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Top 10 tips for an accessible holiday
Posted 13 hours ago

We don’t know of anyone who would turn down a holiday. But for some of us, booking a trip can be a seriously stressful, especially when sourcing and planning an…

Disabled beauty pageants: why don’t we n…
Posted 4 days ago

Did you know that the United States has hosted beauty pageants for people with disabilities for many years? To date, there have been numerous staged events that welcome the broad…

Working for the BBC
Posted 1 week ago

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there.

You can find the right job for you by…

Inaccessible high streets
Posted 1 week ago

Following on from Fleur Perry’s article last week, demanding that retailers listen up and tackle the accessibility issues on our high street, it was time for her to take action…

Can 'care' support independence?
Posted 2 weeks ago

Do we care about independence? And is independent living compatible with being cared for? These are questions that crops up again and again for disabled people when thinking about the…

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Disabled beauty pageants: why don’t we hear about them?

Did you know that the United States has hosted beauty pageants for people with disabilities for many years? To date, there have been numerous staged events that welcome the broad spectrum of disability, and frequently they have been backed by wonderful intentions. The focus has not been on beauty alone, but also on qualities of […]
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Living costs: my disability shopping list

I have been what’s known as ‘disabled’ my whole life – oh, how society loves labels! I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which means I’m about as physically useful as a chocolate teapot... On top if this potentially dire situation, let’s look at my disability shopping list: Accessible housing – Very difficult […]
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The Phoenix Blend cafe: helping transform people’s lives

Gaining skills and experience is invaluable, particularly if you are disabled and want to maintain or gain your independence. Well that’s the aim of the Phoenix Blend cafe, to equip disabled people with the life skills they need, and it recently won a Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year award for it, as well as sponsorship from Sainsbury’s. Find […]
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Disability travelling tips: push the boundaries

Are you keen to break out from the norm and explore more than you thought possible? From scuba diving to travelling around Europe, Co-editor Martyn Sibley has pushed the boundaries to create his own wild adventures. See how you can plan travel you wouldn’t have dreamed possible with his disability travelling tips. To visit an […]
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Disability and parenting: how possible is it?

Marie has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and in 2013 she became a parent through surrogacy. We talk to Marie about how her disability affects her life, the process she went through to become a mum, and what it’s like being a disabled mother. Please tell Disability Horizons readers a bit about yourself. I am Marie, I am […]
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Working for the BBC: from homelessness to success

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there. You can find the right job for you by visiting the BBC’s careers site, but here, we talk to Senior Web Developer Jamie Knight about his journey from homelessness to the BBC, being […]
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Disability and sex: let’s be frank about sex toys

Disabled people use sex toys for the same reasons as anyone else: for pleasure, variety, sexual experimentation, kinky sex… the list goes on. But some disabled people also use them to assist with sexual difficulties or physical, mental or sensory impairments. Sex isn’t always straight forward for anyone, and it certainly isn’t like in the […]
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Working for the BBC: could you be the next employee?

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there. You can find the right job for you by visiting the BBC’s careers site, but read on to find out more about how they got into their role, what benefits come with working […]
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BBC: new disabled talent wanted

Many people dream of working for the BBC – it’s well respected, highly acclaimed and the roles within it are diverse and exciting. But being disabled, you might assume it would be impossible for you to work there. You’re very wrong! Disabled people are a key part of the organisation, and you have the chance […]
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5 reasons why disabled people make awesome BFFs!

From free front-row seats at the best gigs, to cool props at school or down the pub, there are no two ways about it: disabled people make awesome BFFs, and here’s why… Following a history of being in institutions, disabled people are often seen as patients, outcasts and, well, something to not approach. Despite great […]
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