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Andrew Thomas of Contacta Systems, and Chair of the International Hearing Loop Manufacturers Association (IHLMA), explains why assistive listening technology should be incorporated into every project Hearing loss affects one in six of the UK population (almost 11 million people), ...

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Westgrove Group gets behind #PurpleTuesday

Warrington facilities management specialist, The Westgrove Group has pledged its support for #PurpleTuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day. Alongside shopping centres all over the UK, Westgrove will be getting behind the #PurpleTuesday message promoting accessibility for all and taking ...

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Mitie named a top 10 Disability Employer in 2017

Mitie has been recognised in Vercida’s top 10 Disability Employers of 2017 shortlist, achieving fourth place. Vercida, which stands for Values, Equality, Respect, Culture, Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility, helps employers looking to promote a positive and diverse working environment, and ...

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Workplace ‘weightism’: Bosses less likely to recruit overweight staff

Up to nine out of ten managers with responsibility for recruiting staff wouldn’t hire a candidate who is obese, according to research. A recent survey by UK-based employment law consultancy Protecting.co.uk has revealed that bosses would rather employ the thinner ...

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Business must embrace disability agenda, says MITIE CEO

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, the CEO of the international facilities management and energy outsourcing company MITIE, today called on business to do more to help disabled people secure employment and reach their full potential. There are 6.9 million disabled people of ...

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Lift safety company supports accessibility scheme by suppling free induction loop

Memco, the leading provider of lift safety and communication systems, is supporting an initiative designed to make Irish businesses more inclusive of people with disabilities. In partnership with Sharkey Lifting, Memco has supplied a free induction loop to Dublin City ...

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OCS offers employment to Prince’s Trust trainee

Prince’s Trust trainee James Hines has accepted OCS’s offer of employment after successfully completing his work placement at London Luton Airport. The 18-year-old is one of 16 young people who participated in The Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Airports’ initiative run ...

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It’s not all ‘Pat on the back’ time for Games accessibility

London has used the 2012 Games not only to set new standards in the design of sporting venues to help deliver the best Paralympic Games ever but also as a springboard for transforming the UK capital into one of the most accessible cities on earth the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said yesterday. However, it's not all pat on the back time for the Olympic Delivery Authority...

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