Tag: hearing impairment

AW 500 multi-alarm wristwatch from Amplicomms

AW 500 multi-alarm wristwatch from Amplicomms

A multi-alarm wristwatch designed with deaf people particularly, though not exclusively, in mind also manages to look good, says Ian Macrae As disabled people we often have to accept that, when it comes to things which are made to enable us, style is often forfeited to functional utilitarian appearance. From old-fashioned NHS wheelchairs to bathroom … Continue reading AW 500 multi-alarm wristwatch from Amplicomms

Charity: the unwanted gift that keeps giving

Charity: the unwanted gift that keeps giving

Still state-side, Paul Carter finds himself greatly discomforted by the Americans' direct approach to personal giving. For those who might have missed my last piece, I’m in New York City at the moment, gaining a weird and wonderful insight as I go into how disability and difference is treated in this amazing, inspiring, yet completely … Continue reading Charity: the unwanted gift that keeps giving

Access to Work: deaf employees fear for the future

Access to Work: deaf employees fear for the future

As the government ramps up its Disability Confident campaign which is supposed to eliminate barriers faced by deaf and disabled jobseekers, deaf people who rely on Access to Work to employ communication support, say that cuts to the scheme threaten their ability to work. Users of Access to Work (ATW) who require more than 30 … Continue reading Access to Work: deaf employees fear for the future