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Raising Awareness

Why access is key: succeeding in work with a visual impairment

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Quote from Paul Arnold, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer. Paul is next to the quote. Paul is looking at his laptop screen. Quote: “For people with a visible or apparent impairment it can be challenging to just be themselves at work. Just being yourself can often mean risking others silently assuming lots of unhelpful things about your capability, or perhaps thinking your accomplishments are ‘in spite’ of your apparent impairment. “Society evolves based on what becomes familiar and comfortable, so only by talking openly about what makes us all that bit different and special will progress be made. “

We hear from Paul Arnold, ICO Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, who shares his story of being a leader with a visual impairment. Paul is responsible for the strategy, leadership and performance of the Information Commissioner’s Office. He …

David Stanley BEM: Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture

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David Stanley and chorus on stage

My name is David Stanley and I am the Disability and Access Ambassador for Arts and Culture. My goal is to connect the learning-disabled community across the globe through my original music. I am the founder and CEO of an …

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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'Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month' is written in white text on a multicoloured background. This is the official artwork by Eileen Schofield.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about developmental disabilities, increasing inclusion for disabled people in community life. The campaign raises awareness by educating and highlighting the barriers that some disabled people encounter in connecting with their communities.