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Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos Podcasts

Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos Podcasts

Being disabled often leads to people using huge amounts of ingenuity to make their lives easier. Now a leading equality and inclusion activist has produced podcasts to share others’ tips.

Phil Friend, chair of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers launched the Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos series last year. He invites disabled people in to talk about the stuff they use to overcome the barriers they face in living an independent life. Some very innovative and left-field thinking is the name of the game and so far Phil has completed 16 podcasts featuring a variety of people from the disability world. He is always on the lookout for other people willing to take part.

Throughout his long career as a consultant, Phil delivered speeches and presentations to thousands on a wide range of disability and diversity related topics in the UK. He has also worked as a consultant on disability and diversity projects in Estonia, Romania, Poland, Germany, Canada and the USA. He was awarded an OBE in 2001 for services to equal opportunities and disabled people. Phil was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Science (Hon D.Sc.) in 2009 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to equality and diversity from the University of Hertfordshire.

Click here to visit Phil’s website. You can also email RIDC and Phil at mail@ridc.org.uk


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