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The art of blind photography and finding your own style

Tammy has always had a passion for all things creative – writing, drawing, and taking photographs. But with a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), that causes vision loss over time, she never thought she would be able to make a career out of her hobbies. I was born an artist, but was also fated to gradually lose my vision. As

Disabled holidays: your travel questions answered

To help make your disabled holidays that little bit easier, we’ve teamed up with accessible travel expert and wheelchair user Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All. This year we’re opening up her regular articles to you, so you can get your travel questions answered, no matter how big or small. This week, ceiling hoists, access to planes and travelling to Rome.

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Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month: have you heard of the condition?

Did you know that February is Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month? Marfan Syndrome is a disorder that affects connective tissues, and so can affect someone’s entire body. We speak to Shona Cobb, who has the condition, to learn more about it. When I was just a toddler I was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. My mum and

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Disability benefits: make sure you’re getting the help you need

From Personal Independence Payment to Disability Living Allowance, there are a whole host of disability benefits out there designed to help you. But are you claiming everything you’re entitled to? We’ve spoken to the Money Advice Service to understand what assistance is available, who it’s applicable for and how you can get it. In total, the UK puts more than

Disability and travel: our ultimate travel tips

Starting to prepare for your holiday this year? Well before you book, you’ll want to read on. Disability Horizons Co-founder Srin Madipalli, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and runs accessible accommodation website Accomable, tells us his top tips for travelling when you have a disability. 1. Give yourself time to plan your trip and be organised It goes without saying, but

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Naidex 2017: top 5 mobility aids

If you caught last month’s article about Naidex 2017, then you will know that Europe’s largest event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with disabilities or impairments will be returning to the Birmingham NEC on the 28th – 30th March. With dedicated zones, 250 industry-leading exhibitors and 150 expert-led seminars, visitors can expect to find a focus

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Valentine’s Day: I’m in the greatest relationship, let me tell you why…

Life can have a very funny way of teaching and improving people, more specifically those with disabilities.  I remember going to a high school dance, by myself. Going alone was scary, and it didn’t get easier once I was there. The loud music, combined with my shyness and speech impairment, made it impossible to talk to anyone. People found it hard

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We interview 13-year-old disabled model Isabella Neville

Isabella Neville, who has Cerebral Palsy, is used to being in the limelight. Her famous footballer dad, Phil Neville, played football for 18 years. But now she’s stepping into the spotlight as she begins modelling at the age of just 13. We interviewed her to find out how she’s finding her new found fame, and how she wants to change the

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We talk to a disability rights activist who’s not afraid to make his voice heard

Disability rights activist Simon Stevens, who has cerebral palsy, has just released his autobiography. It talks about his struggles with abuse, addiction and attempted suicide, contrasted with periods of self-discovery and a growing stability in his life. Fleur Perry interviewed Simon to find out more. “I’m big. I’m balsy. I’m a rebel with cerebral palsy.” This is how Simon describes himself on his

Backpacking around Burma with a visual impairment

While she had her doubts, Alexa Huth didn’t let her visual impairment stop her from going backpacking in Burma for the experience of a lifetime. Read on to hear more about what she learned during her adventure. One thing’s for sure, I’m a hotel girl through and through. While I’m not a huge fan of trips that are packed full