Apple set to Introduce Disability Emoji

Apple set to Introduce Disability Emoji

News has recently been released that Apple have submitted a proposal to Unicode, which includes the addition of diability emojis for users. These emojis include people in wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and service dogs, as well as many others. If this is approved (which we hope they are), they will be available to be used on …

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What to look for when choosing a care home

What to look for when choosing a care home

Choosing the right care home for yourself, a family member or a client can be a quite daunting prospect, at the end of the day it’s always a difficult decision to make. However, here at AKW, we like to make sure that things are made as accessible as possible, for everyone – even information! So, …

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Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, Worcester January 2018

Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, Worcester January 2018

What do you get if you combine a vacant school caretaker’s bungalow, a housing association, generous local companies and some incredibly determined individuals intent on making a difference?  You get Worcestershire’s version of ‘DIY SOS’ but without the BBC or the lovely Nick Knowles! In 2017 Fortis Living, the driving force behind this project, and …

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Increase Your Profit Margins With AKW Wet Rooms

Increase Your Profit Margins With AKW Wet Rooms

It’s always important to look at your bottom line, where you can make a strong margin without compromising on quality. At AKW we have made absolutely no compromise of quality in our wet room products, but at the same time we have been able to offer truly competitive pricing, speedy delivery, excellent lifetime guarantees and …

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Blue Badge changes to benefit those with Hidden Disabilities

Blue Badge changes to benefit those with Hidden Disabilities

Here at AKW we understand that not all disabilities are visible from the outside. A disability is classed as a physical or mental condition that can affect a persons movement, senses, or activities. Due to the challenge that some disabilities can present in getting to work, or even in what are simple day to day …

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How Twitter helps those with Visual Impairments be more social

How Twitter helps those with Visual Impairments be more social

We’re always doing our research into independence and accessibility. We like to take this research and implement it into our products so that they are easy to use, by as many differently abled people as possible. This is why we like to recognise when other companies in today’s world make their products more accessible as …

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The OT Show 2017

The OT Show 2017

On the 22nd and 23rd of November, AKW were again the main show sponsors of the 2017 OT Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Each year, we aim to meet with super Occupational Therapists (OT) from all corners of the UK to help them discover the best solutions for their clients’ care. As with previous years, the …

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AKW Working with the Local Community Chadsgrove Specialist School

AKW Working with the Local Community Chadsgrove Specialist School

The school Situated in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Chadsgrove School is a school for children with complex physical and medical needs. It first opened in 1976 with just 20 students, and over the past 40 years has developed to become a respected facility that has maintained an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating since 2012. The school currently has over …

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AKW Launch NEW & Updated Bathroom Furniture Range

AKW Launch NEW & Updated Bathroom Furniture Range

AKW’s impressive range of fitted bathroom furniture has been becoming increasingly popular since its launch a few years ago, as it is both stylish and practical. Our new and updated range has developed on this even further. We have a selection of three clean and smart finishes which when combined with a choice of standard …

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Shower Seats: Providing Support & Stability in the Bathroom

Shower Seats: Providing Support & Stability in the Bathroom

When it comes down to showering it should be a time of relaxation, many see it as alone time, a time of reflection and it should be as comfortable as it possibly can be. People who live with disabilities may not have this privacy and relaxation when it comes to showering, due to the number …

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