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Be inspired by disabled photographer Alessandro Capoccetti

For many, photography is a passion. But it’s also a way to help change perceptions around disability. We speak to disabled photographer Alessandro Capoccetti about his career, his passion for photography and how his involvement in a documentary is raising awareness of how disabled people can and do live fulfilling lives, just like anyone else. Please can you tell us a bit

Disability and travel: have you ever considered Cologne?

Thinking of heading off for a city break this coming May bank holiday? Have you considered Cologne in Germany? We here from seasoned traveller Tom, who has Cerebral Palsy, about his frequent visits to Cologne – a compact city with many shopping opportunities, beautiful cathedrals and a chocolate museum. I have been to Cologne four times, and every time I

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Podcast series with Liz Sayce: community participation and universal design

As part of a new series, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley will be interviewing famous and influential disabled people from the top 100 Power list to bring you a collection of entertaining and informative podcasts. This week, he talks to Liz Sayce, CEO of Disability Rights UK… When I was due to go on work experience at school, I missed

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Election 2017: we look at disabled people’s fight for the right to vote

With yet another general election just around the corner, editor of Disability United, Fleur Perry, looks back at the history of the fight for disabled people to have the right to vote. In case you haven’t heard, it’s election season again. Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, or bombard you with figures about the

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5 things only siblings of a disabled person would know

Having a brother or sister can be amazing and frustrating in equal measure. But what’s it like if you have a disabled sibling? Do you have an even more special bond? Are there unspoken truths that no one else would understand in the same way? Regular Disability Horizons writer, Raya AlJadir, looks at the things only a disabled sibling would

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Is the ‘yes you can’ mentality always best?

Disability Horizons Deputy Editor, Karen Mogendorff, explores the negative impact of the ‘yes you can’ mentality. Does it put undue pressure on disabled people to achieve more than they’re able to? Many disabled people are raised to be as independent as they possibly can. To hold firm to the belief that they can achieve almost anything in life, if they put

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Should you install a stair lift or a home elevator?

The home you have lived in and loved may prove to be a problem for you in your golden years if you have stairs. However, you may be reluctant to give up the advantages of having all the space of a two story house. The good news is that you don’t have to compromise, sell your beloved home, and move to

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Disability and sex: would you fight for the right to see a sex worker?

In our series on disability, sex and relationships, expert and resident agony aunt Tuppy – who runs Outsiders, a private club for disabled people looking for a relationship – answers your questions. Dear Aunty Tuppy, I am a 32-year-old man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I have given up on finding a girlfriend, but have a wonderful sex worker in the

I for Inclusion: JOIN US to make inclusion happen

Disability Horizons has tried to remain a positive, entertaining and energising force for good since it launched. And we’ve built up an awesome community of disabled people in the process. We all agree that disabled people should be able to live their lives just the way they want, and one day, they WILL be able to. Find out how you

HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS: accessible trips to Devon and Scotland

Dreaming of heading off for a relaxing break? We’ve teamed up with Limitless Travel to offer you DISCOUNTS on two accessible holidays: a five-day tour of beautiful Devon or six days in breath-taking Scotland. Read on to find out how you can take advantage of these two great offers. Founded by Angus Drummond, who was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy in