In 1992 the United Nations started the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. An observance day that gives us the opportunity worldwide to reflect and raise awareness of public health and ethical issues surrounding disabilities. On the 3rd of December, the world will come together to support this cause.
In the UK alone, 13.9 million people have a form of disability which equates to 22% of the UK population. In support of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we have hand-selected some Tenura products that are of great value to those with a disability, and we are offering a 10% discount code you can redeem on these items.
An International Picture of People with Disabilities
Over 1 billion people worldwide have a disability, which is roughly 15% of the world's population.
In the UK, many of us have access to fantastic healthcare systems such as the NHS, but take a moment to think of the struggles a disability can have on a person in the developing world. We need to make sure that everyone has access to the help and healthcare they need.
Types of Disabilities and the Community
Another interesting point regarding disabilities is that there are many different types, with some affecting your cognitive behaviour, mental wellbeing or physical form.
Body dysmorphia has had substantial coverage in the news due to social media being a massive influence on our younger generation-this condition is a mental disability but can take a very physical form too. Our middle-aged population are currently feeling the effects of a high-calorie diet, which leads to many health implications. People in their later stages of life are often living with conditions such as dementia and heart disease. Adapting to a disability you weren't born with can be hard to overcome, taking serious will-power and a robust support system.
Disabilities are everywhere in life and can affect any age, which is why it is essential to be mindful and supportive. So join us in raising awareness this International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Many things are connecting this community of people, and it's beyond any one condition. As many of us are affected by disabilities daily, we may not have a disability ourselves, but perhaps a family member, friend, or work colleague might. It is also a day to reflect on the hard work young carers in our community complete daily, doing their best to support their parents, it's almost inconceivable what they go through without any recognition.
We hear in the news, now, more than ever, that a disability is not always visible, which is why we should treat everyone with respect.
Education and the Disabled – Employment and the Disabled
The education system in England is one of the best in the world, we lookout for early signs of learning disabilities such as dyslexia (problems with reading, spelling and other language processing skills), dyspraxia (movement and coordination, language and speech) and ADHD (issues with paying attention, controlling behaviour and hyperactivity).
Education could be affected by a disability which later down the line could affect employability. Therefore, we must learn more about disabilities and adapt our schooling system to be as inclusive as possible.
Tenura Products can be Helpful to Those living with a Disability.
Visual Aids for the Disabled – Tenura Non-Slip Mats
Red can signal heat or danger, so by placing a Tenura red non-slip mat in the kitchen, it can indicate that objects placed on its surface may be hot. By having that signal, a person can avoid touching the pan and prevent burns or other injuries. Of course, for a disabled person, an accident like a burn can affect their world differently. One disabled person may be unable to compute what's happened while another may not have felt the heat at all, and the burn goes untreated. There are many disabilities and many ways to help, with one being visual aids. This example demonstrates why it's super important to have visual aids and other disability aids around the home.
Tenura silicone non-slip mats are available in three bright colours-red, blue and yellow.
Bathing Aids – Tenura Non-Slip Bath Stickers
Dip your toe in the water of Tenura products with our most popular aid, Tenura non-slip bath stickers. Baths are notoriously slippery. To avoid injury, you can apply Tenura bath stickers. They help build confidence, and positively promote personal hygiene as the idea of a bath or shower is no longer as daunting knowing there's a bathing aid to help.
You can claim your 10% discount code off Tenura grip strips and rolls. You can create bespoke household aids as we see many customer wrapping strips of the grip roll around handles to make them easier and more comfortable to hold.
Tenura Jar and Bottle Openers
We all struggle to open jars and bottles. However, there is a solution, Tenura jar and bottle openers. Using these gadgets puts less strain on muscles and joints, which is vital for those living with conditions such as arthritis or other such hand deformity. This simple cooking aid can help to make one of the small daily tasks easier for a disabled person.
Tenura Non-Slip Fabric
Another adaptable aid is the Tenura non-slip fabric which can be cut down to size and fitted to the area you want to add non-slip qualities. Our customers have lined bookshelves and cupboards with Tenura non-slip fabric as it protects the surface and the objects that reside on it.
The Future of Disabilities
In recent years, we have come so far with the way we can diagnose, treat and care for those with disabilities, but we still have not reached the pinnacle. As science experiments continue, and so does the hard work of the care keyworkers, we can all help to achieve and understand better than we have before.
Don't forget to claim your 10% discount code, IDPD20 at checkout.
Disabilities and impairments can affect people in many different ways. However, one of the hardest to cope with is full to near full-body paralysis, cerebral palsy, or other disabilities and impairments, which can affect anyone at any time from developmental problems or an unfortunate accident. At this point, communication with the outside world can become very difficult, and most tasks are impossible. However, innovative science and technology advances have shown how tablets and specialist software can be created and used to help these people share their voices.
An excellent example of assistive technology in use would be Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking, as we all know, was diagnosed and suffered from Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This disease affects your nerves in the brain and spinal cord, making messages sent to muscles, unable to get through, leaving muscles to waste away and weaken. Without Stephen Hawking’s Intel programmed voice system, his brilliant mind would have been lost to everyone but himself, leaving him without communication.
