Contributing to an Innovative, Technological, Entrepreneurial Nation

        Scotland business communities can positively engage, support and unleash the talents in widening access for all. Everyone can contribute to Scotland’s economy and add talent, diversity and prosperity to society. Furthermore, globally, the prevalence of disability is growing, with population ageing and increasing incidence of chronic health conditions (World Health Organisation/World BankContinue reading “Contributing to an Innovative, Technological, Entrepreneurial Nation”

2015 IPC World Swimming Championships

Glasgow hosted the IPC World Swimming Championship this year, (13 – 19 July). More than 580 swimmers from nearly 70 countries converged in Glasgow to compete over seven days of competition at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. It the Para-Swimmer’s one of the biggest qualification opportunities ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. This was anotherContinue reading “2015 IPC World Swimming Championships”

TS-Sport Tries Out Angling

Social Care Ideas Factory runs an initiative called TS-Sport. Its aim is to promote disability sports opportunities and raise awareness of impact disability sports can have for those who have disabilities. As part of series of taster sessions being drawn up by TS-Sport to allows those with disabilities to try out sports that they mayContinue reading “TS-Sport Tries Out Angling”

Conclusion of Google TechAbility

It is hard to believe that I was chosen for the Google TechAbility Mentoring Programme back in November 2012, just what I needed to retrieve guidance on where my career should lies or go. The Google TechAbility Mentoring Programme has been an intensive and require a commitment from both people to work together to getContinue reading “Conclusion of Google TechAbility”

NTS Deliver Third Wilderness Project

Julie McElroy is back with another Wilderness Project. This follows on from the resounding success of the inaugural event in an innovative new programme, which aims to encourage more people with disabilities to access woodlands and green space and develop a meaningful connection to the beautiful natural landscapes Scotland has to offer. The Wilderness WeekendContinue reading “NTS Deliver Third Wilderness Project”

Cardonald College Fellowship

It was a memorable day for the graduates of Cardonald College 2012 on Friday 2nd November as they celebrate their hard work and success throughout the academic session of 2011/2012. It was an incredible day and to see such a diverse range of students graduate on this occasion. I had the privileged in joining theContinue reading “Cardonald College Fellowship”

Second Wilderness Experience Success

The second disabled wilderness experience has taken place following the innovative outdoor project on Arran last year. The ‘Wilderness Weekend’ introduces disabled people to woodlands and green space. The Disabled Wilderness experience took place in Kintail (19th – 22nd June 2012). Kintail encompasses 17,422 acres of beautiful West Highland scenery and includes the dramatic FallsContinue reading “Second Wilderness Experience Success”

Julie Carry the Olympic Torch

Julie, has been selected to take part in the Olympic Torch Relay on Friday 8 June 2012. She will carry the torch 300 metres through Glasgow city centre to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics. Julie was nominated to be a torch bearer by Disability Rights UK, an organisation led by disabled people to help thoseContinue reading “Julie Carry the Olympic Torch”