Matt McCann founded Access Earth in 2015, as he found it difficult to travel and ensure that the places he's visiting had the required accessibility information for him to access with his mobility aids. What started out as an idea in the Microsoft’s Imagine cup has now turned into an accessibility enablement platform that will … Continue reading Access Earth – creating the world’s largest database of accessiblity information, so everyone can plan their adventures and experience what the world has to offer.
Created in 2015, The Code Institute is one of the most successful companies in the Edtech sector. It specialises in being a "a global leader in delivering coding skills that help people switch to a career in software development within a year. Demand for software developers is rapidly escalating as digitisation accelerates, and hundreds of … Continue reading The Code Institute – helping to bridge the skills gap for underrepresented groups in the tech sector
Last week, in part 1 of this article, I discussed how people are being more open and honest about their dyslexia in the workplace, since LinkedIn added ‘dyslexic thinking’ as a skill on their skills portfolio in March 2022. Here is the second part of the article where I will look at a further 15 … Continue reading 30 People to follow on LinkedIn who post information about dyslexia – Part 2
In March 2022, LinkedIn added ‘dyslexic thinking’ as a skill on their skills portfolio. However, long before that there has been a movement from dyslexic people to be more open and honest about their own experiences or gain knowledge from experts who may not be dyslexic themselves but have expertise in the area of neurodiversity. … Continue reading 30 People to follow on LinkedIn who post information about dyslexia – Part 1
It’s said that dyslexia affects approximately 10-15% of the population. While there are many negative stereotypes about the condition, LinkedIn has recently added “dyslexic thinking” as a skill on their website, due to the positive effects the condition can give a person. Two of the most viewed articles on my website area ‘Irish Start-up Founders … Continue reading Products and services that can assist people with Dyslexia in education or the workplace
A unique business, CWIT was created in 2009 by the Irish subsidiaries of Accenture, Dell Technologies and Microsoft in order to address the gender imbalance in technology companies. 13 year on, it’s grown to over 20 members, with most of the major technology companies in Ireland within that membership. The company is now on a … Continue reading CWIT – An Irish company that’s reducing the gender gap for women in technology-based companies now, and for generations to come
Anna Krys is an alumnus of Dogpatch Labs. She decided to leave her position there to return to her native Ukraine to develop Diversity and Inclusion based programmes. Anna began to get involved in CFC Big Ideas to promote her award winning work. Incredibly, after the war broke out she still managed to continue her … Continue reading Anna Krys – From Dogpatch Labs to Diversity and Inclusion champion to Ukrainian refugee to entrepreneur in Dublin
Launched in 2021, The B!G Idea was created by Kim Mackenzie-Doyle with a vision to challenge Ireland’s 15-19 year olds to learn new skills that would help them create ideas for solving problems in their local schools or communities. The 12-week programme looks at all areas of creativity. In 2022 over 2500 young people from … Continue reading The B!G Idea – Equipping transition year students with a creative mindset to tackle the biggest problems society faces.
Vandita Agarwal always had a passion for story telling and creativity. Having qualified from college with an undergraduate degree in Delhi, Vandita moved to Dublin to complete her masters. Having worked as a freelancer, Vandita then created Articulate Digital Business. an agency that improves clients' online space through innovative use of new technology What was … Continue reading Articulate Digital Business – Helping businesses transform their online presence
Following on from two of my most successful articles on the site to date (Leaders of Medium and Large Organisations in Ireland who have Dyslexia, and Irish start-up founders embracing their Dyslexia) here are 15 Irish people from the world of entertainment and the arts who openly discuss their Dyslexia: Pauline Bewick - Artist Having moved … Continue reading Irish people who work in entertainment or the arts and are Dyslexic
One of my most successful articles was job coaching services for people with disabilities in Ireland. This article was then published by ThinkBusiness.ie. However, it’s one thing to be coached about how to get a job. The challenge is to find, apply, be interviewed and be welcomed into the company. So where are the best … Continue reading Websites that are powering Diversity and Inclusion recruitment in Ireland
Colin Mac Andrias is a former diving instructor and course director at Professional Association of Diving Instructors. Having previously been based in London and Egypt, Colin sold his house in London and moved back to their native Dublin to create First Swim, Ireland's first purpose built swimming factilate built to specifically for babies and toddlers … Continue reading First Swim – The first purpose built baby and todler swimming facility in Ireland
Created by two NCAD students, following an idea developed at a hackathon in Dublin, Chiuru is an app that brings fashion into the cirular ecomony by connecting retailers particularly vintage, charity and textile repair shops together with the consumers that want to end fast fashion and purchase clothes in a sustainable way. Having met the … Continue reading Chiru making clothes shopping more sustainable, accessible, and enjoyable
You often hear of the problem of single use plastic. However another issue Kevin Murphy spotted was good quality compostable paper cups been thrown away by the consumer. He created 2GoCup a reuseable cup solution for coffee shops and other retail outlets to reduce the amount of cups going to landfill and increase sustainability in … Continue reading 2GoCup- reducing single use cups and increasing sustainability in the coffee sector
1 in 444 babies born in Ireland are born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome happens when you are born with an extra chromosome inside your body. Down syndrome affects everyone differently, but it does have an impact on physical, mental, and emotional development and can be diagnosed with other conditions too. With unemployment rates at … Continue reading Down Syndrome Ireland – advocating for people with Down Syndrome, their families and professionals