We work closely with a range of organisations who share our values and goals, to make society a more inclusive place.
Evenbreak is an AAA accessible specialist job board that helps disabled candidates find work opportunities with employers who will value their skills. It’s free for candidates to register and a cost-effective approach for employers of all sizes. Partnering with Evenbreak to include their complementary services helps us continue to guide employers into adopting best practice around inclusion, diversity, disability and neurodiversity.
Brain in Hand integrates innovative technology with human support to help people become more independent. Brain in Hand supports people with decision making, managing anxiety, dealing with unexpected situations and ultimately facilitates independent living. It is particularly useful for people with Autism, Mental Health conditions, brain injury or learning differences. We partner with Brain in Hand as specialist trainers to ensure users get the most out of the software.
Disability Rights UK is a UK pan-disability charity which was set up with the aim of representing the needs and expectations of disabled people in the UK. It is a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) that engages on issues impacting the rights and equal participation of disabled people. D&A’s CEO, Atif Choudhury, is a trustee at Disability Rights UK and we work together to pool knowledge, expertise and a shared commitment to strengthen the inclusion of disabled people.
The Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF) is an NGO based in Mauritius working to empower differently-abled persons and vulnerable groups through education and training. The GRF advocate for the legal rights of disabled people and promotes awareness of the daily issues and obstacles they face, as well as supporting individuals to become more autonomous and independent. We partner with the GRF to provide local training on conducting needs assessments, assistive technology and inclusive practice.
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation, created by Commonwealth Heads of Government in 1987 to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL empowers people through learning that leads to economic growth, social inclusion and environmental conservation. Through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) initiative, COL and D&A are collaborating to embed assistive technologies in teaching and learning practices, to ensure disabled people can access education.
The HERA arts project at Brighton Health & wellbeing Centre is a network of programmes using artistic and creative practices to enhance the quality of life, health and wellbeing of our patients, staff and community. We provide access to high-quality arts activity to people, specifically designed to improve the functional health and wellbeing of participants whether they are suffering from physical or mental illness or a combination of both. We regard access to cultural activity as a basic right, regardless of health or ability status.
Do-IT Solutions is a tech-for-good company that is passionate about helping organisations to challenge conventions in order to optimise talent and recognises the collective power of neurodiverse thinkers. Our shared aims are achieved through collaborative working, web-based tools, and training delivering innovative and robustly tested solutions.
Neatebox create modern but accessible technology to address the very real issues that are affecting society. They are driven to provide the solutions that place the disabled person at the heart of their interactions and build relationships that are mutually beneficial to all. Their Welcome platform facilitates positive communication between customers and customer service staff to create long-lasting and mutually respectful relationships.
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) programme have launched surveys to help define which are the most essential assistive technologies and products across the world. D&A is an official partner to the WHO-BATA Assistive Product Survey in the UK, which will gather insights into the most used products and eventually shape policy and access. You can take part and make your voice heard by filling out the survey here: https://bit.ly/3lIXrkS
Citizens Online champion digital inclusion, aiming to reduce the digital divide by helping organisations and communities get online. From training to research and policy development, Citizens Online work to ensure the digital world is inclusive and accessible to those at risk of being left behind. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital, it’s therefore never been more important for us to work together to ensure everyone can access essential services. We partner with Digital Brighton and Hove (DBH), one of Citizen Online’s flagship projects, to ensure people across the south coast impacted by homelessness, neurodiversity and disablement are supported through their digital transition.
Literacy100 work to support literacy learning within the homeless community. Literacy100 was set up with the aim to provide a forum for practitioners delivering literacy education, so that they may share and promote good practice. Equally, to support organisations and donors who wish to initiate new literacy services, by offering both practical advice and reference to research. D&A and Literacy100 share the same beliefs that everyone deserves to thrive, but not everyone has the chance to. Many literacy issues and educational marginalisation are rooted in socioeconomic and emotional causes, which can be mitigated through empathetic, tailored support.
Established in 2007, Creative Future is an arts organisation based in Brighton supporting some of the UK’s most talented under-represented artists, with a particular focus on writers. Their mission is to make the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in. Creative Future provides skills training, mentoring, coaching, promotion and publishing opportunities to talented writers who lack access to opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity or social circumstances. We work together to ensure outreach is as inclusive & accessible as it can possibly be, especially when delivering services digitally.