 5 ... Read More »

Patron, Joanna Lumley opens new facilities at The Grange Centre

Absolutely Fabulous star, Joanna Lumley, opened the newly-refurbished building of The Grange Centre for People With Disabilities, Bookham, on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 Joanna Lumley is a patron of The Grange, which supports people with disabilities to live independent and fulfilling lives. Lumley unveiled plaques thanking charitable trusts and foundations and individuals who raised the £440,000 needed to make The ... Read More »

The National Theatre took part in Disabled Access Day

The National Theatre has been taking part in Disabled Access Day since the initiative began in 2015 – and this year is no exception. On Saturday 11 March, audiences attended an audio-described performance of My Country; a work in progress at 2pm, with a pre-show Touch Tour beginning at 12.30pm. The Lyttelton flytower will be lit in Disabled Access Day colours ... Read More »

People with learning disabilities have their first horse-riding lessons at Aintree

A group of people with learning disabilities and autism have been given the opportunity to go horse-riding for the first time at the country’s most prestigious racecourse. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Aintree’s year-long partnership with Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), whose horses provide ... Read More »

How accessible is the Internet for people with disabilities?

When you create a website, you’ll inevitably put hours of thought into how it’s laid out, what content appears on the site and how many different pages you have within the site. One consideration which many websites overlook, though, is their accessibility for people with disabilities. All the snazzy visuals in the world are no good to a blind or ... Read More »

Too Little, Too Late: Hft’s statement on the Spring Budget 2017

Hft is disappointed at plans unveiled in Philip Hammond’s “final” Spring Budget. Despite recent comments in the media suggesting that the Chancellor would offer a decisive solution to the ongoing social care funding crisis, we were frustrated to instead see more government procrastination on this important issue. In his Spring Budget, the Chancellor pledged an additional £2billion of funding for ... Read More »

Interview awkwardness still a barrier to disabled workers

With new research showing more than a third of UK workers considered changing employers in January, new not-for-profit disability organisation Purple is highlighting how daunting this process can be for employees with disabilities who are cautious about moving roles due to barriers and stereotypes. According to Purple’s recent nationwide survey of one thousand businesses, a fifth of hiring managers (22%) ... Read More »