Blog Articles, tagged with: Access

Access to UNCRPD

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Access to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities When people hear news related to the United Nations, they immediately think of countries at war or of those in third world regions that need humanitarian help. But what if I told you that people with disabilities in Ireland ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 28 2015 12:52 PM

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Employment Access: The value of work

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Employment affects your brain, your mental health, the money in your pocket and life you get to live. This week Emma Rogan discusses the value of work from her perspective and how having something to wake up FOR can transform our lives.  What did you do today? Did you get up, shower, dress,...

Published by Emma Rogan on Thursday June 26 2014 11:00 AM

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Access all Areas

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Ah, public transport… Train stations without elevators or escalators; Buses with seats for elderly or disabled people; Crutches or walking sticks you want to throw from the train right into the Irish Sea. We’ve all been there, needing escalators instead of high, rusty, wobbly, wet a...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday June 19 2014 11:00 AM

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Access to a Public Loo!

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I took some time to think about my approach to my blog post. “Access” encompasses so many issues it was a little bit daunting to pick one.  I wanted to make sure I picked a topic that I fully relate to. One obvious topic is access to treatments or specialists or hospitals... som...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday June 12 2014 11:00 AM

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Access to Information

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Bite Sized Pieces It was hard to know where to begin with this months topic of 'access', as I don't have any physical access issues. There are, however, other things that get in my way. You could call it restricted access (to my life). I'm thinking particularly of the times when fatigue, nausea ...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday June 05 2014 11:00 AM

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Accessibility around the World!

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Does accessibility mean the same thing to you as it does to me? Accessibility, or lack thereof, is really a hobby horse of mine and it really gets my juices flowing, makes my blood boil! Accessibility is not just about ‘getting there’. It should be about what you can do when you get ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Friday May 30 2014 11:00 AM

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Access to Treatments

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When I was first diagnosed with MS, I was given information on a number of drugs. At the time I felt that being diagnosed in my early twenties would have to work to my advantage as I would get on treatment faster and have it working in my system for a long time. As my MS was extremely active in t...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Wednesday May 28 2014 10:00 AM

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Access: 'Plan My Journey'

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I’m sure Boris Johnson didn’t have me in mind when he was making London more accessible. More like the 20 million spectator journeys he had to facilitate during the 2012 Olympic Games! Anyhow, I was very happy to reap the benefits of his logistical nightmare when I was planning a trip...

Published by Joan Jordan on Monday May 26 2014 02:21 PM

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Meet Declan the Activist...

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'In his introductory blog for MS Ireland Declan Groeger talks about accessibility and raising awareness so everyone can live independent lives' This is the first time I have been publically described as an activist. I would never have thought of myself as one, always considering activists to be ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Saturday December 07 2013 11:00 AM

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