The Purple Pound

Is there anyone in? Of course it’s a silly question. I can see them all sat at their desks on display to the world in the estate agent’s office.  All three seem to crane their heads yet closer to their keyboards so as to appear unaware of my futile appeals. I know what you’re thinking.  […]

We need equity – not equality

This article questions whether our attempts to promote an inclusive ‘social’ model of disability has obscured the very real physical needs of disabled users expressed in the alternative ‘medical’ model. Looking in particular at the furore surrounding the word ‘handicapped’ it asks whether there are greater battles to be won. What’s in a picture? Or […]

Missing out on small talk

I never realised just how important furniture is. In fact, I never realised how the type of furniture, or indeed the absence of furniture, has such an intractable effect on the way we work. Yes, we all know about workstation design and the design of meeting rooms. But increasingly, our workplace is unbounded. Much of […]

Legislation – who needs it?

The word ‘legislation’ has become a dirty word. It seems that it is the scourge of organisations and the impediment to entrepreneurship. Companies are busy doing it their own way, making an indelible stamp of uniqueness. We don’t need to be told how to do things- do we? The disabled community sees things quite differently. […]