BlueAssist is working hard with other organisations to make sure they know about the BlueAssist message and how they can help to share it.
BlueAssist has joined forces with the Jorvik group. Staff across all their venues have been trained in how to support BlueAssist users.
Eureka we are delighted about our latest partner. The Eureka! muesum in Halifax has become the latest museum to train all it's staff to recognise and know how to support a BlueAssist User. So if you are going there with your children or grandchildren or friends you will know that you will get a good welcome. Now that is something to shout Eureka about! Why not check out Eureka's website and plan your next visit.
An App that can change lives
Latest news from our partners mifinder they have gained a new Chair Dr Rosalind Bergmann. Not only that but they have gained additional funding that will mean they can continue to grow the range of support and put mifinder onto different platforms.
The App supports through life’s biggest challenges, where we often find a helping hand, a mentor or coach, an expert or program, suited to helping us through. But connecting with such people and resources is often a painful and difficult process, especially when we’re feeling isolated and alone. Mifinder creates these connections – using mobile technology to link people with shared life experiences so that we can overcome challenges together and live our lives to their fullest potential. www.mifinder.co
We have been pased to have a long association with Scope, recently they published a blog about BlueAssist and what it can offer to people with disabilities. Click on the Scope Logo to go straight to their blog post.
We are delighted to welcome the RAF Museum who are committed to making their museum as accessible as possible for they believe they are not looking after the planes for themselves but for us. The museum is free and you do not have to be a plane spotter to enjoy the wide range of displays they have on offer. Contact the museum if you have specific needs and they will try and support your visit. Find out more at www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/
Some Charities and Organisations have joined with us to share information about BlueAssist with their members:
Our thanks go to Mencap who recently conducted a trial of BlueAssist Cards on the First Trans Pennine railway and found it a great success. As one Manager said after the trial:
Amaze’s mission is to inform, support and empower parents of children with disabilities and special needs. We want parents’ voices to be heard and to build their confidence and resilience so they can support their children to lead happy and integrated lives, fulfilling their potential. Based in Brighton they provide a range of services and support to families, including the Compass card that allows free or reduced entry to a range of leisure facilities. contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 772289
St John's school and College is the home of innovative and inspirational learning. Situated in Brighton and Seaford in East Sussex, St. John’s is a special educational needs (SEN) school and specialist college that provides education, care and medical therapy to young people aged 7 to 25. They welcome learners who have a wide range of complex learning disabilities, those with autism and related autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and young people who have special needs resulting from behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).
We are pleased to link with Richard Lamplough, who works hard to ensure that people with disabilities gain employment. Check out his website at http://www.wonteverbe.co.uk/thisability.html and see how he works with young people using multi media.
One of our first partners was Widgit who have not only given the charity practical support but have offered to all who use BlueAssist access free to 80 of the most commonly needed symbols.
Widgit believes that no matter what your level of reading, you should have fairand equal access to information.
Widgit have pioneered the use of symbols in learning and communication for over 30years and our software is used around the world to create symbol supported materials inprint, onscreen and online.
They also offer a range of services to help your organisationmake its information more accessible.
We are also grateful to a range of organisations who have provided practical support, meeting space and donations which have enabled BlueAssist to grow so quickly.