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Staying connected

Neil tells us about how he's been able to stay connected during the pandemic thanks to our Discover IT @ Home programme.

Mandela’s Story

Touch is an important aspect of day-to-day life for Mandela George Gaya, a student with a visual impairment living in Kenya. But once the coronavirus pandemic hit, social distancing measures and stigma around disability left him feeling like a...

Universal design in Inclusive Education

Every child has a right to an education. An education that is inclusive and that values every learner. Amalie Quevedo is part of our International Technical team. She explores how Universal Design is an essential part of inclusive education.

How education has been affected by coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to affect the world. Whether that's from everyday living to employment and education. Amalie Quevedo is part of our International Technical team. She explores the impact of the pandemic on our inclusive...

What coronavirus taught me about carers

Michelle Lecheminant is the deputy manager at our St. Bridget’s service in West Sussex. She tells us what working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic has taught her.

What surviving coronavirus has taught me

Amar Latif contracted coronavirus in March 2020. He tells us about what it was like to be admitted to hospital as a blind man and what the experience taught him.

How do you volunteer during lockdown?

We asked Owen Thomas, a volunteer at Fryers House in Romsey, to tell us what lockdown has been like for him. Here, Owen tells us how he managed to keep helping our residents despite having to self-isolate.

The buzz of volunteering

Ged Beaumont is one of our volunteers. He tells us how he's been continuing to volunteer and fundraise for us during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteering in lockdown

Isabella has been volunteering from home during the coronavirus lockdown. She tells us how she has found the experience.