In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities we’re raising awareness and promoting action around this year’s theme: ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’.
This theme focusses on raising awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, including mental illness, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences, chronic pain and cognitive dysfunctions.
Did you know that globally, more than one billion people have a disability, which is 15% of the world’s population?
It’s estimated that 450 million people are living with a mental or neurological condition and worryingly two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical help.
What we are up to:
We are all too aware of the individuals suffering in silence here at Remtek Systems. In serving DSA students we recognise that only 20% of students take up their full allocation of assistive technology training. This concerning figure has prompted us to work more closely with students who have learning difficulties and disabilities.
Our bespoke orientation process supports DSA students in getting started with their equipment from the get-go and our professionally trained engineers are on hand to help with any questions. For us it’s all about the ‘light bulb’ moment, when it all comes together for a student and they are confidently engaging with their software and equipment.
We’ve even moved our one-to-one services to a virtual process to guarantee that those students most in need still get the right level of support.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in issues such as isolation, disconnect, and loneliness, which has greatly impacted the mental well-being of people with disabilities. Spreading awareness of invisible disabilities, and the impacts to mental health, is crucial.
This International Day of People with Disabilities we want to encourage businesses to look at their systems and processes and like us, support those individuals whose disabilities and difficulties are not visible.
Today, the Prime Minister has paid tribute to the extraordinary contribution people living with disabilities make to this country and has promised to publish the most ambitious disability plan in a generation next year.
A commemorative event is being held this Friday, December 4th, entitled “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”.
The event will include representatives of Member States, UN offices, organizations of persons with disabilities, civil society, and the private sector. It will emphasize the importance of disability-inclusive responses to COVID-19 and take stock of progress in “building back better,”. For more information click here!
Getting in touch
If you are a student with a learning disability or difficulty and need ongoing support we are on hand to help. Our staff are ready to help you with your DSA needs. Get in touch with us via the following:
Phone: 0161 745 8353
Fax: 0161 745 8343
SMS: 07854 359160