Independent Living
Follow
Find
692 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Kate@WenmanMobility from Accessible Tourism
onto Independent Living
Scoop.it!

Make your information more accessible | Accessibility Toolkit from the National Disability Authority

Make your information more accessible | Accessibility Toolkit from the National Disability Authority | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Advice about making your information more accessible. (@destraynor Nice article, Des.

Via Brian Seaman
Kate@WenmanMobility's insight:

A timely reminder to double check our website and documentation.

more...
Brian Seaman's curator insight, September 4, 2013 12:06 PM

This would apply to any business in any part of the world, including tourism services.

Independent Living
The world of independent living
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Jean Daly: 'See the person first – not the disability' - Irish Independent

Jean Daly: 'See the person first – not the disability' - Irish Independent | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Irish Independent
Jean Daly: 'See the person first – not the disability'
Irish Independent
A native of Carrigaline, Co Cork, Jean (27) now lives in Co Antrim, where she works as a researcher in the area of assistive technology.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Alex Lewis and his son Sam - Daily Echo

Alex Lewis and his son Sam - Daily Echo | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Daily Echo
Alex Lewis and his son Sam
Daily Echo
“I don't want an electric wheelchair straight away because I think it would breed laziness from my point of view,” says Alex who is planning to go to Sam's school to talk to his class.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

The Tobii Edition Beamz Interactive Music System

The Tobii Edition Beamz Interactive Music System | Independent Living | Scoop.it
The Tobii Edition Beamz Interactive Music System allow users of all ages, physical and cognitive abilities to play music using hundreds of musical instruments. (Just launched in Europe - Beamz Tobii Edition.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Labour's buried treasure

Labour's buried treasure | Independent Living | Scoop.it
The Labour Party has commissioned, received - and buried - a superb and timely report into poverty and disability in the UK today.  If they won't publicise it, then we must! One of the big social a...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Care homes chain to use CCTV in residents' rooms to help stop abuse - The Guardian

Care homes chain to use CCTV in residents' rooms to help stop abuse - The Guardian | Independent Living | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Care homes chain to use CCTV in residents' rooms to help stop abuse
The Guardian
A leading chain of care homes for older people is planning to offer CCTV cameras in residents' rooms to help stop abuse, neglect and theft by staff.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Who Needs That Assistive Device? | MultipleSclerosis.net

Who Needs That Assistive Device? | MultipleSclerosis.net | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Living with MS & hesitant to use an assistive device because of the fear of dependancy. Do you use a device to get around?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Disability in Britain: Then and Now… in statistics

Disability in Britain: Then and Now… in statistics | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, we voted to change our name from The Spastics Society to Scope. On the day of the launch, we released the first of a series of reports called "Disabled in Britain: A World Apart"....
Kate@WenmanMobility's insight:

Some positive changes - and then some shockers towards the end.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

The Assistive Technology it Took Me 30 Years to Purchase

The Assistive Technology it Took Me 30 Years to Purchase | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Sometimes, I have to laugh when I tell people that I write for a company that sells adaptive equipment. You see, despite having a disability and despite the wide variety of items in existence that ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Earls Barton care home residents given their own 'pub' - BBC News

Earls Barton care home residents given their own 'pub' - BBC News | Independent Living | Scoop.it
BBC News
Earls Barton care home residents given their own 'pub'
BBC News
A "pub" providing free drinks has opened for people living at a Northamptonshire care home.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

easyJet facing €70000 fine after forcing disabled woman off flight - Telegraph.co.uk

easyJet facing €70000 fine after forcing disabled woman off flight - Telegraph.co.uk | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk easyJet facing €70000 fine after forcing disabled woman off flight Telegraph.co.uk EasyJet is facing a €70,000 fine in France after forcing a disabled woman off a flight because she was unaccompanied, in the latest discrimination...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kate@WenmanMobility from iGeneration - 21st Century Education
Scoop.it!

The Mobility Project - assistive technology

The Mobility Project - assistive technology | Independent Living | Scoop.it
The Mobility Project (TMP) is a Web site devoted to people with mobility conditions, especially wheelchair and assistive technology users as well as caregivers and families.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kate@WenmanMobility from Assistive Technology
Scoop.it!

