This is the first of our three new DAA member pages, created due to the high number of members we now have (over 400).
121 Captions specialises in live captioning over the internet and onsite. Their live captioning service is the fastest in the world, streaming captions in 1 second, in 16 languages. Their technology can overlay captions on top of PowerPoint presentations, and add subtitles to YouTube videos. Here is a video about their services.
A4U provide independent information, advice and advocacy on welfare benefits, health & community care issues for people of ‘working age’ with disabilities, their families and carers. We support adults with Autism and provide pre and post diagnosis help, life skills, coping strategies and self-management techniques to help them live independently.
AbilityNet helps people of any age and with any disability use technology to achieve their goals at work, at home and in education. They identify the right solution to meet each person’s needs, as well as making websites and apps accessible to all. Their free resources include a helpline, factsheets and webinars.
AbilityTV is an online TV Channel and video production company producing programmes, videos and commercials by people living with a disability. AbilityTV will provide them with a ‘gateway’ to the media industry by offering training and work experience in all aspects of video production in-front and behind the camera.
Absolute Care Services support vulnerable individuals within their own home with Activities of daily living. From Personal Care – Companionship, there really is no job too big.
Action Deafness is one of the leading providers in the UK for bespoke solutions to resolve issues faced by deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing people, offering BSL/communication services, support, training, resources and community engagement.
“More People, More Active, More Often” – Active Gloucestershire leads the Gloucestershire Active Inclusion Network (GAIN) which brings together organisations involved in sport and exercise opportunities for disabled people. Active Gloucestershire also partners with the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to assist clubs and other organisations improve opportunities for people with disabilities in Gloucestershire.
Our Mission is to work with our partners to develop long lasting, high quality sporting and physical activity opportunities for all. We attract investment for sport and physical activity into Surrey from Sport England, local authorities, national governing bodies of sport and Surrey-based businesses to achieve our strategic aims (which you can read about on our website).
Active Sussex aim is to increase participation for all, in sport and physical activity at a local level. They work with partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, including National Governing Bodies of Sport, local authorities, leisure trusts, education and businesses. They are committed to encouraging diversity and inclusion across the services they deliver and the partnerships they support.
ActivEyes Redbridge is a user led organisation for blind and partially sighted people living in Redbridge. We aim to make individual independence achievable by: involving, empowering, and providing a voice to vision impaired people. We provide advice and run a variety of events.
ADi Access, situated in Cornwall was formed in 2014 to research and develop life changing technology specifically for those who suffer from all degrees of blindness. We develop and manufacture products that enable blind and visually impaired people across the globe to live their lives with dignity and independence. Find out about our product “The RoomMate” here.
We provide training courses to increase employers’ understanding of autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Many employers are unaware of the unique strengths and skills individuals with these conditions can bring to the workplace – our courses highlight the benefits and help you integrate these employees into your organisation.
Advance supports people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions to live the life they choose. They provide:
- High quality, tailored support – from a few hours a week to 24/7 care
- Homes that people can rent, share, or own
- Support to find employment
- A women’s refuge
Amplifon is an international private hearing healthcare company. In the UK we have over 150 practices in the high street in major town and cities. In Peterborough we have offering support to people with hearing loss for over 15 years, including services and support to patients including Tinnitus Counselling, Hearing Aid Dispensing, and hearing conservation and protection advice.
Archery GB is the national governing body of archery. Archery offers many opportunities across age ranges and abilities. It is a very sociable and inclusive sport providing the opportunity to join a club, shoot in a social setting and participate, should you want, in friendly club and inter-club competitions (indoor in winter, outdoor in summer).
Arriva is part of the Deutsche Bahn group, one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe operating an extensive range of bus, train, tram and light rail, ambulance and waterbus services. Our UK Bus division provides services in London and six other regions across England and Wales.
Arty-Folks harness the visual arts as a tool to enable adults in Coventry and Warwickshire who are at a low point in life and who are struggling with mental ill health to reclaim their confidence and realise their full potential.
Aspire support people with spinal cord injuries.
Assist-Mi® is a new app, that offers comprehensive assistance to disabled users on the go, empowering them to greater independence when accessing everyday goods and services.
Using a combination of location based technologies and two-way messaging, assist-Mi® aims to remove traditional barriers by connecting the user directly with service providers to request real-time assistance at the touch of a button.
The ADP provides a pioneering service that is marked by its common sense approach. Our disabled advisors provide employment advice, information and support to many disabled people and people with long term health conditions. We also work to ensure that legislation, affecting disabled people, accounts for their needs and aspirations.
