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Making Your Computer Easier to See!

Are you having difficulty viewing your computer screen at work? Visual impairment doesn’t mean endless struggling to do small things on your computer, and which may also impact your independence. Whilst a professional workplace assessment should not be dismissed, you may find you can make life easier for yourself without the use of assistive technology,...
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How accessible are Health Clubs in the UK?

Apart from joining local sporting clubs, the 2012 Paralympics also motivated hundreds of disabled people, of all abilities, to head off to their local Health Club and get fit. How can disabled people join a UK Health Club? Then came a problem. The barriers went up as soon as people with disabilities arrived at the...
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Is it time to change the disability symbol?

The stick figure in a wheelchair has become one of the most widely-used and instantly recognised disability access symbols in the world – but is it time for a new one? The debate begins…. Stereotypes are us Why go to the expense and bother of changing something that has been working perfectly well on almost...
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Seeing Beyond The Eyes – CET Roadshow

Calling all Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Opticians it’s time to focus-in on sight loss. Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy and Dispensing Optician founder of Orbita Black Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and...
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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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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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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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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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Barriers faced by students with visual impairments at university – Callum’s story

Support via the DSA is often a key factor in whether a student is successful at university or not.  Generally, I was happy with the support I received via the DSA.  My assessor was quick to understand my needs and was happy to recommend for me to have a braille note and a Mac.  However,...
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