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29/11/2019 02:07 PM 0
So your premises have wheelchair ramps and Braille signage but you're probably still not Equality Act 2010 compliant. Being Equality Act friendly has many positive benefits (including financial*) but, make no mistake, fall foul of the legislation and it could be incredibly costly.
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So your premises have wheelchair ramps and Braille signage but you're probably still not Equality Act 2010 compliant.


Being Equality Act friendly has many positive benefits (including financial*) but, make no mistake, fall foul of the legislation and it could be incredibly costly. 


Figures from the Ministry of Justice For 2017/18

Maximum Award

Median Award

Average Award

Disability Discrimination

£242,130

£16,523

£30,698

Source -  https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2018

Disability
(1)A person (P) has a disability if—
(a)P has a physical or mental impairment, and
(b)the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on P's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.














1.2 The benefits of employing disabled people

Over 7.7 million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition. Historically there has been a significant gap between the proportion of disabled people employed compared with non-disabled people.

 

Encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business. It can help you to:

 

increase the number of high quality applicants available

create a workforce that reflects the diverse range of customers it serves and the community in which it is based

bring additional skills to the business, such as the ability to use British Sign Language (BSL), which could result in large savings

The costs of making reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabled employees are often low.

 

The benefits of retaining an experienced, skilled employee who has acquired an impairment are usually greater than recruiting and training new staff. It is also good for the individual.

About Ocean 3D 


Ocean 3D Ltd is an Autism Friendly award holder.


Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employing-disabled-people-and-people-with-health-conditions/employing-disabled-people-and-people-with-health-conditions 

Free helpline ACAS https://www.employment-advice-bureau.org/acas-standard-advice/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=acas&gclid=Cj0KCQiAq97uBRCwARIsADTziybsmI1evfAs_LQcoJkOd0ueajF02DHRXNR25Rgq6tnzm_JCqybjqHwaApWjEALw_wcB 



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Virtual Reality (VR) Proven To Reduce Real World Anxiety And Pain
05/01/2020 09:17 AM 0
"Studies show potential of virtual reality to reduce children's anxiety, pain" - Science Daily "Using virtual reality to reduce state anxiety and stress in University Students: An experiment" - Frontiers in Psychology "Virtual reality PTSD treatment has 'big impact' for veterans" - BBC
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There is now overwhelming scientific evidence* that using virtual reality (VR) can reduce stress, anxiety, fear and even pain. VR as a range of immersive, interactive 360 degree tours and games, is now being used as a successful intervention in a range of fields from treating veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to pre and post operative interventions for children facing surgery or a medical procedure.


With one in four people being affected by some form of mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives* it's good News that there is now strong scientific evidence that using virtual reality (VR) can help reduce stress, anxiety, fear and even pain.

VR as a range of immersive, interactive 360 degree tours and games, is now being used as a successful intervention in a range of fields from claustrophobia, treating veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to pre and postoperative interventions for children facing surgery or a medical procedure. Ocean 3D will be creating a new set of interactive 3D tours for the NHS RCHT childrens team in Truro in 2020, for the MRI unit and childrens' operating theatres/ wards.