How accessible are the new electric black cabs in London?

Londoner Toby Mildon, who uses a power wheelchair, tries out one of London’s new electric black cabs. Read on to find out how accessible they are, and claim £50 off your next 10 London taxi journeys with the Gett taxi app. One of the best things about living and working in London is the freedom I get from using our 21,000 iconic

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VIDEO: disability-rights activist Judith Heumann’s story on making change happen

In our latest video interview, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley talks to disability-rights activist Judith Heumann, a formidable woman from New York who has played an integral part in fighting for disabled people’s rights. Watch her video interview to find out more about her life, her disability, and how she has continued to fight for change into her 70s. I

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Clarity: employing visually impaired and disabled people

We all know that finding a job when you’re disabled can be a hard slog, made harder by unaccepting attitudes and accessibility issues. But not every company is close-minded, and there are more and more accommodating employers out there. We hear from one such company, Clarity, which provides employment for blind and disabled people. Working as both a company and

FREE accessible travel advice at Naidex 2018

Europe’s largest disability and independent living event is only a matter of weeks away! Naidex will be returning to Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th and 26th April for its 44th year, gathering together the entire disability sector – and Disability Horizons will be there at stand 10260. In this article, Naidex rounds up some of the best providers of accessible

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Amberly Lago: disabled fitness trainer and motivational speaker

Former athlete and professional dancer Amberly Lago suffered a horrific motorcycle accident in 2010, which severed her femoral artery and shattered her right leg almost beyond repair. Despite the debilitating, life-changing injuries Amberly was left with, she has transformed her life. Writer Carrie Aimes talks to her about her new life as a fitness trainer and motivational speaker, inspiring thousands

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How you can get involved in a new orchestra for young disabled people

The National Open Youth Orchestra, an orchestra for young disabled people, is currently looking for new members (deadline Sunday 8th April). Read about the experiences of one member, Benedict, and find out how you too could join and gain musical training with the organisation. My name is Benedict Pollard. I am 25 years old and am a current member of

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Overcoming a stutter to fulfil my dream of teaching

Adam Black shares his experience of living with a stutter and how he overcame his condition with help from The McGuire Programme. The course gave him the confidence to follow his dreams of becoming a teacher and to support others who also have difficulties with stuttering.  Stuttering is a hidden disability that affects 1% of the world’s population. For many

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Top critically-acclaimed disabled artists and writers

Last year we celebrated the top 10 female, top 10 male disabled celebrities, and top 10 international disabled celebrities. So, in our new series, we’re turning towards different disciplines, from disabled activists to disabled musicians. This month, our writer Raya focuses on disabled artists and writers. As an English graduate and an avid art fan, I have been wondering for the last

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Is online dating becoming more accessible?

New research has shown that online dating is now considered one of the most popular ways to meet a romantic partner, and many people even use online dating as a way to make new, platonic friends. Online dating apps and websites make the world of romance easier to dive into than before, especially if you’re disabled. In comparison to the

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Don’t get caught out: the ultimate guide to shopping online securely

Online shopping can open up a whole world to disabled people, who might otherwise be unable to easily access high street shops. But there can be dangers. To help you shop safely, we’ve spoken to Evelyn Wood, who, before becoming ill in 2010, worked for 25 years building websites. Read his tips to help you stay safe when shopping online.