Debunking Myths for World Autism Awareness Week 2015

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This week is World Autism Awareness Week. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects over 1 in 100 people in the UK. Autism affects how a person communicates and relates with others, which can make socialising difficult. Other characteristics of autism include taking things literally, struggling to interpret facial expressions and tone of voice, and […]

Captcha causes US government accessibility petition to backfire

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The National Federation for the Blind claims that ‘Captcha’ security prevents its members from signing a US government’s online petition demanding printed material to be more accessible to the visually impaired. A Captcha is a type of test in computing which often involves reading a distorted text, to determine whether or not the user is […]

Human Rights watch report reveals Ghanian people with mental disabilities face serious abuse

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According to a report released this week, people with mental disabilities are suffering severe abuse in psychiatric institutions and spiritual healing centres in Ghana. Human Rights Watch published the 84-page study, “‘Like a Death Sentence’: Abuses against Persons with Mental Disabilities in Ghana” to highlight how thousands of people are forced to live in institutions […]

Tripbod

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Europe’s leading Accessible Travel organisation, Tourism For all UK is teaming up with the global travel community on Tripbod.com. The aim is to find as many local people as possible with a knowledge of accessibility in their area to become ‘Tripbods’ and offer their local knowledge to visitors. Tourism For All’s Carrie-Ann Fleming, says “it’s […]