Hello everyone and welcome to this the inaugural edition of the Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos podcast.
We’re delighted to welcome as our first guest Geoff Adams-Spink one of the trustees of Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC).
Geoff was born with multiple impairments as a result of thalidomide. He has shortened upper limbs, a missing right eye and extremely restricted vision in his left eye.
He left the BBC in 2011 to set up his own disability equality consultancy and to Chair an international federation of organisations for those affected by congenital limb difference (EDRIC).
As a trainer and public speaker, he has worked extensively in the UK, many EU countries, Ukraine, China and Thailand.
He has an outward-looking world view and seeks to help international business, public and third sector organisations to learn from each other by spreading best practice in the field of disability equality.
In my conversation with Geoff he talks about the things that he uses to overcome the difficulties that his impairments put in his way. Some are simple devices others more complex but all provide a solution.
I’ve posted below links to the products and services that Geoff mentioned.
Don’t forget to take a look at the RateIt website hosted by the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers where you will find a whole host of products and gadgets which might be useful to you. https://rateit.ridc.org.uk/
Finally, if you are a disabled person and would like to join the RIDC Consumer Panel please email Chris Lofthouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7427 2467
Clamp for tablet Bestek https://amzn.to/2VBrDBa £22 approx
Amazon Echo Smart Speaker https://amzn.to/2VDfGLj
Aquarius Portabidet http://bit.ly/2VBY5Dn
Disabled Facilities Grant from Local Authority http://bit.ly/2VDj48Z