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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 »

Raising Awareness of Nystagmus through Virtual Reality

Novel research at the University of Sheffield has produced a virtual reality smartphone app to allow healthy individuals to experience the debilitating effects of Nystagmus, an eye condition that can be acquired through conditions such as stroke and multiple sclerosis. Nystagmus is an eye movement disorder where the eyes wobble uncontrollably, leading to significant visual impairment. If nystagmus develops early ... Read More »

Have your say in plans to change parliamentary constituencies

Have your say – see what others said about plans to change parliamentary constituencies and tell the Boundary Commission for England what you think! The Boundary Commission for England needs your help once again as it begins the next step of its 2018 Boundary Review – the second consultation. Parliament has asked the Commission, an independent and impartial public organisation, ... Read More »

Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... Read More »

Research reveals demand for more opportunities for amputees

New research released reveals clear demand for more physical activities that are accessible for amputees and people with limb impairments. The findings published in a new report from LimbPower aim to give providers more information and support on this specific target audience. LimbPower hopes it will help others and ourselves to plan and deliver more appealing and suitable activities for ... Read More »

One in three parents of a child with a learning disability is in a distressed relationship

Charities Relate, Relationships Scotland and Mencap call for increased support for families Parents who have a child with a learning disability are facing unnecessary pressures on their relationships. This is according to a new report, which finds that one in three of these parents is in a relationship which would be described in the counselling room as ‘distressed’ (compared to ... Read More »

Action on Hearing Loss former chair receives an OBE in the New Year Honours

Stephen Hill, former Chair of Trustees at Action on Hearing Loss, was awarded an OBE for services to people with hearing problems and charity in the New Year Honours list announced today. Over his eight years on the Board, including the past three as Chair, Stephen oversaw a period of rapid growth at Action on Hearing Loss, including expansion of ... Read More »

Turn an ear to hear – a simple head turn to improve understanding of speech in noisy environments

Listeners in a noisy situation benefit from facing slightly away from the person they are listening to, turning one ear towards the speech, concludes a study by Cardiff University, funded by UK charity Action on Hearing Loss (RNID). This listening tactic was found to be especially beneficial for cochlear implant users who typically struggle in noisy social settings such as ... Read More »

It’ll be lonely for carers this Christmas, finds new study by charity Revitalise

On eve of Festive Season national disability charity finds carers feel exhausted, sleep-deprived and lonely. With many of us looking forward to enjoying the festivities this holiday season, a new study by national disability charity Revitalise has worryingly revealed that many carers have far less reason to be jolly this Christmas. The charity’s research found that 4 out of 10 ... Read More »

New statistics reveal nation’s level of inactivity and overindulgence over Christmas

BHF encourages Brits to kick-start healthy New Year by taking on a trek  Brits will spend a combined total of nearly 10 billion hours sat down over the festive period. A third of Brits (33%) do absolutely no exercise over the Christmas period, with a further third (33%) doing less than an hour a week. Over the Christmas period, Brits ... Read More »

One small step to create long lasting legacy of Paralympics, urges Revitalise

Study by disabled people’s charity reveals need for small changes from all to create lasting difference With memories of the most successful Paralympic Games of all time still fresh in everyone’s mind, a quiz designed to engage non-disabled people in a light-hearted conversation about respect for disabled people revealed that a majority of non-disabled people had no problem using facilities ... Read More »

Charcot-Marie-Tooth awareness film launches

For the first time in the UK, a short-film has been launched to raise awareness of the world’s most common inherited neurological condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT). Launched at Westminster, it aims to spread the word about the condition all over the UK because so few people have heard of it, including many health and social care professionals. The film has been ... Read More »