Apple seeks to ‘take disability out of the equation’

Thanks to Steevie for sharing this interesting article.

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-apple-devices-help-take-disability-out-of-the-equation-iphone/#

 

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TV debut

NW baby_TV debut  Natalie is an ALS student, completing her PG nursing degree at BU. She works in Southampton’s Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and has been involved in a Channel 4 documentary about their work on the unit.

‘My Baby’s Life: Who Decides?’ is a observational documentary filmed over a year about children on life support and the decisions facing their parents and the doctors who care for them.     NWTV debut

The two –part documentary looks at the treatment of children who have little hope of ever being able to live a full or happy life:

 

documentary/http://www.channel4.com/programmes/my-babys-life-who-decides

 

 

Gareth’s award!

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Plymouth social worker wins top award at national awards ceremony.   Gareth Benjamin, who works at Livewell Southwest, was named winner of the Mental Health Social Worker of the Year award at the national event which took place on Friday 24 November 2017 in London.

The judges commended Gareth on his personal approach and praised him for his strong commitment to human rights, his drive to challenge the disadvantages faced by mental health service users and his enthusiasm for learning

Gareth is an ALS student who has just successfully completed his PG Diploma Advanced Mental Health Practise at Bournemouth University.

Many congratulations Gareth!

https://www.livewellsouthwest.co.uk/news/2017-11-30/plymouth-social-worker-wins-top-award-at-national-awards-ceremony

 

 

 

Mindfulness exercises ‘help students stay focused in class’

Checkout this research, noted by Steevie:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/mindfulness-exercises-help-students-stay-focused-class

Taking part in brief mindfulness exercises can help university students stay focused during lectures, researchers have claimed.

The authors of a study that found that undergraduates who participated in a three-minute breathing activity at the start of classes reported feeling less distracted and more positive have argued that their findings demonstrate that mindfulness training can benefit learners and does not have to be time-consuming

Farewell to Stephen Hawking

Paying tribute to the wonderful Stephen Hawking with a few of his ‘inspirational quotes’. Thanks to Ana for reminding us about these.

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“Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.”