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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.
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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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THE OCEAN 3D COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS GIFT
01/12/2019 11:49 AM 0
We are offering to create and host for a year, one of our interactive 360 3D tours of a location* WHAT DO WE DO? 360 3D tours enable people to visit, explore and enjoy locations that are difficult or impossible to access due to distance, income, physical or mental disabilities. There is a growing wealth of scientific and clinical studies showing the positive benefits of virtual reality (VR) in the elderly, young and ill.
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WHAT DO WE DO? 360 3D tours enable people to visit, explore and enjoy locations that are difficult or impossible to access due to distance, income, physical or mental disabilities. There is a growing wealth of scientific and clinical studies showing the positive benefits of virtual reality (VR) in the elderly, young and ill.

WHAT IS THE OFFER? This Christmas, we are offering to create*, annotate publish and host for twelve months, one of our award-winning interactive 360 3D VR tours of a location* that may no longer be easily accessible for our older, less mobile or seriously ill members of our community in Cornwall (e.g. the tour of St Buryan church, below)

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? To enter our competition agree what your patients, residents or children would most love to virtually visit, then complete and post the following social media friendly length sentence on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram from your organisations authorised social media ‘@‘

“We would love @ocean3duk to create a tour of ‘SPACE’ to ‘WHY YOUR PLACE SHOULD WIN’” Then ask for your colleagues, family and friends to share and comment. We will choose the winning entry early in January 2020 with scanning completed by the end of January*.


*Subject to the location chosen giving us permission to scan and publish the tour. The tour offered is of a total value of up to £1,000 including 12 months of hosting. The space must be ‘scan ready’ when we arrive on site. We must have safe, secure and full access and, must be a predominantly indoor space. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer without notice in cases of unsafe access, GDPR concerns or for any reason we feel is appropriate. No correspondence will be entered into in such an event. Ocean 3D will choose the best entry 

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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.