So, what is sign language? It is a visual way of communication used by Deaf people using gestures, facial expressions, and body language to convey meaning. Sign languages are full-fledged natural languages with their own grammar and lexicon.
At Direct Access we are often asked for easy ways to make organisations accessible to disabled people. Are there any shortcuts? How can I be more accessible?
We hear, see, and read the word ‘inclusive’ a lot these days and we must admit that we are also guilty of overusing the term. The term portrays an image of being open and accepting for everyone, what could possibly be wrong with that? Nothing at all is the answer but it seems to mean very little unless it is put into some context in relation to what is offered as ‘inclusive’.
Published in 2007, Building Bulletin 100 is non-statutory guidance on fire safety for schools. The Department for Education is currently updating the guidance, particularly for special schools. It covers how a school building should be designed so that pupils and staff will have early warning if a fire breaks out and can evacuate the premises quickly and safely.
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Exposition in the Middle East and Africa region this October. It will see the transformation of a 4.38km² site on the border of the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to become the largest ever event staged in the Middle East.
The ever-present box ticking exercises are administrative tasks that we all have to do as part of our daily lives at work and at home. These exercises are inevitable and are sometimes an irritating step that must be taken to achieve a higher goal. We tend to lose sight of the thinking behind these tasks and why it is important that these box ticking steps are taken.
Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne is an iconic National Trust property on the northwestern coast of Northern Ireland.
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