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Responding to Disability: A Question of Attitude

This questionnaire is designed to stimulate thinking and dialogue. It is not intended to test knowledge of disability or attitudes toward people with disabilities. As people increasingly find themselves in situations involving people who are disabled they need to make quick decisions on how to respond. This questionnaire provides an opportunity to think about situations involving people with disabilities, to respond, and then to consider the various responses more carefully.

Q. You are talking to a woman with a severe speech impairment. You have asked the woman to repeat herself in order to understand what she is saying. The person has repeated one phrase five times and you still don't understand it. You should: Read more »

Importance of Universal Design

Universal design
When designers apply universal design principles, their products and services meet the needs of potential users with a wide variety of characteristics. Designing any product or service involves the consideration of many factors, including aesthetics, engineering options, environmental issues, safety concerns, and cost. Often the design is created for the "average" user. In contrast, "universal design" is "the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." Disability is just one of many characteristics that an individual might possess. By developing an accessible product or service, the need for adaptations at a later time can be minimized or eliminated. Read more »

Test Your Disability Awareness

1)Blind people live in total darkness – False

A lot of people don't realize that few people registered blind can see nothing at all. And how much someone can see will vary from person to person. A minority of people can distinguish light but nothing else. Some people have no central vision, others have no side vision. Some people see everything as a vague blur, others see a patchwork of blanks and defined areas.

2)When someone is reading your lips you should exaggerate sounds - False Read more »

Responding to Disability: A Question of Attitude

This questionnaire is designed to stimulate thinking and dialogue. It is not intended to test knowledge of disability or attitudes toward people with disabilities. As people increasingly find themselves in situations involving people who are disabled they need to make quick decisions on how to respond. This questionnaire provides an opportunity to think about situations involving people with disabilities, to respond, and then to consider the various responses more carefully.

Q. Which of the following positions has not been filled by a person who is legally blind?
a) photographer Read more »

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Our participatory community based new media communication processes increase participation by concerned societies, marginalized groups, creating new channels for public awareness and overcoming stereotypes. By valuing inclusion, we harness the potential of different ideas, opinions and skills, building more sustainable solutions and fostering a sense of belonging and community across barriers.

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Promote Walking

Why Walking?
Walking

  • It’s a widely accepted activity
  • It can be done in a variety of settings
  • It promotes other beneficial outcomes (e.g., environment, transportation)
  • It’s relatively inexpensive compared to other physical activities

10 Good Health Reasons to Walk:

  • Gives you ENERGY
  • Increases your METABOLISM
  • Can change your MOOD

Built Environment Determinants of Physical Activity


People are more likely to walk if:

  • Walking trails, parks and gyms are accessible
  • Sidewalks present and scenery are enjoyable
  • Many people are out walking or exercising
  • Friend(s) are available with whom to walk

People are less likely to exercise if:

  • Too little time
  • Too tired
  • Unmotivated
  • Perceived traffic, crime or other danger
  • Long distance to exercise location

10 Barriers to the uptake of Cycling & Walking


1) Safety and Security Concerns

Safety relates to the perceived or actual danger encountered whilst cycling on the road, or walking from A to B: ‘Stranger Danger’. Security relates to unsafe storage of bicycles or associated equipment.
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Responding to Disability: A Question of Attitude

This questionnaire is designed to stimulate thinking and dialogue. It is not intended to test knowledge of disability or attitudes toward people with disabilities. As people increasingly find themselves in situations involving people who are disabled they need to make quick decisions on how to respond. This questionnaire provides an opportunity to think about situations involving people with disabilities, to respond, and then to consider the various responses more carefully.

Q. You see a woman with a disability struggling to get a package off of the floor and into her lap. You approach her and ask if she would like some assistance. She snaps angrily at you, saying that she can get it herself without your help. You conclude that: Read more »

Why is enabling access important?

Social
To ensure equality of access and to enable more people to participate in travel.

Business
To encourage more people to use our services and therefore keep us in business.

Legal
To meet the requirements of the law. Read more »