Life can be very challenging in the workplace for people with disabilities in the UK. In decades gone by, those with disabilities may have really struggled because the workplace was not adapted to their needs, making it was difficult to get around. In some cases, areas of the workplace may have been inaccessible. In addition, there were no special facilities catering to those with disabilities, simply because there were no stringent regulations in place.
There is no doubt that modern technology, and specifically internet technology, has revolutionised our lives in many ways. These days, we can go online for all sorts of purposes, from accessing entertainment to communicating with loved ones, carrying out banking transactions, or learning new skills.
Taking a break in the UK is an excellent option, with so much choice. You can choose from the beach, countryside, or towns and cities. You can have relaxing breaks, rambling breaks, take in a London show and so much more, all within a few hours of travelling. Many hotels, travel companies and tour firms are now disability friendly in the UK, so it’s a great time to get looking!
There are many modern day gadgets and gizmos that can help to make the world increasingly inclusive and interactive for wheelchair users and those with disabilities. From modern technology which allows users to more easily interact with the world around them, to more traditional mobility aids such was walking sticks and crutches, there are assistive devices that can help with almost any type of disability.
An accessible bathroom for people with disabilities provides easy access and comfort, as well as ensuring self-sufficiency and dignity. So what should you consider before fitting an adapted bathroom suitable for use with a wheelchair?
UK regulations largely apply to facilities in commercial or public places, such as hotels, restaurants and train stations, but we can still take tips from their recommendations when looking to plan domestic bathrooms.