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How to live the life you want and be a kick-ass disabled person

Fancy a shot of optimism and boost to your confidence?! We hear from Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley about how to be an awesome disabled person in our modern society. I’m a professional disabled person. I’ve been breaking barriers and fighting for our rights for a while now – and it’s taught me a lot. So I’ve decided to share

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Cerebral Palsy: life as a disabled student

Disability Horizons reader Chloe Tear, who has Cerebral Palsy, is currently studying psychology at university. Her blog, Life as a Cerebral Palsy student, has reached more than 30,000 people already. Read on to learn more about her journey to become a disabled student. My name is Chloe Tear and I have mild triplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affects my legs and left

Invisible disability: coping when everyone thinks you’re healthy

We hear from reader Gloria Persiani about her ‘invisible disability’. To many people, she looks healthy and ‘normal’. But inside, she’s struggling with tiredness, muscle weakness and poor balance. Here, she shares her experiences and strategies for dealing with having an invisible disability. My name is Gloria Persiani. I‘m Italian, live in Bologna and have had Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

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Podcast series with entrepreneur Phil Friend: difference is your asset

As part of a new series, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley will be interviewing famous and influential disabled people to bring you a collection of entertaining and informative podcasts. This week, he talks to disability entrepreneur, business consultant and wheelchair user Phil Friend… Over the years, I’ve met a lot of people working to tackle accessibility, equality and inclusion issues.

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10 awesome disability-related videos

In need of a good laugh over the Easter weekend? Disability Horizons reader and self-confessed YouTube video junkie, Emma Purcell, shares her top 10 awesome disability-related videos that will make you smile. Enjoy! WARNING: before you watch these videos, please keep in mind that some contain strong language. Top 10 things I wish people knew about Cerebral Palsy – Zach

Superhero Series: new disability sporting event for everyone

Paralympian Sophia Warner tells us about her Superhero Series, a mass-participation event open to disabled people from all levels of ability. Read on to find out how you can get involved in the Superhero Series this summer on 19th August 2017. I was born with Cerebral Palsy and I love sports, on both a personal and elite level. As an elite

Disability and travel: my new travel wheelchair

If you have a disability, travelling is rarely straight forward. So that’s why we’ve teamed up with Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All, to bring you a series of articles to help make travelling easier and more accessible. This month she’s talking about her new travel wheelchair and testing it out in the Lake District.  As you’ll know from my articles on

Top 10 things to consider when renting an accessible car

For anyone disabled, or for those caring for someone that is, choosing the right rental car can be a minefield. There are so many factors to consider and checks to carry out. So to help you, we’ve spoken to car rental company, Global Self Drive, about the 10 most important things to think about when renting an accessible car. 1.

Disability and travel: holidaying in accessible Spain

Regular Disability Horizons writer, Carrie Aimes, who has Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, tells us about her recent trip to Salou in Spain. Find out how she managed to plan and execute an accessible holiday that she and her parents would enjoy. Last year, after a prolonged holiday absence, I decided it was about time I set off in search of

Disability and travel: rehabilitation in accessible Tenerife

Disability Horizons Co-founder, Martyn Sibley, tells us about his recent trip to Tenerife and the accessible rehabilitation centre in the sun, Vintersol. For regular readers of my blog and Disability Horizons, you’ll know about my love affair with Tenerife. On my recent trip, I obviously experienced my old favourites -the warm sun, the sea views and the vibrant surroundings. But this