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Martyn Sibley

My blog aims to inspire, inform and change the world around disability issues. By starting with my personal experiences and sharing my individual progress; it begins the conversation. I discuss my family, friends, love of music, struggles as a Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club fan, my world travels and crazy challenges. I also work as an online facilitator for disabled people; covering social care and benefits to travel and relationships. This is to understand other people’s experiences, share, learn, support and progress together. My personal achievements show what is possible, but every individual should achieve in their own way. Sign up now for regular updates.

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Martyn Sibley

When words cannot describe something, what can one do? I say grab the flipcam and film it! My videos show things in a new, interesting and exciting way. They are often from more thrilling occurrences such as my world travels, flying a plane myself, or interviewing someone else of interest to you. The same ethos applies – inform, inspire, and change. People have commented the videos get across my positive attitude to life, silly sense of humour and in explaining my useful approaches to overcoming lifes barriers. Checkout the latest video now on www.martynsibley.com/videos

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When I am not blogging or socialising I run my own projects on disability issues. The projects are for you - disabled people, friends, family, professionals and for anyone generally interested. They are to bring people together. To share, learn and empower our community. The best solutions come from disabled people themselves, but the more society understands the problems, sees the solutions and know their personal actions; social change can occur faster.

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Travelling with a Disability

Travelling with a Disability

To visit an uncharted territory and experience new things, I honestly think enriches us in so many ways. Whilst some people find excuses not to venture far (whether disabled or not), others seek adrenaline and greater personal growth. Whilst we’re all different and entitled to our individual preferences; here’s my top tips for disabled travellers […]

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Always Freedom Fighting

Always Freedom Fighting

Being a disabled person can be so exhausting. Even just to get out of bed we have to prove the case for necessary funding, equipment, facilities (accessible housing) and manage a team of people. All before breakfast! By lunchtime we hear how government policy is regressing. The ILF closure and Parliamentary apathy on the ‘Social […]

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Japan: A life changing visit

Japan: A life changing visit

Only three  weeks ago I was still in Japan. Everyday since I have relived another amazing moment. In my previous blog I highlighted my views on accessible tourism and my personal experiences. This article will share my life changing professional development on this amazing trip. The reason I was invited to Japan in the first place […]

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Hiroshima Homestay: A very personal experience

Hiroshima Homestay: A very personal experience

Following my quick blog on day 3 of the trip, and the video from the Sensoji temple with Haruka; so much has happened! In my next post I’ll outline the professional development I gained from the Japanese governments programme. Here I want to bring you up to speed on the other amazing personal experiences I […]

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Tokyo

Greetings from the land of the rising sun!

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 […]

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The tube and disability

The tube and disability

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 […]

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Accessing Center Parcs

Accessing Center Parcs

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 […]

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When times get rough you must stay tough

When times get rough you must stay tough

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 […]

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