Autus – The Hao2 Foundation exists to facilitate personal and professional growth for people with autism and complex needs. They are a disabled people’s user-led organisation set up to enable disabled people to purchase employability training and job coaching courses through a supportive route.
Back Up is a national charity that helps thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild confidence and independence following a devastating spinal cord injury. Our wheelchair skills training, mentoring and rehabilitative activity courses are all run by people who have a spinal cord injury. We also support people to return to work or school successfully and families too.
Basildon Disability forum, is a user led organisation covering the whole Basildon Borough and Surrounding areas we cover all Abilities and Disabilities we strive to create a life stigma free and that people are seen as people and not their Disability. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a multi-award winning organisation that supports filmmakers and artists with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs to create and exhibit outstanding productions including commissioned works for clients. To date, our artists’ work has received over 70 international festival selections, 13 awards and 11 nominations.
A user-led organisation of adults with learning disabilities who consider the barriers they face when getting out and about in the North East. They work on projects such as delivering training on hate crime, doing access audits, Target Golf, running taster activities and leading on the Safe Places scheme in Newcastle.
The BlueAssist ethos starts with engaging people with any disability with their community through using the free BlueAssist cards or BlueAssist Light smartphone app to ask a question or for assistance. Secondly they promote the gaining of independence through the role of coaching support and BlueAssist training in the community.
Style Guide For The Less Able – a community where “style and disability are not mutually exclusive”. This includes the person with the disability, their friends & family. We want them to go out & ‘enjoy life’ by providing information on what to do, where to go and what to buy, whatever the disability, whatever the style.
Boccia England is the National Governing Body for the disability sport of boccia. Their vision is to give choice and opportunity to disabled people by building a sustainable and professional organisation to effectively govern, promote and develop the sport of boccia in England.
BookAMed enables Practices to reduce recruitment agency commission costs by 75%. For Locums, BookAMed allows flexible working, easy access to a variety of jobs, earn higher rates and reduction of paperwork and administrative tasks through automation of time sheets, invoicing and pension forms.
We are the UK National Governing Body for the sport of Gymnastics, dedicated to developing gymnasts, coaches and clubs across a range of disciplines.
British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom, formed in June 1967. We are a non-profit making organisation; all our income is invested in developing orienteering throughout the UK from grassroots through to international competition.
British Water Ski & Wakeboard is the national governing body for water skiing and wakeboarding in the UK. Our network consists of affiliated members clubs, cable sites and commercial centres. Our main role is to develop and serve the sport from grassroots to elite representing the interests of our members and participants.
Brittle Bone Society supports people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Fact sheets, expertise via Medical Advisory Board, financial assistance – specialised wheelchairs, subsidies to educational, fun events: youth VOICE, mini teens Cool Bones, entry to 7 UK wide volunteer groups offering local support. Encouraging participation on relevant policy consultations.
Buckinghamshire County Council’s Culture and Leisure team works to strengthen and promote culture and leisure provision within Buckinghamshire, to make a difference to people and communities and increase culture and leisure’s contribution to wider agendas. The team wants to exploit the Paralympic Heritage of Buckinghamshire to improve our offering across all culture and leisure areas, and make accessibility and opportunity what we stand for.
Burdus deliver social model delivery on Compliance & Confidence | Inclusive Design | Access Audits, Statements, Policy & Strategy | Urban Regeneration | Employment | Transport | Public & Stakeholder Consultation | Disabling Bias | Training & Mentoring | Image & Concept | Film & Video | Branding | Conciliation | Sport
Business Disability Forum builds disability-smart organisations to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.
They are a not-for-profit member organisation that brings together business people, disabled opinion leaders and government to make it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.
Centre for Resolution provides support services including Mediation, Advocacy, Coaching and Mentoring. Whether you need alternative dispute resolution in the form of mediation, an advocate that will listen and support you or a mentor who will motivate and help you reach your goals, Centre for Resolution is here to help.
Research and teaching are conducted in a broad range of transport areas including accessibility. Research is being carried out on the travel needs of users including disabled people, older people and children, the barriers to movement and the design of urban environments to facilitate travel by various groups in society.
CHANGE is a leading human rights organisation led by disabled people. We work nationally and internationally for the human rights of all people with learning disabilities, promoting choices, rights and inclusion. We pioneer and promote inclusive employment. CHANGE has a co-working model of employment, employing people with learning disabilities on equal salaries and roles to their non-disabled peers.
