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Ten reasons to volunteer with us

To mark Volunteers Week 2021, Jackie Kelly, our Northern Ireland Senior Community Coordinator, reveals ten top reasons to volunteer at one of our services.

Podcast: My employment journey with Ruth Owen OBE

In our latest podcast episode, Jon Sim catches up with our CEO Ruth Owen OBE. In a candid interview, Ruth talks about her determination to succeed despite the yawning disability employment gap she faced as a young school leaver.

Disability stigma and assistive technology

Elizabeth is our Research Officer, Data and Disability. She talks about the importance of data and how our recent research highlighted the stigma in Kenya around using assistive technology.

Gaining an education and new friends

18-year-old Rahel, from Kikombo in Tanzania, is now doing very well at secondary school and hopes to become a teacher. But her journey to becoming a happy student has not been straightforward.

The importance of teacher training

Anne is eight years old and lives in the Eastern Province of Zambia. She enrolled in school after a health assessment session that was conducted at her local school in January 2019.

When assistive technology transforms a care home

Dave Hursthouse is the assistive technology project manager at Hill House in Sandbach. One year since the assistive technology project began, he tells us how it is changing lives.

Podcast: Addressing the Accessibility Gap

In this episode of our podcast, Josh Reeves catches up with Rich, one of the founders of Access Rating, an app that lets users rate the places they've been based on accessibility.