1. Destek reach the final!

    Andrea and Destek's employees working with each other.Destek are extremely pleased to announce that we are one of three finalists in the Small Employer of the Year category at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015. The high profile awards ceremony to be held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on Thursday, October 29. (more…)

  2. Natural Resources Wales: An Accessible Environment

    National Resources WalesDestek have worked closely with Natural Resources Wales over the past two years to enable a fully inclusive and accessible working environment for its staff and visitors.
    Since its creation, Natural Resources Wales has made incredible progress to ensure that their physical and digital environments are as accessible as possible. Destek has supported Natural Resources Wales throughout this journey and would like to acknowledge their enthusiasm and determination towards disability matters for its customers and staff. (more…)

  3. Destek News – Our latest developments Silver for Roger!

    Silver for Roger!

    Roger Rees Evans participates in the Blind Archery Championship

    Roger Rees-Evans has recently returned from Germany after representing Team GB in the Blind Archery World Championships. Roger is a B1 archer who is totally blind and last week was in Donaueschingen competing against the best blind archers from around the world.
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  4. Destek Learns Toxophily

    Roy and Robert compete in archery practice

    Destek are extremely proud to be sponsoring Roger Rees-Evans for the upcoming the World Archery Para Championships in Germany. Roger is the father of team member Graham, and happens to be an Olympic-level blind archer.

    Last week Destek held a blind archery event for the team, led by Graham and Roger. The day allowed them to see what it is like for visually impaired archers to shoot a bow and arrow.
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  5. Digital Health Conference and Exhibition 2015

    Every aspect of modern society is affected by technology (Try to think of an industry that isn’t!). Banking, transportation, security, communication, and healthcare all rely on technology in one way or another. But in medicine and healthcare the impact is considerably greater. From electronic medical records, to advances in bio-medical engineering and patient facing technology, delivery methods are changing at an ever increasing rate.
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  6. Accessible Travel

    Destek recently attended the Travel Technology Europe 2015 exhibition where many of the famous names in travel were exhibiting. Travel is an area where accessibility has not traditionally been considered and due to this lack of accessible consideration it has been extremely difficult for people with disabilities to travel and limits their options with regards to choice of destinations or service.
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  7. Disability Rights in Turkey: Time for change, Winter 2015

    Pictured above: Mehmet Evsen, Director of Destek Accessible Technology Solutions had his thought provoking paper ‘Disability Rights in Turkey: Time for change’, published on the ‘Turkish Policy Quarterly’ website.

    Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is an Istanbul-based journal aiming to foster original thinking and constructive policy debates on Turkey and its neighborhood. The journal has been published on a quarterly basis since 2002. TPQ focuses on Turkey’s broader neighborhood with a global outlook and bridges research with policy-making.
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  8. Travel Technology Europe

    Image link to the 'Travel Technology 2015' conference page

    Travel Technology Europe is the only exhibition and conference of its kind specialising in technology and e-commerce systems and software for the travel industry.

    Travel Technology Europe has been running for 11 years. Over this time the event has established a niche platform to provide you with the relevant products and services to enhance business efficiency and improve business performance. (more…)

  9. Accessible Tourism could generate millions

    Adapted from globalaccessibilitynews.com

    Image of wheelchair user sat in airport overtlooking an aircraft

    Research from the University of Surrey has found that the tourism sector in Europe is losing out on over €140 billion every year due to lack of accessible venues, services and the general attitude towards people with disabilities.

    Furthermore, the research found that travellers requiring special access (whether through disability or age) undertook 783 million trips in 2012, spending €142 billion and creating over 3 millions jobs. (more…)

  10. Destek staff member hosts a royal celebration

    Queen Scouts with Lord Lieutenant  and District Commissioner

    As well as being Destek’s Digital Accessibility Specialist, Graham Rees-Evans is the District Commissioner for Afan Nedd Scouts (Neath Port Talbot).

    Amongst a variety of other duties, he recently hosted a celebratory evening attended by the H.M. Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, D Byron Lewis Esq., CStJ, FCA, in honour of five members who have gained their Queen’s Scouts Award, the highest honour in Scouting and awarded for outstanding personal achievement. (more…)

  11. Digital Tourism Exhibition – Swansea 3rd of November 2014

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    The Digital Tourism Exhibition, an end of programme event, will showcase a range of projects. Supported by the programme and other digital tourism activity in Wales, alongside technologies and ideas that the industry can use.

    More than 40 exhibitors will be demonstrating a wide variety of technology including apps and related platforms, augmented reality, gaming tools, interactive web and wearable devices. (more…)

  12. British Technology Summit in Istanbul

    British Technology Summit 2014

    In November 2014, Destek will be attending the British Technology Summit in Istanbul. It is an amazing opportunity for all British businesses to find and create links between the UK and Turkey.

    The British Technology Summit 2014 provides an opportunity to showcase Destek in one of Europe’s most exciting growth markets. Turkey’s economic stability is rapidly growing, and the possibility of EU membership makes it the ideal market for UK technology companies looking for new opportunities. (more…)

  13. Destek goes down a storm at the UKTI Great Event in Istanbul.

    Destek goes down a storm at the UKTI Great Event in Istanbul

    The GREAT Festival of Creativity was been organised by UK Trade & Investment in collaboration with industry experts covering a wide range of disciplines. It aimed to allow UK companies to build long term relationships and engage in high-level discussions by providing access to key decision-makers, major buyers and potential partners. (more…)

  14. Destek meet with the British Ambassador in Turkey

    Image Destek meet with the British Ambassador in Turkey

    In June, members of Destek met with the British Ambassador in Turkey. A keen advocate for accessibility and disability rights, Richard Moore was interested to hear the plans and proposals Destek had and how they could affect members of the public within Turkey. A very warm welcome and excellent hospitality was provided in the Ambassador’s residence in Ankara, with Richards lovely wife Maggie, and joined by her guide dog, Star. (more…)