Changing Faces is the UK charity that supports people and families living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance. We aim to help individuals lead full, and satisfying lives and work with professionals to develop disfigurement confidence. We campaign for face equality to transform public attitudes towards disfigurement.
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster, with a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Channel 4’s role is to champion innovation in TV, film & digital – nurturing and growing new ideas, formats, views and voices, faces, talent, audiences and production companies.
Chapel St Wellbeing supports people with a disability or long-term condition to achieve improvements in their health and wellbeing, quality of life and promote independence. We help people access primary and secondary healthcare, social, emotional and practical support, relationships with others in the community, and activities in the community. Our approach is based on empathy, respect, flexibility, patience and transformational relationships.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is the public body with the duty of ensuring local communities in Cheshire are protected by an effective fire and rescue service. CFRS implements high-profile work to prevent emergencies and protect local communities from fire and other risks, with particular focus on the elderly and vulnerable.
A volunteer led social club for adults with and without disabilities – patrons Warwick Davis & actress Cherylee Houston. June 2012, we received the queens award for voluntary service, the MBE for volunteer groups. Provide lively monthly calendar of events, accessible to all. Club affiliated to PHAB national.
Chesterfield Community Care Farm is a social enterprise dedicated to providing opportunities to young people and adults seeking experience and accredited training in the practical care of livestock and land.
They promote the development of social skills and raise awareness of the links between land, food and production.
Choices & Rights are a user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. They are a Centre for Independent Living providing:
- Direct Payments Support
- Personal Assistant Database
- Advice/Information/Consultation around Disability & Equality Act
- Disability Equality Training
Community Navigator Services CIC (CNS) is a user-led organisation. with two key aims: firstly, to help people help themselves; secondly, to help organisations change to become more accessible and approachable.
We are passionate about social justice, and experienced in advocacy, training, coaching, mentoring, and communication.
Connect in the North is a CIL led by people with learning difficulties and based in Leeds. They provide person centred planning to people with learning difficulties in Leeds and help organisations in Leeds work use person centred approaches in their day to day work. As part of the Good Lives Leaders project they support people with learning difficulties to visit services to see if the people using them are being supported to have good lives and provide information and signposting services. They can work anywhere in the north of England providing training and consultancy.
Aphasia is a communication disability that can occur after stroke. Connect supports people with aphasia, helping them to reconnect with life. They do this through their befriending schemes and friendly drop-ins, where people with aphasia can socialise, make friends and re-build confidence. All activities are led by people with aphasia who know what it is like to live with this disability
CoolTan Arts is an award winning charity run by and for adults with mental distress. We believe that mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity. We provide a friendly, safe and supportive space, offering creative workshops, self-advocacy, stigma-busting cultural walks and an inclusive volunteering programme.
Countryside Mobility is an award-winning scheme that provides safe, enjoyable and easy access to the South West England’s countryside and visitor attractions for anyone who has difficulty walking, through an off-road mobility scooter hire scheme. Annual or 4 week membership provides access to over 35 beautiful sites.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is the country’s leading national disability sports organisation supporting people with cerebral palsy to reach their potential. Their vision is to support people with cerebral palsy to reach their life potential through sport and active recreation. They provide access to opportunities across a range of sports including athletics, bowls, football, swimming and table cricket.
Deaf Unity is a deaf-led learning and development charity that works to tackle the chronic under and unemployment of the Deaf Community. It works with all who are keen to support and empower deaf communities around the world, whether on an individual basis or at an organisational level. Our vision is a world where all deaf people are connected – locally, regionally and globally – sharing resources and skills to empower one another for a better future.
DEMAND Design and Manufacture for Disability. Designs, makes, modifies, refurbishes and repurposes all kinds of equipment for people with disabilities regardless of age or personal circumstances to help them live life, their way, better.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy and leading government efforts to mitigate climate change, both through international action and cutting UK greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050.
Department for Work and Pensions (via ODI)
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.
Contact: Maxine Thompson
Disability Action Alliance,
Office for Disability Issues,
Health, Disability & Employment Directorate,
Department for Work and Pensions,
7-12 Tothill Street,
London, SW1H 9DA.
Telephone: 0207 449 5071 (Extension: 5071)
The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) is an award winning not-for-profit Social Enterprise, providing “real life”, expert digital accessibility testing and consultancy services for organisations both nationally and internationally. DAC employs 22 staff, 18 of whom have disabilities and is a recognized expert in its field.
