Accessible technology – smartphones made easy

emporia – accessible smartphones

The internet is an integral part of everyday life and connects us to everything we need – from messaging family to banking and buying groceries. But the problem for some people is that many smartphone are not easy to use – for older people, those with visual impairment or motor issues, the thought of learning […]

Children’s charity launches accessible cookbook

Step-By-Step Cookbook is an accessible cookbook by the Children's Trust

The Children’s Trust has produced a special ‘easy to follow’ accessible cookbook, developed by children and rehabilitation therapists, for the whole family to enjoy and have fun in the kitchen. The ‘Step-by-step Cookbook’ has been created with assistance from young people at The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, who […]

How the eCane will change the lives of blind and deafblind users

eCane - a man walking with a cane

Physicist Ron Liebermann formed Signtel, Inc. in 2000 with the mission to use technology to improve the lives of the hearing and sight challenged people. He hired over 100 such individuals to work as assistant developers, providing their own life experience as input into the products developed. Here, he explains how his product the Electronic Cane […]

How Chris kept on turning after going blind

Chris Fisher, aka the Blind Woodturner

Chris Fisher has made quite a name for himself in the media – you might know him as The Blind Woodturner. Chris wasn’t born blind – toxoplasmosis struck in 2008 when he was working as an engineer with a busy life as a husband and dad to a young son. But after a difficult adjustment […]

Electric vehicles and disability – what are your options?

Ioniq in white outside glass building

Many new cars for sale in the not-too-distant future will be electric vehicles, with a complete ban on conventionally-fuelled new cars being mooted as soon as 2030. But what does this mean for people with a disability, asks UCan2 editor Victoria Galligan… You’ve been there – it’s dark, cold and windy outside and you need […]

The truth behind sex and disability

sex and disability - Shyam Morjaria, superintendent pharmacist at Nottingham-based UK Meds

In this day and age, it’s important to remember that sex and relationships do not just extend to traditional male/female relationships. The topics surrounding sex and sexual health should be inclusive of people of all sexualities and body types. Shyam Morjaria, superintendent pharmacist at Nottingham-based UK Meds, is committed to making sexual health more accessible […]

WIN tickets for an accessible day out at Biggin Hill Hangar – CLOSED

accessible day out - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar

The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar is a great accessible day out for those who have a passion for air transport, classic forces vehicles and wartime history. RAF Biggin Hill is the most famous Battle of Britain fighter base – and here you can trace the footsteps of those brave young men who fought from here […]

How far has accessible housing come since the 70s?

accessible housing - a man in a wheelchair uses accessible kitchen

The idea of accessible housing goes back decades – yet the UK is struggling with a housing crisis in which those with disabilities are the most disadvantaged. Earlier this year, the Government announced a new Equalities Hub which will focus on tackling injustices in the workplace and at home. Part of the hub’s work is to […]

Wheelchair-friendly days out that are not to be missed!

Edinburgh Castle

Being in a wheelchair will not stop you from sampling some of the best experiences to be had in the UK. There are many wheelchair-friendly days out to be had where venues are accessible and cater for all visitors. This means that it’s not as difficult as you might think to have a great day […]