Never when I took on the role as regional chairperson did I ever think I would be leading a virtual meeting. Seeing all my fellow regional colleagues at meetings has always been one of the things that has been a big plus of association membership.
For Deaf and hard of hearing people, face masks create additional communication difficulties, as lipreading becomes impossible and visual cues from facial expressions are obscured, with only the eyes being visible.
A Local Authority is required to develop a planning policy which can ‘switch on’ the highest accessible housing standards set out in Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document M Access to and use of buildings Vol 1 Dwellings.
RADAR locks can control access to accessible aka Part M toilets and more recently to most Changing Places toilets. They are operated using a traditional key on a long barrel with an ‘easy grip rubber’ top.
The CAE Pathways is a new 12-month programme created to give the confidence, skills and support to kick start a career in inclusive design and access. Over the three years we will be working with up to 15 young disabled people each year to provide training, mentoring, on the job shadowing from industry experts, matched to their area of interest.