Stephen Hawking is a very extreme situation where technology is in use to create an effective communication system, but it paints a picture of how vital it can be. Now a simple app can turn tablets, iPads, and smartphones into a learning and communication method. However, in all situations, pessimists can see the ways this could be ruined or compromised, causing damage and despair to those involved. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about the dreaded and inevitable drop of an iPad or tablet!
Unfortunately, no one is safe from this event. It is one of terror and shock when you see your beloved smart device heading for the floor. Unfortunately, for those who are physically disabled, this may mean they are without an effective communication or entertainment method for some time, leaving them very much isolated. Through some brainstorming in our offices and working in the disability aids market, we think we have a brilliant idea to help prevent this from happening.
Tenura Extreme grip mats are a high-tack PU (polyurethane), preventing all movement from objects resting on its surface. We have seen this material used in motor homes, caravans, cars and even in clinical trials to prevent beakers and glasses from moving around or spilling. We believe that Tenura Extreme, if applied to tablets, smartphones or brackets, will create a significant hold, helping to stop potential falls by providing a solid grip. Extreme grip mats have been tried and tested to stop bowls and plates from moving at very steep angles and leave no residue upon removal. Tenura Extreme mats can also be washed with ease and will regain its tacky surface once dry, allowing the use of Tenura Extreme grip again and again.
We do not recommend applying your phone or tablet directly to a Tenura Extreme grip mat. Tenura Extreme grip mat’s drawback is the same as its benefit, its high-tack, grip-enhancing surface. We recommend applying a case to the Tenura Extreme surface to apply your phone or tablet on to, preventing damage of your expensive devices when removed.
Tenura Extreme mats are available in green or transparent colours. These colour options allow you to create a high-tack surface without detracting from the aesthetics of the surface you have placed it on, or as an easily visible marking solution thanks to its vibrant green colour. Tenura Extreme grip mats are an ideal solution to preventing all movement from objects in the home, on the go, or in a workplace.
Tenura Extreme grip mats can be purchased directly through our website. Spend £50 on our site, and we will ship your order free of charge.
Tenura Extreme grip mats are unlike any of our other daily living aids. This material does not offer the same kind of non-slip surface, but instead provides an incredibly tacky surface, helping to prevent all movement from any object placed on its surface!
This high-quality, tacky PU (polyurethane) material has received a very warm reception since we announced it. The grip levels it creates is incredible, which allows you to use Tenura Extreme non-slip mats in areas prone to movement, such as cars, mobile homes, and boats!
Motor homes & Caravans
When travelling around in a motorhome or caravan, you will use many items such as pots, pans, plates, and cutlery. These objects can freely move when travelling that could make an unwanted mess, cause damage to them, the aesthetics of the motorhome, or distract you whilst driving.
Tenura Extreme grip mats can prevent this eventuality. By creating such a tacky surface, Tenura Extreme grip mats stop all movement from objects in low and high movement areas, preventing G-force or lateral movement of the vehicle from moving the objects residing on it. Extreme grip mats are available in green and transparent, so depending on your needs, can be easily seen or virtually inconspicuous.
Cars, Vans, and Trucks
When driving in day-to-day life, most people have their phones, keys, and various other items resting on their dashboards, in their glove compartments, or cup holders, as it easy to access and can be used to play music or give directions to where you’re going. However, in the event of a small correction or swerve your phone, keys, glasses case, and many other items can disappear down the seats or fly onto you. In turn, they are creating a distraction that could lead to a crash. (we recommend the use of a phone cover to adhere your phone to the surface of the Tenura Extreme grip mat)
Tenura Extreme mats can provide a perfect surface to rest these items. The high-tack surface will prevent objects from moving. No more will your keys and phones fall down the sides of your seat!
In the house and on the go
Tenura Extreme mats have shown over the years to be very useful in many areas of everyday life we never gave a thought. One of the most interesting ideas we have had was to keep an iPad in place for a disabled person who would otherwise struggle to interact with the software on the tablet when the device is moving around (we recommend the use of a cover for a tablet before adhering it to the surface).
Extreme grip mats are perfect for many uses in the home, thanks to their secure grip and the fact that they leave no residue behind on a surface they have been applied to. One of the best tests which can demonstrate how helpful the tacky surface of Tenura extreme mats is on a dinner tray, the material will prevent all movement from bowls, plates, cups, and cartons, which could otherwise move around. Eating and drinking can be especially troublesome for those who suffer from disabilities which impair motor function and grip. This tacky grip mat will make sure that bowls, plates, and other items cannot move freely and will stay put.
Due to the level of grip exerted by Tenura Extreme mats, the silicone can get dirty quickly, as any dust particles, food fragments, or general dirt comes into contact with this material will stick firm. Most grip mats with this similar feature would have to be thrown away as washing them isn’t an option. Thankfully Tenura Extreme grip mats construction makes them easy to clean thoroughly without losing any of its properties. Applications of soap and water will be more than enough to clean this material. Once dry, the high-tack properties will return.
Tenura Extreme mats come in a transparent or green colour. The vibrant green colouring is a perfect aid for the visually impaired, creating an excellent marker for where an object may be resting. The transparent style of the Tenura Extreme mat creates a subtle high-tack surface without detracting from the looks or features of what resides on it.
Order a Tenura Extreme grip mat today!