Less able people and their carers overwhelmingly feel that too little is being done to make venues accessible for less able visitors, according to results of our BBS Interest Panel survey, conducted late last year. The respondents of the survey agreed that too many venues are failing to adapt their buildings to become more inclusive…

There are far more uses for smart phone and tablet apps that Flappy Bird and Facebook.In fact, many apps are now helping to solve everyday problems for people with mobility, visual and hearing impairments. Here are our top ten: 1. Siri and other virtual assistants. For less able iPhone users Siri can be a really…

Google Glass is a new piece of technology that “has a camera, it speaks to you (and you to it), and gives contextual information about what’s in front of your eyes – in effect, an audio-visual information filter between you and the world.” Ultimately it is a wearable computer like in all the sci-fi films. It…