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If you offer accessibility, tell us!

So often it is the negative stories we hear in the media about people with disabilities unable to access goods or services: a wheelchair-user facing a stepped entrance, a visually impaired person needing audio support or a deaf person needing visual support. How can you help me? Yet there are many forward-thinking, good suppliers and...
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Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Eyes

Healthy eyes – one of the most important appointments you should make is going to see your Optician. One of the important messages employers should be promoting is “Get Your Eyes Checked!” Society in general are good at attending a GP Practice or Dentist but not so good attending the Opticians? How do you know...
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My Christmas Wish for an Accessible Railway Network

Dear Santa, My name is Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, my Christmas wish is to make the UK railway inclusive for all. We are here 2017, in the era of electrification and train design, but have we come very far as regards to rail travel for passengers with disabilities?  If you are...
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Daniel’s Guide Dog Refusals

Daniel Williams of Visualise Training and Consultancy talks about guide dog refusal that he has experienced over the last week.   Four weeks being a guide dog owner and I thought I would finally be independent and more confident. I am to a certain degree however, society is already putting barriers in my way to...
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The Importance of Disability Awareness Training

Over seven million people of working age in the UK have a disability, and employment opportunities for this huge cohort are still woefully inadequate. For many people with disabilities however, finding employment that matches their skills and experience is often not the end of discriminatory employment practice, but the beginning.   Disability discrimination Many people...
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My New Guide Dog

I am writing a blog to highlight the ‘highs’ and hopefully not too many ‘lows’ of my experience having a guide dog. My first 14 days How excited am I! I have never owned a pet dog, let alone a guide dog, and having been on the list waiting for a suitable guide dog for...
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5 Ways Visually Impaired People Can Impress at an Interview

Have you got a job interview coming up? Here are five things you can do to make an impression on the people who could be your future employers. 1: Dress smart and be punctual First impressions are everything in an interview.  If you dress smartly and arrive on time, this will make a good impression. ...
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Disabled Access to Commercial Properties – Know Your Rights!

We are pleased to have Lucy Wyndham as a guest blogger. Lucy was a former Architect and is living with a a mobility impairment so is very experienced around property and commercial design. Able bodied citizens can sometimes take for granted how easy it can be to access local amenities. This means that staff who...
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Finding a Job

Let me introduce myself, I’m Tehani Taylor and I live in Wales.  I’m lucky enough to work part time for visualise within their communications team.  I am register blind but I have a small amount of usable sight. My experience of finding employment as a person who is registered blind In this day and age,...
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Is self-employment: the better option for people with disabilities? 

Employment and disability has always been a contentious area. The employment statistics for people with disabilities have shifted very little over the last few decades, despite employment legislation that enshrines disability rights within the workplace, and the greater visibility of people with disabilities within society generally. Employment discrimination continues to be a huge issue for...
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