Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Editorial: Social Networking, Equality and Justice

social network icons
The communications landscape has changed, and continues to evolve, sometimes at breathtaking pace.  No sooner had email arrived than it became the standard written medium for business. Personal email followed swiftly, and the handwritten letter is now an artform.  We expect letters to arrive instantly as opposed to over the period of up to a week. The marvel of the...

National Disability Authority Annual Conference – How Walkable Is Your Town‏?

It has been Government policy for the last fifteen years, and a legal requirement for the last ten years, that mainstream public services would be planned and delivered to include people with disabilities....

Social Media and People with Intellectual Disabilities

Adrain Noonan
Social media for people with intellectual disabilities is good & bad. It keeps people with intellectual disabilities in touch with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and keeps people with intellectual disabilities up with news that concerns them ....

WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA SITES DO YOU USE? / WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL SITE TO USE?

Mei-Lin-Yap
Mei-Lin discusses social media from Youtube to Facebook and more. She advises us to enjoy it and stay safe while online. This is her 3rd article for Frontline. The social media sites that I use are YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google Plus. Favourite Site: YouTube I love the hype on YouTube as there is a huge variety of videos to...

Inclusion Ireland September 2015 Updates

Inclusion Ireland attended a pre-Budget statement briefing on Monday, September 21st along with eight other disability and network organisations in The Boardroom, Davenport Hotel in Dublin.....

My new life in my new apartment

Paul Alford
My name is Paul Alford. I have worked for Inclusion Ireland for the last ten years as a self-advocate. I believe in rights for all people with intellectual disabilities. I believe all people should live as independently as possible .....

Technology is my window on the world

Deirdre-Spain at desk
My first experience of technology was when I got a TV for my bedroom. Of course my family’s TV was in the sitting room, but this was my own to look at whatever I wanted. My parents were against this as I might be lonely in my bedroom and spend too much time on my own...

Accommodating Victims of Crime with Disabilities in the Irish Criminal Process

In the last four decades, victims of crime have moved more centre-stage in western jurisdictions. Justice systems are partially being reconstructed

Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network

The Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network (ICJDN) is a recently established organisation. Its aim is to provide a national platform whereby disability organisations and criminal justice agencies can be facilitated to improve ....

Provision of Autism Services Leaving Much To Be Desired

My daughter Francesca has autism and graduated from St Paul’s Special School in June of this year. In 2013, I had contacted our local Disability Manager. She told me that the school and the family would have to identify a service that best suited her needs....