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Campaigner defeats third government department on accessible information

The judiciary is not bound by the Equality Act and it is extremely difficult to get respondents and defendants and specifically the legal profession to correspond in an accessible format.

Digital mental health drug raises troubling questions

Having pills that connect us to our doctor and pharmaceutical companies via an app is dehumanizing and reduces patients’ psychic lives to a digital readout.

Government continues to fail the blindness and low vision community

The release of the Audio Description Working Group report this week by the Department of Communications and the Arts illustrates the Australian Government’s clear inability to provide services for the blindness and low vision community.

Disabled students forced to choose between food and equipment

Thousands of disabled students are being forced to choose between having food to eat or having the equipment they need to study, because a new government rule means they must pay £200 towards the cost of computers they need for disability-related reasons.

Capes, apps and AI – what future tech holds for disabled...

Focusing on the future of technology and disability, attendees were given the chance to see and hear about some of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technologies

Creating a culture of inclusion at Barclays – inspiring hearts, educating...

By focusing on guidelines, standards and processes you build compliant products, but if you focus on people and fostering a culture of inclusion, you recognise that standards and guidelines are merely the start line and not the finish line.

The case for a single standard of accessibility and how your...

Need to put down a single standard for pursuing improvement in an objective way. The Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) is designed to establish a performance baseline for IT accessibility within an organisation.

League table would help government departments improve on assistive technology

There is a widespread lack of knowledge and understanding of what mainstream technology can actually do for disabled people.

Three key rules for accessible businesses

Organisations are missing out on a vast pool of talent by failing to recruit employees with disabilities. These employees will often be great problem-solvers and will provide you with a different perspective.

A vision splendid

Losing eyesight to a degenerative eye condition, cone rod dystrophy, is life-changing, not life-threatening and needn’t define who you are.

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