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Category Archives: Disabled access

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…

How to find the confidence to re-enter the workplace

To be disabled in the workplace is to have to prove yourself more than anyone else in the room. Despite increasing awareness of the challenges faced by those with a disability, the number of places that are accommodating towards the needs of this section of the population are still low. According to government figures, disabled…

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…

What to look out for when buying furniture for disabled people

A recent open letter published by blogger Samantha Cleasby served to highlight something which often gets overlooked in modern day society: the plight of those with disabilities. While Cleasby, who runs blog So Bad Ass, has full use of her limbs, her blog showed how much prejudice those with disabilties can face in everyday life….

How UK airports are improving their disabled facilities

Today Will Davies of Fubra talks about accessibility within UK airports: With the Disabled Air Passengers’ Rights Regulation being put into practice back in 2008 and the number of special assistance passengers using air travel rising in the UK, pressure has really increased for UK airports to improve their disabled facilities and accessibility. In recent…

Why the opinion of disabled people matters to researchers

Maya Middlemiss of Saros Research explains why it is so important that researchers include the views of disabled people: Saros Research is the UK’s main portal that qualitative researchers and user experience designers turn to, when they want to find people to give feedback on what they are doing.  They specialize in matching researchers with…

Using Social Media To Improve Your Job Search

Need money? Tick. Want a job? Tick. Can’t get a job? Tick. Well, I might be able to help you then. Take a look at the infographic just below and you might learn something. It’s a surprising little infographic and reading it might just make all the difference when you apply for the next job….

Change for 2015 Disability Campaign.

This campaign is being led by Evenbreak friend and partner Disability Horizons, and I have copied their blog about it here, written by Martyn Sibley: Tell us in a one minute video a change you want to see happen in 2015!!! All too often, disabled people are excluded because of physical, attitudinal and procedural barriers….

Consultation on Accessibility – NHS England

Making health and social care information accessible Launch of consultation on the draft accessible information standard NHS England has committed to the development and implementation of a new ‘accessible information standard.’ The standard aims to establish a clear and consistent framework, and provide direction to the health and adult social care system, such that disabled…