in the dress circle with the consultants—matinée performances from mid-december 2011
Welsh Focus is about highlighting change. To bring about what we see as a practical new approach to looking at disability issues online we have developed a platform to promote that change. A key part of that endeavour is the development of a resource bank of consultants based on key competencies.
We are adopting the principle behind extended circles within the new Google + social network environment to promote this part of the project.
All our consultants are recruited on the basis of key competencies. Where a competency such as transport issues (for example), overlaps with an issue about Muscular Dystrophy (for example), we hope to be able to utilise the extended circles principle offered by Google + to present advice, information and support in a dynamic fashion.
Google rolled out the first stage of their extended circles platform for business with Google + pages, on 8 November 20111. We will be developing this part of the project as Google rolls out next stage of the project in December.
Welsh Focus will be there from the beginning to see what this new way of networking has to offer as a communications tool. Our aim, unprompted, unscripted, is to create a communications tool that puts the voice of disabled people centre stage in social networks across the country.
Below is listed the names of consultants, together with their biographies, already recruited to work with this part of the Welsh Focus project.
The plan is to develop this area of the site into a hinterland of experience about disability matters that is unique.