Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), a disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term or substantial effect on a person's ability to carry out day to day tasks.
This ranges from people with physical and sensory impairments to people with diabetes, disfigurements, heart disease and epilepsy. Not all of these affect how an individual may access the internet however.
This includes people with no vision, or some functional vision. For example, screen readers are used by the blind to read web pages, and someone with poor vision may use screen magnification or adjust their browser settings to make reading more comfortable. This group also includes people with colour blindness and those with eyesight problems related to ageing.
This includes people who are completely deaf or have partial hearing in one or both ears and require the use of a hearing aid.
This refers to a wide range of people with varying types of physical disabilities. With regards to the web is refers largely to people with upper limb mobility, manual dexterity and co-ordination problems. This can be caused though a disability that an individual is born with or one that develops due to illness such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's or a stroke. People with a broken bone would also temporarily fall into the category.
Cognitive impairment refers to people with dyslexia and learning difficulties. Dyslexia is a condition where people have difficulties with reading, writing or spelling. Learning problems can range from someone who has a serious mental impairment, or may be due to more common factors as poor literacy, a low level of skill using a computer, having to use the web in a second language, or problems understanding information.
Welcome to the local Age UK Business Directory for Oxfordshire
Thank you for visiting your local Age UK Business Directory website. This site is designed to connect you with the products or services that you are looking for from traders and business that have been checked out by local Age UK staff. To find a plumber, gardener, builder, decorator, electrician, cleaner, solicitor or any other service or product you are looking for please use one of our easy to use search facilities set out above.
The businesses that feature on this site are:
Committed to excellent Customer Service
Signed up to our Customer Charter
Welcome your on-line Customer Feedback
This Oxfordshire based reputable traders directory provides details of trusted services, traders and businesses throughout Oxfordshire including Oxford, Abingdon, Banbury, Witney, Wanatage etc.
Latest News – Expanding the Directory
We are currently expanding the network of local directories across middle England. If you live close to the county border and cannot find what you are looking for in the Oxfordshire directory don't forget to check out the neighbouring directories in Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The service is also promoted on the national Age UK website (link) and shows all the regions that are currently operating a local directory.
FREE REGISTRATION - Register as a user on the directory and you will have the ability to post feedback and rate the companies you have selected from the directory. To find out more please click on the pink user registration button to the left.
This service is provided by AUBD Ltd, all profits from this initiative go to local Age UK's (or Age Concerns) to help support local older people.