€1.5 Million Fund Created to Offer Work Opportunities for People with Disabilities: A new €1.5 million fund has been created by the Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) and US financial services group State Street to offer more opportunities in the workplace for people with disabilities. The partnership will see the “ability to work fund” created to provide funding over three years to organisations

Lucky Fin Project: Watch the Lucky Fin Documentary Film by 97films below: Celebrating the wonderfully made one “Lucky Fin” at a time. In 2007 I gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Ryan. As much as each baby is unique, Ryan entered the world with an unexpected hand difference.

Vehicle Adaptions for Persons with Reduced Mobility: Since the 29th of April 2012 a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is required to be type approved. This legal requirement comes directly from the European Framework for the type approval of motor vehicles, Directive 2007/46/EC.  NSAI, the Irish Type Approval Authority has since been issuing IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval)

Southern Mobility Driving Assessments: Driving represents independence, integrity and confidence. It also provides a means to access necessary services, social interaction with family, friends and community. Maintaining mobility through driving, is important for quality of life. However, we all need to be proactive with regard to our driving and road safety.  For anyone

Southern Mobility Adapted Vehicle Sales: The following is a list of adapted vehicle sales and hire. If your company provides an adapted vehicle sale or hire service, and is not listed below, please feel free to contact us and have your details included.. ARMAGH Mc. Elmeel Mobility Services15 Ballycandle Road, Armagh Bt61 8BLPhone 048

Southern Mobility Driving Courses/Training Programmes: Driving is a complex task that requires a person to simultaneously interact with the vehicle controls and environment. The task requires: VisionPhysical mobility and strengthPerceptual judgment of spaceCoordination and sequencingAttention and concentrationMemoryReaction timePlanning & decision makingMultitasking To combine all these skills and demonstrate a competent standard, confidence is imperative. Confidence is

Donaghadee Sets up Ireland’s First Disabled Friendly Golf Hub: By John Haughey Trevor Hillen’s pride is palpable on this gloriously sunny autumn morning at his beloved Donaghadee Golf Club. He looks across a crowded putting green as Ireland’s World One-Arm Golf Champion Cian Arthurs is giving putting lessons to children from nearby Killard House Special School. One doesn’t

This Belfast Employer Began Hiring People With Intellectual Disabilities 20 Years Ago. It Paid Off: Patricia Saucier of Searsport has worked for Support Services at Bank of America for 20 years.ABIGAIL CURTIS / MAINE PUBLIC When Patricia Saucier was a teenager, she felt as if her life story would be defined by what she could not do. As a child, she was diagnosed with an intellectual

Toyota Release £250,000 for Disability Sport in UK: Toyota has launched a new £250,000 ($322,000/€290,000) fund in the United Kingdom to provide training and equipment for Para-athletes. The scheme has been launched through the car giant’s online hub Parasport, which aims to get more disabled people active. Registered activity providers who are signed up to Parasport can

Is Apple’s Inclusion Of Disability-Themed Emojis Four Years Too Late?: On Monday, October 28, Apple released nearly 60 new emoji characters with its iOS 13.2 software update. Among interracial couples and gender-neutral characters, the emoji keyboard now includes the anticipated disability-centric characters and icons. Now included in Apple’s emoji library are service dogs for the blind and characters in wheelchairs and