Introducing OpenLab!

This blog is all about a  brilliant new community and website that will be launching soon to promote collaboration around disability and innovation in technology. The community and its website are the outcome of the Office for Disability Issues’ Hackcessibility hack day at Google’s Campus London earlier this year, and the follow-up showcase event in the House of Lords, where we brought together experts to think about how to use technology… Read Article →

The Dream Team at NESTA

Watch the talk here! Joe and Shaun start at 1:08 A couple of months ago, Open Voice Factory was invited along to talk at the The Future of People Powered Health 2017 organised by NESTA. The event explored the idea of the ‘end of patients’ by showcasing inspiring examples of how people are creating health and well being themselves, and asked how great people-powered solutions can be sustained and scaled up. Joe spoke on a… Read Article →

Finer details to consider when designing and installing accessibility solutions.

When you see lifts in commercial, residential or public buildings, you may not have ever thought about the careful process in which the access points are designed and installed. Craig Merry, company director at Invalifts, talks us through the details and considerations involved in their type of work.   First, we think about the use case.  That lets people work out the size and power needed. The lift for a… Read Article →

Art!

This past week eQuality Time has been at Bath Spa University – launching our first artistic project! Early in the year we responded to this call to produce an artwork for Bath Spa’s Media Wall.  They were looking for a data-driven visualisation that involved creative writing from young people in secondary school.  Thanks to the White Water Writer’s project – we the most detailed data on how young people write novels in the world,… Read Article →

National Association of Writers in Education

A celebration is in order here at eQuality Time! Our very own Francesca Baker  has been published in the prestigious NAWE magazine!   Francesca has contributed a fantastic piece to the magazine that explains all about White Water Writers. She describes the writing camp where students of all abilities come together to produce a novel in five days and then goes on to highlight the academic research done into the scheme… Read Article →

Flowers for Turing 2017

It’s that time of year again… Alan Turing’s Birthday is on the 23rd of June. We’re going to make it special. Every year, people (mostly from reddit, it turns out) pledge bunches of flowers to be placed at Alan Turing’s statue in Manchester for his birthday. In the process we raise money for the amazing charity Special Effect, which helps people with disabilities access computer games. In 2013 we raised… Read Article →

Stepping down from the board of eQuality Time

Small movement happening here. I’ve stood down from the board of eQuality Time. You might think this is an odd thing to do as I founded it and I’m the main driver of it. Actually it’s part of a sensible process. eQuality Time is currently a social enterprise, and we believe that it would be better structured as a registered charity. We always knew this might be a direction we… Read Article →

State of the Art

eQuality Time is pleased to announce that it’s carrying out it’s first arts commission! We won this call to provide a display for Bath Spa university that promotes creative writing for students ages 8-14. Our canvas for the month of July is this magnificent video wall: Looking forward to day 2 of Welcome Wall project @BathSpaUni #wearebathspa pic.twitter.com/o3LgWIcPws — MediaWall Bath Spa (@MediaWallBSU) September 25, 2016 …and we’re hoping to… Read Article →

ICE cards

We’ve  added ICE cards to the CommuniKate website. In case of emergency (ICE) cards fold up nicely to fit in a pocket and are used, as the name suggests for emergency situations like a medical problem. The normal CK20 content has been altered to put medical matters first.   You can access them either at the Github repository or at the CommuniKate website (which looks nicer, but links to the… Read Article →

The agony of filling out funding forms

eQuality Time is a modern, forward thinking organisation and we’re aware that we do do some unusual things as a social enterprise. This means that quite often we run into questions on funding application forms that are hard to answer because the question assumes a certain way of working which we don’t adhere to. If I come across a question were every possible answer seems wrong, I write a small… Read Article →