A Woof-Activated Washing Machine Lets Support Dogs Run a Load

A Woof-Activated Washing Machine Lets Support Dogs Run a Load | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Ending the dogs vs. cats superiority debate once and for all, UK-based appliance maker JTM Service has developed a washing machine that can actually be operated by support dogs trained to assist those living with disabilities.

Via USA TechGuide
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Assistive Technology Blog: VoiceMyMail: One Seamless Web Email ...

Assistive Technology Blog: VoiceMyMail: One Seamless Web Email ... | Independent Living | Scoop.it
In the heart of Europe, there is a team of very talented and dedicated people that is working on making email easily accessible to blind users by creating one single robust web interface that integrates seamlessly into their lives ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Technology Devices for Seniors | HomeCare Magazine

Top 10 Technology Devices for Seniors | HomeCare Magazine | Independent Living | Scoop.it
RT @CareLinx: Check out Laurie Orlov's top assistive technology tools for seniors at home.
#TechTuesday #caregiving
http://t.co/UcJMfOsOHD
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

10 Ingenious Inventions for People With Disabilities

10 Ingenious Inventions for People With Disabilities | Independent Living | Scoop.it
These adaptive devices help improve the lives of people living with disabilities, and they illustrate how far assistive tech has come.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

How redesigning an icon is changing perceptions worldwide

How redesigning an icon is changing perceptions worldwide | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Some icons are so commonplace that we've come to not think twice about them—until they're changed. One such image undergoing a makeover is the ‘Internation (Redesigning the "person in wheelchair" icon for a more positive portrayal of the human being...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

A million futures: halving the disability employment gap

A million futures: halving the disability employment gap | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Today we published a new report exploring disabled people’s working lives. The report – ‘A million futures’ - shows that last year alone, 220,000 more disabled people fell out of work than found a ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Let's tailor technology to make life easier for disabled people - The Guardian

Let's tailor technology to make life easier for disabled people - The Guardian | Independent Living | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Let's tailor technology to make life easier for disabled people
The Guardian
... accessibility as more than a siloed, corporate social responsibility tickbox exercise.
Kate@WenmanMobility's insight:

Food for thought for all kinds of business here, from audibility to positioning to function... And not just cash points!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Child Mobility Harnesses

Child Mobility Harnesses | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Upsee - The ‘Upsee’ is a harness that helps disabled children experience the sensation of walking by attaching them to their parent...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Councils in England ‘pay too little for care’ « Prestige Nursing + Care

Read our latest blog on #councilcuts to home #care and the effects this may have - http://t.co/gqeJXwNRxo
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

A guide to cycling with special needs

A guide to cycling with special needs | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Quest 88 do a review of the options available for those of us who, despite our "different abilities", still wish to carry on cycling. (RT @alliedmobility: Disability Horizons have published this useful guide to cycling with a disability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

Gloucestershire-based charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People given ... - South West Business

Gloucestershire-based charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People given ... - South West Business | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Gloucestershire-based charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People given ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kate@WenmanMobility
Scoop.it!

3 Top Tips For the Elderly To Prepare For Loss Of Mobility

3 Top Tips For the Elderly To Prepare For Loss Of Mobility | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Mobility loss is something most of us fear. Mobility is our confidence, our independence, and losing that is frightening. However, it really needn't be. By educating ourselves about immobility and ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kate@WenmanMobility from Assistive Technology
Scoop.it!

The wonders of technology and accessibility | Disability Horizons

The wonders of technology and accessibility | Disability Horizons | Independent Living | Scoop.it
Looking for disability products to help your everyday life? We speak to John Dingley about his accessible products, from a music player to Kindle page turner

Via USA TechGuide
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kate@WenmanMobility from Assistive Technology
Scoop.it!

Can Google Tech Help the Disabled? - Everyday Health

Can Google Tech Help the Disabled? - Everyday Health | Independent Living | Scoop.it

Those living with disabilities face many of the same obstacles faced by some elderly drivers. Getting a full-time copilot may allow many of us to regain a sense of mobility and freedom.

 

 


Via USA TechGuide
more...
No comment yet.