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Category Archives: Accessibility

How to organise an effective accessible team building event

Building a strong and effective team within your business, means building and maintaining strong relationships and communication skills. This can’t happen on its own and as such, you may want to think about including regular team building events to your annual schedule. To make sure every member of the team can partake, it’s important for…

How to Refurbish an Office to Suit Disabled Employees

A guest blog around ensuring the office is accessible for disabled employees: A Disability is neither an inability nor a personal choice. It can be as a result of heredity factors, pre-birth issues like chemical imbalances or disease and environmental factors. Forms of disabilities include physical limitations, sensory limitations, cognitive limitations, neurological, psychiatric limitation, multiple…

CAA help passengers with hidden disabilities

Civil Aviation Authority, who work with Evenbreak to attract disabled candidates, have issued new guidelines on making air travel more accessible for passengers with hidden disabilities. New CAA guidance sets out how UK airports should support people with hidden disabilities, helping improve journeys for those with conditions including dementia, autism, mental health problems, hearing loss…

The disabled-friendly property challenge: What is the government doing about it?

  11 million people in the UK are disabled – that’s 1 in 14 people. Whilst many of us have reason to complain about estate agents, it seems as though disabled people may have more reason than most. A complex search Searching for a home to buy, whether it’s your first home or an opportunity…

Britain’s Bungling Bungalow Problem

A home should always be your safe haven, a place where you can feel comfortable and secure all of the time. And whether an elderly loved one is moving into your own, or you experience disability personally, there are several measures to make sure your home is equipped to your needs. The prices of bungalows…

Experiencing the Social Model of Disability

I don’t usually talk about myself in these blogs, but I find myself in the situation of being a living example of the Social Model of Disability. This model is my preferred framework for describing “disability”. In short, it suggests that people who have “impairments” (for example, sight or hearing impairments, mobility issues, neurological conditions,…

How can employers avoid disability discrimination in job adverts?

Another really useful guest blog from legal expert, Emma Bashaw. Job adverts are used to advertise vacant jobs within a company. At their most basic they include details about the role, the required qualifications, and how to apply. Given that many of the best candidates are also disabled, employers must take care that their job…

Specialist Colleges Providing Vocational Training for Disabled Young People

This article was written by Andrew Atkinson, Managing Director of UK ecommerce website Mobility Smart – an online store stocking products to make life easier for those with mobility difficulties and for the older generation requiring living aids and specialist equipment. Derwen College is an educational facility in Oswestry, which promotes itself as a ‘residential college…

Changing Facilities – where are they?

Today’s blog on the vital topic of finding changing facilities has been written for Evenbreak by Will Davies. For many years, people with very particular and quite severe disabilities would find getting out and about particularly challenging. Thousands of people living in the UK need more than just the standard accessible toilets in order to…

Great Service for Inclusive Employers

At Evenbreak we are always looking out for new and innovative ways to remove barriers for disabled candidates and employees. I recently came across a fantastic service helping employers and recruiters to communicate easily with Deaf stakeholders, and asked their CEO, Sadaqat Ali, to tell us all about what they do. I’d like to share…