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  • <p>Enabled by Design is always looking out for exciting online projects that are finding ways to support people to live as independently as possible, whether it's through campaigning like the great work of the Broken of Britain, providing peer-to-peer support or information sharing and advice. So when we came across the work of Martyn Sibley and his plans for 'Seminar in your Slippers', we thought you might like to hear about it too...<p/>
<p>If you do decide to get involved and take part, we'd love to hear your thoughts!<p/>
<p>Team EbD x<p/>

    Introducing: Seminar in your Slippers

    Enabled by Design is always looking out for exciting online projects that are finding ways to support people to live as independently as possible, whether it's through campaigning like the great work of the Broken of Britain, providing peer-to-peer support or information sharing and advice. So when we came across the work of Martyn Sibley and his plans for 'Seminar in your Slippers', we thought you might like to hear about it too...

    If you do decide to get involved and take part, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

    Team EbD x

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  • <p>Julia Cassim, who spoke at our "We are Enabled by Design" event last summer, has been recognised for her services to inclusive design in this year's Design Week Hot 50, an annual celebration of people, organisations and movements...<p/>

    Design Week Hot 50: Julia Cassim

    Julia Cassim, who spoke at our "We are Enabled by Design" event last summer, has been recognised for her services to inclusive design in this year's Design Week Hot 50, an annual celebration of people, organisations and movements...

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  • <p>At the end of last year I was made an offer I really couldn't refuse. Philippa Aldrich, founder of The Future Perfect Company, invited me to be part of the judging panel for a design competition she was running at my old sixth form college, Collyer's. Of course the answer was yes and so I headed back to my snow covered home town, Horsham, to visit some of my old haunts.<p/>
<p>Here Philippa talks about the aim of the competition, its entries and the winners...<p/>

    Innovative push-out plug socket wins student design competition

    At the end of last year I was made an offer I really couldn't refuse. Philippa Aldrich, founder of The Future Perfect Company, invited me to be part of the judging panel for a design competition she was running at my old sixth form college, Collyer's. Of course the answer was yes and so I headed back to my snow covered home town, Horsham, to visit some of my old haunts.

    Here Philippa talks about the aim of the competition, its entries and the winners...

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  • <p>Today it's the fifth and final installment of the Big Blog Backlog. Last but no means least is Tracey Spokes, artistic director of the 13th Theatre Co (AKA @13theatre), an inclusive theatre company working with a wide range of people living in the Oxford area. Here she talks about her dislike of stereotypes and what she is doing with her team to overcome them...<p/>

    The Big Blog Backlog – Part Five: Breaking out of the cage

    Today it's the fifth and final installment of the Big Blog Backlog. Last but no means least is Tracey Spokes, artistic director of the 13th Theatre Co (AKA @13theatre), an inclusive theatre company working with a wide range of people living in the Oxford area. Here she talks about her dislike of stereotypes and what she is doing with her team to overcome them...

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  • <p>Today it's the penultimate part of the Big Blog Backlog and this time we're off on our travels to Düsseldorf, Germany. No, we're not off on our hols (sadly), but Guy Harris, founder of www.DisabledGear.com, kindly agreed to report back on his trip to REHACARE 2010 held on 6th - 9th October.<p/>
<p>REHACARE is an annual international showcase of products relating to independent living and health care, all under one roof...<p/>

    The Big Blog Backlog – Part Four: REHACARE 2010

    Today it's the penultimate part of the Big Blog Backlog and this time we're off on our travels to Düsseldorf, Germany. No, we're not off on our hols (sadly), but Guy Harris, founder of www.DisabledGear.com, kindly agreed to report back on his trip to REHACARE 2010 held on 6th - 9th October.

    REHACARE is an annual international showcase of products relating to independent living and health care, all under one roof...