Dimensions provide evidence-based outcomes – focused support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. We help people to be actively engaged in their communities.
DirectMii has created an app to help make society more inclusive for disabled people, plans can be created of a route that is accessible for disabled people and shared with other disabled people who may not be familiar with that route.
Disability Action Yorkshire is a charity and social enterprise, based in Harrogate North Yorkshire. Services currently provided are residential care for disabled adults aged 18/65 with training for independent living, homecare, training in the skills required for employment linked to a social enterprise and accessible holiday accommodation.
Disability Advice Service Lambeth is a Disabled People’s Organisation founded in 2001. Their services for disabled people include legal advice, professional advocacy, support with Direct Payments, a peer network for stroke survivors and a project enabling disabled people to access sport and physical activity. They also campaign and support disabled people’s voices.
Employment for people with health conditions/disabilities is their driving passion. Examples include the Work for Yourself programme and the Help to Work partnership improving the disability services of different employment support providers. They offer employers, service providers and the public sector practical advice and seek to influence government policy.
Disability Equality (North West) is run and controlled by disabled people and works to remove the disabling barriers in society and achieve full and equal human rights for disabled people. Its independent living services include information and advice, managed accounts service, forums, and new hate crime project
The Disability Hate Crime Network is an on line and social media consortium of over 6000 members from the statutory sector (CPS Police and other Criminal Justice System representatives), allied to NGO and voluntary disabled people and organisations equally joined in the common fight to reduce hostility toward disabled people thereby allowing normal day to day access to transport, goods and services.
We offer a wide range of services that enable independent living, choice and control including preventative services, leisure opportunities, employability skills, vocational skills, personalisation services, brokerage, advice and information. We are a user–led charity, with a 21 year track record of innovation in services to the disabled community, carers and health professionals, operating in Bedfordshire, Luton and Northamptonshire.
Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens. We are also run by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions and are the leading charity of its kind in the UK.
Disability Sheffield delivers services , projects and resources that meet needs identified by disabled people to support independent living, choice and control – information ,advocacy, employment, peer support ,training. We facilitate focus groups to strengthen the participation and voice of disabled people and work with partners on city wide initiatives e.g. Accessible Sheffield
Disability Sports Coach provides high quality sporting opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the UK. We do this by providing coaching, training, events, and community clubs to mainstream schools, special schools, clubs, charities & other professional organisations. Our latest project is our Community Club programme which boasts 11 multi-sports Clubs in Community settings for all disabled people 11 years to adults.
Disability Talk is a website that champions the ‘rights’ of disabled people and vulnerable groups. Its contributors include Professor Stephen Hawking, Politicians, Hollywood Actress Eileen Grubba, Angela Rippon, Heather Mills, Katie Price, The Mayor of London and many, many more. It runs campaigns, competitions and carries out its own surveys.
In 2001, the Association of Disabled Professionals established the Disabled Entrepreneurs’ Network (DEN) to provide peer support and an information and signposting service for self-employed disabled people and people with long term health conditions, setting up and running their own small businesses. They have plain English booklets and factsheets available.
The aim of the DID Card is to remove the need for individuals to carry their paper documentation with them at all times. The card will have a photograph of the cardholder and is valid for up to 2 years. Go paperless with the DID card.
DisabledGo is a widely-used source of accessibility information for disabled people across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. They publish access guides to thousands of places to go including restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions and more.
Donaldson’s School is for children and young people 5 to 18 years, who are deaf, hearing impaired or have severe communication difficulties. All our pupils have multiple and complex additional support needs. Primary and secondary education is offered with classes being taught using a variety of communication methods including British Sign Language.
Down’s Syndrome Association is the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. Since 1970, we have grown from being a local parent support group into a national charity with over 20,000 members, a national office in Teddington, Middlesex and an office in Northern Ireland . Despite this, the organisation is run by a total staff of 36 (many of them part time). We also work closely with over 130 local support groups throughout the UK.
Dyslexia Pathways CIC founded in 2009 the world’s first dyslexia focussed social enterprise. We promote and support the social model of dyslexia which states the dyslexia is a difference that reflects diversity. We believe the social model of dyslexia and social enterprise offers dyslexics a positive and empowering way forward.
Mike Adams is CEO of ecdp, an Essex based user-led organisation who provide a range of services for disabled people , ecdp also provides a strong voice to represent the lived experience of those living in Essex and beyond, ecdp employ 38 staff and turnover £1.6m a year.
