Travelling by Train as a Wheelchair User

Travelling by Train as a Wheelchair User

10/02/2020

Travel is an important part of life, and train travel is increasingly becoming a preferred mode of transportation for many people. Train travel is much faster than travel by road, and with petrol prices rising, it’s usually much more affordable. And in today’s climate-aware world, many are looking to public transport as an option for reducing carbon emissions.   But for people with disabilities, access requirements can often make travelling by train difficult. In the past, limited wheelchair seating space, narrow walkways and corridors, inadequate adapted bathrooms, and poor access to lifts have been barriers to disability-friendly train travel and have seemed to promote exclusion.  

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How the IoT Revolution Can Help People with Disabilities

How the IoT Revolution Can Help People with Disabilities

3/02/2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ways in which modern life connects. In today’s world, most things connect, in some way, to the internet. This means that data can be collected and exchanged in responsive ways, and technology can serve the population like never before.   IoT technologies provide a range of solutions to common problems faced by members of the popular, and they can be particularly helpful for users with disabilities, enabling new and innovative access and independence solutions.  

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Google Maps is Embracing an Accessible Future

Google Maps is Embracing an Accessible Future

27/01/2020

If the goal of technology is to make the world an easier place to live in, accessibility is an important priority for tech developers. As new technologies focus on and address accessibility issues, access inclusion is becoming a much more common reality, and overall inclusive practice is becoming a more widely accepted social norm.  

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Making Cinemas Accessible

Making Cinemas Accessible

19/11/2019

Going to the cinema to see a film is not usually considered an essential experience, but staying up to date with current entertainment trends is actually an important part of social life and community participation. While many able-bodied movie-goers take their ability to access cinema services for granted, people with disabilities are frequently faced with barriers to inclusion in the cinema environment. It’s important that these are addressed so that movies can be enjoyed by all.

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Driver’s Licence and Disability: How to Get Yours

Driver’s Licence and Disability: How to Get Yours

13/09/2019

Driving is an important part of life, enabling people to access locations that may be difficult to reach using other modes of transport. For people with disabilities, car travel is often particularly important. Driving enables people with disabilities to maintain their independence. Drivers are able to control and manipulate the accessibility of their own cars, and this is often preferable to public transport, which is often plagued by inaccessible features and non-inclusive facilities that are beyond individual control. 

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