Disabled customers will be able to wear a sunflower lanyard as a discreet sign they might need staff help with their shopping Tesco has launched a new initiative to provide better in-store accessibility to people with hidden disabilities. The UK retailer will provide sunflower lanyards to people to wear as a discreet sign they have … Continue reading Tesco joins the sunflower lanyard scheme to help people with hidden disabilities
Here are 5 things you can do to make your workplace more accessible for disabled visitors. I love to travel and visit new people and places. Planning, not so much. When I am well, travel is my favourite past time. I rarely plan. When I am unwell, it becomes overwhelming and planning is essential. … Continue reading Want a welcoming workplace? Accessibility isn’t just about the physical building.
The words accessibility and workplace usually bring one image to mind: A visibly disabled person, in a wheelchair, trying to access a building. Ramps. Lifts. Revolving doors. For many disabled people, just getting to a venue takes careful planning. But accessibility comes in many forms. And can impact upon many conditions. I went to a … Continue reading Anxiety and Accessibility – Is your workplace welcoming?
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 … Continue reading How to organise an effective accessible team building event
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 … Continue reading How to Refurbish an Office to Suit Disabled Employees
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 … Continue reading CAA help passengers with hidden disabilities
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 … Continue reading The disabled-friendly property challenge: What is the government doing about it?
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 … Continue reading How to find the confidence to re-enter the workplace
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 … Continue reading Changing Facilities – where are they?
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. … Continue reading What to look out for when buying furniture for disabled people