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Disability All sensory impairments articles

All sensory impairments articles

Autism

Autism is a  life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Deaf and hard of hearing

There are approximately nine million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing. More than half of people over the age of 60 years old have a hearing loss, which is usually related to the ageing process.

Interpreting and translation

There are a range of organisations that provide interpreting and translation services in Newcastle

Learning disability

A learning disability is a life-long condition. It affects a person’s ability to communicate or to do everyday things. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

Making your computer or mobile device easier to use

There are some steps that you can take to help make your computer easier to use without having to purchase new equipment.

How to tailor InformationNOW to your access needs

If you have trouble reading websites because of a visual impairment, learning disability or because you speak a language other than English we can help to make InformationNOW easier for you to use. You can open the free Recite Me software by clicking the icons in the right hand corner of any page on the site.

Sight Loss and Visual Impairments

Vision impairment means that your eyesight cannot be corrected by glasses or lenses.  Conditions include: cataract,macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigamentosa and a condition related to stroke, hemianopia.