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Ali McManus: a disabled singer with an unbreakable spirit

Ali McManus is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and motivational speaker from Detroit, USA. She was born three months premature, weighed 2lbs 7oz and had a 50% chance of survival. She was later diagnosed with a rare form of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Despite this, she’s beaten all the odds, and is now fulfilling her dreams as a musician and sharing her positive mind and

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5 common myths and misconceptions about disability

The word “disability” is a broad term, but there are beliefs and misconceptions that cross many borders still widely held today. We share our top five most common myths below. In all seriousness, these top five falsities could change every day of the week. We can make light of some of the more ridiculous myths, but the consequences are not

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COMPETITION: win a stylish Blue Badge Co disabled parking badge wallet

Ahead of Christmas, we’ve teamed up with the Blue Badge Co to offer two chic parking permit wallets to stylishly display your disabled parking badge. Its a perfect stocking filler for your loved one – or a great treat for yourself! To win, simply share the below on Facebook and, if you’re not already, like us on Facebook and sign up

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Evenbreak wins UnLtd award for driving social change

Evenbreak, a pioneer in disability specific recruitment, has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and tailored support package will help the organisation continue to drive lasting social change at a time when the UK is beginning to wake up to the value of the purple pound. Evenbreak is a multi-award winning and values led

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10 bizarre experiences with carers

If you’re disabled, you’ve probably had your fair share of dealing with carers, and that probably includes the odd slightly weird one! Here, we share writer Emma Purcell’s blog on her many bizarre experiences with carers over the years. Read on to see whether any of them ring true for you, and leave a comment at the bottom to tell us

AccessAdvisr: helping you to find accessible places

We all know how hard it can be to find reliable accessibility information about the places you want to visit. AccessAdvisr aims to make this easier by enabling people to review the accessibility of places across the UK, from restaurants to music venues. Co-founder and owner Rob Trent tells us how the idea started and how the website can help

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5 practical and stylish Christmas stocking fillers for someone disabled

The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning bitter, and everywhere is packed full to the brim with Christmas decorations and gifts. Christmas adverts have been on the TV for weeks and the shops seem to have sales every five minutes. The Christmas panic has well and truly begun! But where do you start with Christmas present shopping? And what

Disability and travel: accessible USA

Wheelchair user Wolf, who has recently been travelling around the world, including Germany and Spain, tells us about his last destination, the USA. Find out what to expect in New Orleans and Las Vegas, and how accessible they are if you’re disabled. After three months of travelling, family meals, birthday parties, catching up with friends, shows and beer gardens, I

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Be The Difference campaign: helping you to find work

Able Magazine recently launched its employment initiative, Be The Difference, with the aim of helping more disabled people find employment. We’ve teamed up with Able Magazine to encourage more employers to be inclusive and help pair disabled people with the right employers. Find out more about this initiative and how it can help you to find work. Many disabled people

Accessible diving adventures with Freedom Divers Cyprus

Are you looking for a new adventure? Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving but thought that it probably wouldn’t be accessible enough? Sean from Freedom divers Cyprus talks about how they got started and how they are able to help people have an out of this world, amazing experience despite a variety of disabilities. Hi, my name’s Sean