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Motability cars: top picks for 2016

Many of us have heard of Motability, the highly popular scheme that’s helps disabled people get back on the road or continue to be independent. Since its start 39 years ago, Motability has put more than three million disabled people behind the wheel in the UK. To help you pick the best Motability car for you, we’ve asked automotive journalist Matthew Young to

Disability and sport: have you considered adaptive rowing?

With the Rio 2016 Paralympics fast approaching, we’re talking to disabled people about the sports their involved in, how they got into it, and how you can do the same. This week we speak to Jo Barber about how adaptive rowing has made a huge difference to her fitness. Water has always been a part of my life. As a

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Gay and disabled: I’m proud of who I am

It’s just under one week until one of the main events myself and my friends always go to kicks off – Manchester’s Big Weekend, otherwise known as Gay Pride. I’ve identified openly as a lesbian for a few years now, and have encountered very few negative responses. I’ve also been registered as a disabled person my entire life, but people’s response

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Are you happy with your mobility aids?

Mobility aids can help solve a whole host of challenges that we as disabled people face on a daily basis. But do they go far enough? The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) wants to explore what unsolved problems could be overcome by new mobility aids inventions, and how current mobility aids can better serve our needs. Read on

Rio 2016 Paralympics: table tennis Paralympian Will Bayley in the spotlight

To celebrate the Rio 2016 Paralympics we have been interviewing Paralympians set to compete for Team GB in the 2016 games in Rio Brazil. This week we talk to Paralympic table tennis star Will Bayley, to find out about his passion for the sport. Sport: World’s No. 1 in Paralympic table tennis, class C7 Time competing: 2004-present. Will’s first Paralympic Games were in

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Employment and disability: answering difficult interview questions

Jane Hatton, who manages Evenbreak, a not-for-profit job board run by disabled people for disabled people, publishes her bi-monthly article on the subject of employment. This month, answering difficult interview questions. #DHdisabilityemployment – join in the conversations @DHorizons Candidates at Evenbreak tell me that getting to interview is only half the battle. Answering the questions can be equally problematic. It’s

Accessible beaches and beach wheelchairs around the UK

The Bimblers describe themselves as the UK’s most unlikely travel bloggers. Rob, together with his partner Bridget, travel in a wheelchair, reviewing access as they go. Driven by the mantra ‘access for all’ Rob has joined us to share his thoughts, observations and ideas to make travel easier for people of all abilities. This month he rounds up the best

10 awesome moments from London 2012 Paralympics

As the Rio 2016 Olympics gets under way, it’s just under one month until the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympics (7th September), and we’re incredibly excited. So to mark the date, we’ve asked Disability Horizons writer Jasmine Harris to round up the 10 best moments from the London 2012 Paralympics.  With over 4,300 athletes from 190 countries competing, the London 2012

10 accessible days out across the UK

Struggling to find accessible days out that will keep the kids entertained over the school holidays? Have some time off coming up and not sure what to fill it with? Or simply just want to go out and make the most of the warm weather? Disability Horizons contributor Emma Purcell guides you through the best accessible places to visit and activities to

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Disability dating sites: how best to find and make a date

We all know that online dating can be tricky, even before you go on the date. Once you’ve signed up online, how do you find the right person for you, what is the best way to approach someone, and how should you set up a date that will work for you both? To answer all these questions, we’ve asked David