Our innovation team was tasked by Arts Council England to deliver a programme that would help uncover practical solutions that make it easier for disabled people to make music, and solve specific challenges when it comes to the supply of adaptive instruments to schools. We partnered with Creative United, the OHMI Trust, Hobs 3D and […]
Plexal has partnered with 12 organisations, including UCL, Here East and our member Disability Rights UK, to launch the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ) with the aim of supporting disabled entrepreneurs with launching and scaling their businesses. We want Plexal to be a place where disabled and non-disabled innovators collaborate, co-create solutions and shape […]
Applications open today for the Accessible Instruments Challenge: a virtual inclusive innovation programme aimed at making adapted musical instruments, assistive equipment and music technology more accessible and affordable for disabled people of all ages. Plexal’s innovation team will support virtual teams over four months as they address a series of challenges, which will culminate in a […]
Assistive technology is not a niche market but industry is failing to create affordable solutions at scale – or tap into the innovation opportunity. We want to do something about that.
We’re excited to reveal that Plexal, University College London (UCL) and Here East have today launched the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone.
It’s tempting to cling to the idea that Britain is a meritocracy where the brightest minds and the hardest working are rewarded with the best jobs and opportunities, and that where you start in life doesn’t determine where you end up.
“There of course are many ethical and moral reasons why design should be inclusive and affordable for all,” says our head of innovation services Francine Stevens in her LinkedIn article on design and disability.”
Francine Stevens, our head of innovation services, rounds up the most thought-provoking views from the Disability Summit, which was held at Here East last month.