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  • <p>It's time for part three of the Big Blog Backlog and next up it's FutureGov's Lauren Ivory, who very kindly agreed to don her Enabled by Design hat and report back on the most recent Design London talk, put on as part of the STIR lecture series. This particular talk; Designing the city: What role for design in London's future? had caught my eye, but unfortunately it coincided with my monthly MS treatment at hospital, so thank you Lauren for offering to go in my place!<p/>

    The Big Blog Backlog – Part Three: Design and The City

    It's time for part three of the Big Blog Backlog and next up it's FutureGov's Lauren Ivory, who very kindly agreed to don her Enabled by Design hat and report back on the most recent Design London talk, put on as part of the STIR lecture series. This particular talk; Designing the city: What role for design in London's future? had caught my eye, but unfortunately it coincided with my monthly MS treatment at hospital, so thank you Lauren for offering to go in my place!

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  • <p>Hello.<p/>
<p>It's day two of the Big Blog Backlog, next up and sticking with yesterday's theme is Sidekick Studios' Emma Metcalfe telling us about the product design session she ran at "We are Enabled by Design".<p/>
<p>Enjoy!<p/>
<p>Team EbD x<p/>

    The Big Blog Backlog: Part Two

    Hello.

    It's day two of the Big Blog Backlog, next up and sticking with yesterday's theme is Sidekick Studios' Emma Metcalfe telling us about the product design session she ran at "We are Enabled by Design".

    Enjoy!

    Team EbD x

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  • <p>The Christmas decorations have been carefully packed away for yet another year, but I've still got an overwhelming need to get myself organised. I'll let you all into a little secret, this has been my New Year's resolution each and every year since I can remember...<p/>

    The Big Blog Backlog: Part One

    The Christmas decorations have been carefully packed away for yet another year, but I've still got an overwhelming need to get myself organised. I'll let you all into a little secret, this has been my New Year's resolution each and every year since I can remember...

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  • <p>We hope that you've been enjoying the festive season and all of those yummy treats that come with it; mince pies, sausage rolls, foil wrapped sweeties and last but not least, lots of cheese! You name it, we've been eating it and I have to say we're feeling pretty stuffed, so roll on the new year, with its new beginnings, resolutions and of course, the yearly battle to work off all of the extra calories you've tucked away on Christmas Day alone...<p/>
<p>We'd just like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped and supported us to make 2010 such a memorable year and we look forward to doing the same again in 2011. We really hope that you'll be there with us, after all, we really can't do it without each and every one of you!<p/>
<p>We've got some exciting plans in the new year pipeline, so watch this space for updates on what we're up to. Until then, Happy New Year to one and all!<p/>
<p>Team EbD x<p/>

    Enabled by Design wishes you a very Happy New Year!!!

    We hope that you've been enjoying the festive season and all of those yummy treats that come with it; mince pies, sausage rolls, foil wrapped sweeties and last but not least, lots of cheese! You name it, we've been eating it and I have to say we're feeling pretty stuffed, so roll on the new year, with its new beginnings, resolutions and of course, the yearly battle to work off all of the extra calories you've tucked away on Christmas Day alone...

    We'd just like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped and supported us to make 2010 such a memorable year and we look forward to doing the same again in 2011. We really hope that you'll be there with us, after all, we really can't do it without each and every one of you!

    We've got some exciting plans in the new year pipeline, so watch this space for updates on what we're up to. Until then, Happy New Year to one and all!

    Team EbD x

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  • <p>"Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond"<p/><p>Each year the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked on the 3rd December. A bit of a mouthful as titles go, but all the same a very important date in the diary, especially for those whose lives are affected by disability.<p/><p>The day aims to help improve people's understanding of disability related issues, with a focus on the rights of people living with disabilities, as well as their political, social, economic and cultural inclusion.<p/><p>The day is based on four themes of getting involved: include, organise, celebrate and take action!

    Today’s the day: UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    "Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond"

    Each year the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked on the 3rd December. A bit of a mouthful as titles go, but all the same a very important date in the diary, especially for those whose lives are affected by disability.

    The day aims to help improve people's understanding of disability related issues, with a focus on the rights of people living with disabilities, as well as their political, social, economic and cultural inclusion.

    The day is based on four themes of getting involved: include, organise, celebrate and take action!

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