accessibility

Can-do attitude is key to supporting disabled employees

Ian Streets discusses support for disabled employees Adaptability is essential in business, and for employers that obviously extends to how they accommodate and support their staff. People change, and so does their ability to contribute to the success of a business. The aim of most employers is to develop their workers, teach...
About access

Accessible environments – Right first time

Right first time will keep costs down in accessible environments We see enough examples every day to tell us that where there are steps it may also be helpful to have a ramp and where there are toilets then nearby there should be one that is accessible. But what does...
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Can technology save the planning and building control process?

Technology has been proven to help save time and money across many industries, helping companies reach maximum efficiency and service for their customers.  However, it has been recorded that local authorities have been wasting two million man hours every year due to the ineffective ways the services are being...
About access

Peer review process ensures quality of access consultants

Whatever your trade or profession, credibility counts. You wouldn’t place an important legal matter in the hands of a bar room barrister any more than you would ask a learner driver to park your Bentley. That’s why, in 1999, the government of the day launched the National Register of Access Consultants...
OKI Systems

A Good Time to Re-Consider Print

Despite the fast approaching deadline, the industry is still debating whether the government’s mandate that all centrally-funded work should use building information modelling (BIM) at least to Level 2 by 2016 is achievable. But where the mandate is succeeding is in making firms of all sizes – from small architectural...
About access

Awareness is key to accessibility issues

Some people really need to get out more. It’s good for them, it’s good for businesses and it’s essentially why we set up About Access in the first place. Consider the advances made in the last 20 years or so with equipment designed to give disabled people the same quality...
OKI Systems

Building Momentum with OKI

UK housebuilders have had a good year so far, according to a recent report in the Financial Times (September 25th 2015).  Three of the largest - Barrett Developments, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon - are now among the top ten of construction companies by revenue, for the first time since...
About access

Access awareness brings bottom-line benefits

Awareness is the key to opening up buildings and facilities to disabled people. If you know what sort of needs disabled people have, and how those needs can be met – and denied – then you have a better chance of ensuring your organisation is inclusive. At About Access we...
OKI Systems

From the Design Office to Building Site…

OKI’s multi-tasking printers will save time and money across the entire project lifecycle says Andrew Hall, Oki Systems UK Choosing printers can be a big decision, especially now that devices have become far more sophisticated and multifunctional. However, it’s a particularly difficult task for organisations involved in the planning and...
About access

How convenient are your public conveniences?

On the face of it the most accessible loos would appear to be a design disaster. All that space but with all the facilities crammed into a corner? But in terms of usability it’s perfect, and also perfectly obvious. Many disabled people need the extra space to accommodate their mobility...
OKI Systems

How Smart Printing Saves Costs and Drives Efficiencies in Government

By Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems UK Ltd Central and local government are continuing to feel the squeeze of austerity with the Conservative administration planning additional savings of £20bn from departmental budget cuts, which will be set out in the autumn spending review. So how can departments make further spending reductions...
OKI Systems

How Smart Printing Saves Costs and Drives Efficiencies in Government

By Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems UK Ltd Central and local government are continuing to feel the squeeze of austerity with the Conservative administration planning additional savings of £20bn from departmental budget cuts, which will be set out in the autumn spending review. So how can departments make further spending reductions...

Ordnance Survey: Connecting the lives of everyone in Britain

We are Britain's mapping agency. We make the most up-to-date and accurate maps of the country. But we're also a digital business, and we use our content to help governments, companies and individuals be more effective both here and around the world. What we do In fifteen short years, we’ve changed...
OKI Systems

The Advantages of ‘Paper-Light’

By Andrew Hall, marketing manager, OKI Systems UK Ltd Despite moves to make businesses ‘digital by default’ and targets to ‘go paperless’; it is quite likely that most companies need to progress through various hybrid states before reaching the ultimate goal.  For some it may be impossible to eliminate the use...

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