News: Collaboration with AccessAdvisr

We are delighted to annouce our new collaboration with AccessAdvisr. This site allows users and organisations to sign up and to rate places for accessibility quality and staff helpfulness. Inaccessible buildings are a key component of the disability employment gap, so  we would urge all our Inquiry supporters to sign up and start rating and offering reviews! Let us know how you get on.

Thank you for your support,

The Inquiry Team

 

More Information:

The AccessAdvisr site:https://accessadvisr.net/

Twitter: @AccessAdvisr

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Briefing: Disability & Web Accessibility

The Internet can be a great tool for disabled people, as it allows for access to information and can lead to the creation of disabled communities. However, this information can only be communicated effectively if it can be reached and understood by those with disabilities. There are lots of international organisations dedicated to making the whole web accessible; here is a brief overview of what is out there.

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Long Read: What might Brexit mean for Disabled people?

The Post- Brexit Situation

After the referendum, it remains unclear what Britain’s future will be. Although there was a clear vote to leave the EU, there are various decisions that need to be made. First and foremost, when the UK plans to trigger the leaving process as set out by Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, upon which the formal two-year divorce settlement and negotiation begin .

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We are starting a blog!

Hello!

I thought I would start a blog to give more information about the inquiry and disability issues more generally.

I was thinking of using this to:

  • Draw attention to organisations working in the field
  • Share news relating to disability issues
  • Update you on our progress and
  • Share what we have learnt from our submissions so far (with permission!)

 

I will leave you with the Conservative 2015 Manifesto pledge that set off our inquiry!

‘…We will aim to halve the disability employment gap: we will transform policy, practice and public attitudes, so that hundreds of thousands more disabled people who can and want to be in work find employment.’

See it in Full!

Please let me know in the comments what you think of our efforts so far, and what you would like to see on here! Keep those submissions coming in via our Call for Evidence page. Thank you!