After the grueling flight, we got to our Tokyo hotel with ourselves and the wheelchair etc intact. After checking in at 2pm Japan time (and missed a nights sleep while flying), we planned to have a short nap, go out for dinner and climatise to our new time zone. Instead, waking up at all was […]Read more
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The recent London tube strikes left me lost for words. I watched and felt concerned by the frenzy such an incident could cause. However, I was more concerned how a large group of people have their lives disrupted, and are segregated from the normality everyday, but without any public attention. It pains me to be […]Read more
Around a fortnight ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Center Parcs to review their accessibility features. Having been there when I was 8 years old, I was interested to see how it had changed and how it would be for a disabled adult. I was first struck by the organisation and awareness […]Read more
I’ve been wanting to write all week and have been chasing my tail everyday. Before I head out the door to Elveden, Center Parcs to do an access review for Disability Horizons; here’s a quick check in. I feel there’s such a duality with my life right now. Being self employed with an infant business […]Read more
According to a leading published *study, more than 10 million individuals in the UK are thought to have some form of hearing disability. Of which, 800,000 are profoundly deaf. Hearing loss can be caused by a number of reasons, from lifestyle choices due to exposure to excessive noise to temporary causes due to certain medications. […]Read more
Earlier this week I read an article on disability and shopping. It explained how a survey by the Muscular Dystrophy Trailblazers showed that many disabled people are unable to shop on our high streets. Now, we all like a little shopping spree, disabled or not. Whether it’s an impulse buy of naughty food, the latest […]Read more
If you have been watching the past two series of this provocative show, you too might be asking whether the questions: what is The Undateables doing to people’s perception of disability and will it be making a positive impact to disability issues? Two questions that are very difficult to answer. To really educate society on the difficulties of being disabled, […]Read more
If you or someone in your family is a wheelchair user, then you may wish to have a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Choosing one of these can be a daunting task. You will have to choose something that meets the needs of the person using the wheelchair, and is comfortable for the other people who will […]Read more