Monthly Archives: May 2013

Is time running out?

Over a quarter of people with disabilities say that they do not frequently have choice and control over their daily lives according to a survey carried out by the ONS and, in another ONS survey, around a third of people … Continue reading

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But How Do They….

One of the questions we are often asked is “How do blind people use the computer”. We teach a lot of blind and visually impaired people including many older adults who lost their sight in later life, some of these … Continue reading

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The Nature of Disability

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week (#abiweek) which started us thinking about the nature of disability and how we often have learners who sign up to our courses telling us of their “primary” disability. According to the charity Headway … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week

This week is Deaf Awareness Week run by Action on Hearing Loss (formerly known as RNID). At UCanDoIT we have taught over 150 people who are deaf or hearing impaired how to use a computer. Why does this make a difference … Continue reading

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