EJF exist to ‘ Work’ in what ever way that our members can. To create a foundation for work in a self-help structure for people who cannot work i.e. Sick, Disabled, Parent, carer, Aged, Under-Ten, Fear of life, Fear of People & For people who just do not want to work.
England Golf is the governing body of the amateur game in England. It is committed to increasing the number of people playing golf, inspiring lifelong involvement of golf for everyone, including disabled people. They work across England to create more opportunities to get into golf, return to golf and play golf, whatever your ability. Contact them if you would like to give golf a go.
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) exists to ensure that millions of disabled people can lead active lifestyles and looks to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available. EFDS is a national charity dedicated to disabled people in sport and physical activity, with a vision that disabled people are active for life.
Enham Trust has a mission to maximise opportunities for disabled people to live the lives they choose. Empower disabled people to exercise choice and control. Create opportunities for disabled people to work. Ensure sustainability of the charity through growth and diversification. Be a national voice on disability issues.
Our mission is to change the way in which society perceives disability
We aim to offer the best disability awareness training, advice and support in many different areas of disability. We are not an organisation built around a single vision, it is about challenging people of all ages perceptions and attitudes about disability.
Enrych is a charity supporting adults with a disability to enjoy the most active and independent lives possible. We do this though offering partnerships with volunteers, social programmes, activity groups and our Personal Assistant service. 2016 marks 30 years of continuing the vision of founders Leonard Cheshire and Sue Ryder.
Equal Approach has been operating as a specialist provider of diversity and inclusion solutions for the last 10 years, with a specific focus upon inclusive recruitment and diversity consultancy services, surrounding the attraction, recruitment, retention, recognition and promotion of diverse talent.
Evenbreak is an award-winning specialist not-for-profit job board, run by disabled people for disabled people. They help disabled people find work with employers who will value their skills. They have an accessible online job board across the UK.
Exceptional Individuals helps people with dyslexia and dyspraxia find employment which they may have found inaccessible previously. Being an organisation with a social agenda at its core, their main aim is to find candidates a working environment where they can thrive because their dyslexia is understood.
FFU Scotland is a social enterprise , 3rd sector organisation online and in communities for fibromyalgia sufferers and care support in Scotland.
We offer support, information, training and advocacy aiming to empower and inspire people with fibromyalgia at whatever stage of their journey, promoting self management.
Fresh Insight Today is a grass-roots Not for Profit Community Interest Company that challenges cultural and social stereotypes of difference due to disability and social disadvantage, by supporting practitioners experiencing such matters to deliver positive mental health interventions in the wider community, through acknowledgement and promotion of their professional skills.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s first NHS Foundation Trusts (2004), the result of a merger of Gloucestershire Royal and East Gloucestershire NHS Trusts in 2002. They are one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, providing acute elective, unscheduled and specialist care for a population of more than 612,000 people.
GreaterSport are the County Sports Partnership for Greater Manchester, we work with sports organisations, local authorities, schools, colleges and many more to encourage participation in sport and physical activity to inspire healthier lifestyles. Everybody should have the opportunity to participate in sport, whatever their ability. GreaterSport is dedicated to improving the access to sport and physical activity for all disabled people within Greater Manchester.
Guide Dogs UK provides mobility and freedom to blind and partially-sighted people, training thousands of guide dogs and delivering confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment and educate the public about eye care and sight loss.
Founded in 2009, Halo Insurance Services is an online insurance broker that provides car hire excess insurance products to customers who wish to protect themselves against damage and theft charges in the event something happen to their rental vehicle at home and/or abroad. We have local language websites in the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands and the USA.
Hao2.eu is a social firm promoting the use of the latest in creative and digital technologies for inclusive innovation. They offer a range of 3D virtual world products and services to help organisations improve services, especially for people with disabilities.
Harrow United Deaf Club is a vibrant local Deaf Club and successfully grown as one of the most popular deaf club in Harrow because it opened its doors to other deaf communities as well as hearing people learning BSL. In consequence there is a great sense of pride in diversity and supporting each other.
HearFirst is an independent training and consultancy business working throughout the UK. They offer training across all strands of Equality and are specialists in disability related awareness training including British Sign Language. Their tutors are mostly deaf or disabled themselves. Their training courses support organisations comply with Equality laws, internal audits as well as making good business sense.
This page was updated on 7/4/2016. If your organisations’ logo, or information is not included on this page, please do let us know so we can add it.