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How to talk to children about disabilities

How to talk to children about disabilities

23/05/2019

Opening up the discussion about disabilities with children is something most parents wouldn’t think of doing unless a child notices someone with a disability. 

There are a whole host of disabilities out there and not all disabilities are visual. According to the World Health Organisation, 15% of the world’s population is disabled.  With such a high percentage of individuals, it’s important to talk to children about the visual and non-visual disabilities that are out there. 

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Optimal rear wheel configuration

Optimal rear wheel configuration

14/05/2019

Are you efficient when propelling your wheelchair? Is propelling your wheelchair painful for you? This may have to do with the position of your rear wheel.

Manual self-propulsion is the kind of mobility used by people with lower extremity disabilities in order to keep having independence and autonomy to complete daily activities.

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Adapting the Workplace for People with Disabilities

Adapting the Workplace for People with Disabilities

07/05/2019

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.

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