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Calling young Scots with mobility impairments
The European Commission Leonardo Project would like to hear from young Scots (16-25) with mobility impairments. This project is looking at barriers facing young mobility disabled adults (in Scotland, Roumania, Hungary and Germany) as they seek education, training and employment appropriate to their ambitions and abilities. If you are willing to spend about 15 minutes completing a questionnaire (paper or electronic)about your experiences, that would be very helpful to our research. The outcome of the research will be an online database, some distance learning packages for young disabled adults and for potential employers, giving tips and guidance on best practice, plus a workshop on piloting the packages. If you can help, please email me (Nina Baker)for the questionnaire, as our website is not yet online:firstname.lastname@example.org
[posted 28th August 2002]
Have your say on the quality of your University Experience
Skill UK promotes the opportunities to empower young people and adults with any kind of disability to realise their potential in Further and Higher Education. Given this, a research study is being undertaken, by Glasgow Caledonian University, of disabled students in Higher Education/Universities throughout the UK to investigate their view of the quality of service delivery within their chosen university. Given the importance of this study in providing information on the quality of the learning opportunities provided for disabled students, Glasgow Caledonian University invite you to take 10 minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire, which can be found on the following website:http://cvu.strath.ac.uk/cgi-bin/open-ae/display/tests/LizVon/Serv_Qual_Quest
[posted 27th June 2002]
The Consortium for Higher Education Support Services for Deaf Students meets three times a year. Our aim is to increase choice, access and quality of provision for deaf and hearing impaired students entering and undergoing Higher Education. More info about CHESS...
[posted 10th May 2002]
The Disability Rights Commission Concilliation Service
The DRC has a conciliation service which is available to any disabled person who thinks that they may have been discriminated against in relation to access to goods, facilities, services and premises provisions in Part III of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). It will be run by a the Disability Conciliation Service on behalf of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC). For more details about the DRC's Conciliation Service, visit this website: www.dcs-gb.org
[posted 10th April 2002]
Young Disabled Journalists/Web Designers wanted!
Do you want to be part of a nationwide web-collective of young disabled people who love life and love to travel? Do you want to explore the country using insider knowledge of like-minded people? Is there a travel-writer inside you, bursting to get out and express itself? Do you want to write an article, in the style of a 'Rough Guide', telling others whats cool to do in your area? Where do you hang out - which pubs, clubs, art galleries and cafes are wheelchair accessible? Where's worth a visit in the summer sun, are there any outside music venues or festivals nearby which are particularly groovy, and what is public transport like? Are you a disabled web-designer who wants to add some extra funk to the look of the site? Email Katy at KGlassboro@aol.com to get involved and have your say via this new interactive travel website.
[posted 26th March 2002]
Are you 16-24?
Want to get into volunteering? Then Millennium Volunteers may be for you!
You name it, we can help you with a voluntary opportunity, for example conservation, become a dj, fundraising for a project or lifeguarding. MV can help find the right opportunity for you, help with expenses for travel or equipment and after 200 hours you receive a nationally recognised award of excellence.
Interested? Call 0800 9178185 or visit our website: www.mv-online.gov.uk
[posted 10th January 2002]
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