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Access All Areas: Roman Baths

As part of our Access All Areas series on accessible tourism, Disability Horizons Co-editor, Martyn Sibley, recently visited Bath to find out how accessible the Roman Baths are. The Roman Baths are one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Watch the video below to find out whether

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Which concert venues and theatres are accessible?

Have you ever bought tickets to see your favourite artists but got there only to find you can’t? We’re sure you have. Keen concert goer, Lorraine Howard, has had mixed experiences with venues so knows where is good, and not so good, for  people with disabilities. Read on to find out whether these venues hit the right note. I am

This week on Accomable…

Every week, we’ll be posting a selection of holiday rentals that have been posted to our new listing service, Accomable. So if you’re looking for that perfect place to get away and have a break, take a look at some of these… MIC’s Sant Jordi – Barcelona (Spain) Mics Sant Jordi: a new concept for accessible accommodation in Barcelona for

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Guest Post: Legg Sleeves new innovative adaptive clothing

Finally!! New innovative adaptive clothing for individuals with limited mobility. Legg Sleeves are fashionable, detachable pant sleeves that come off and on with ease. These adapted garments are also suitable for Amputees. While Legg Sleeves will benefit many, I was inspired to create this product from personal experience with family members who have dealt with health issues that have drastically

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Disability and fashion: the holy grail of a fashgasm

We’ve all stared longingly at the glossy, perfect images in fashion magazines and wished we could look that stylish. But for us average Joes, and especially if you have a disability, the fashion industry doesn’t always cater for all shapes and sizes… I’ll assume we are all friends here so I’ll just ask what’s been on my mind all morning

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Disability and independence: water therapy

Frances Leckie, editor of Independent Living, takes a look at the therapeutic benefits of water. Frances is a “DH Guru” who’ll be sharing a monthly column on independent living! #DHgurus In the unlikely event that I ever win big on the lottery, or acquire a serious amount of money in some other equally unfeasible manner, I know exactly where the

This week on Accomable…

Every week, we’ll be posting a selection of holiday rentals that have been posted to our new listing service, Accomable. So if you’re looking for that perfect place to get away and have a break, take a look at some of these… Smiley Cottage – North Devon (UK) Award Winning Smiley cottage is an accessible self catering holiday cottage set

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Employment and Disability: when, if and how to talk about disability

Jane Hatton, who manages Evenbreak, a not-for-profit job board run by disabled people for disabled people, publishes her monthly article on the subject of employment and diversity. #DHgurus This is a common dilemma for many disabled people when applying for jobs – at what point should you mention your disability, if at all? Unfortunately, as with so many of these

Travelling with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: how to make your holidays smooth

We all know that travelling with a disability can be tricky, but by no means impossible. Here, Helen York, who has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which gives a person chronic pain, shares her top tips on preparing for a trip and making sure it goes smoothly. When I told people I was going to Cambodia, I got a lot of quizzical looks and

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Disability and life: the imperfect PAs

Rupy Kaur is a young, British Asian, disabled woman, who is very independent and can be feisty when needed (so she says!). She will be writing for DH on some of the experiences that happen to her on a day-to-day basis. Stay tuned, as this is only the beginning of the series! #DHgurus Hi everybody. Thank you for tuning in