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Online dating: staying safe and having the best date

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. This week we’re talking about online dating and staying safe. Dear Aunty Tuppy, I am a wheelchair user and still single at the age of 35. I am

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Arthrogryposis Awareness Day: have you heard of it before?

Like most people, you probably do not know what Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is. Well, Arthrogryposis Awareness Day on 30 June 2017 is a perfect opportunity to find out about this disability. Regular Disability Horizons writer Meghan, who has AMC, tells you all about it, and how you can get involved. My name is Meghan, I’m in my early twenties and

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The value of volunteering if you’re disabled

Have you ever considered volunteering? We hear from Disability Horizons reader Mark Wilson about how volunteering has become an incredibly positive part of his life, and has made a great impact on others too. My name is Mark Wilson and I am disabled. Or, as the brilliant disability activist Phil Friend might prefer me to say, impaired. My impairment is

Top healthcare tips for travelling abroad with a disability

Many of us disabled people have a list of medical requirements and tablets we need to take the length of our arms. So how can you ensure your healthcare needs are met when you’re travelling abroad? To help answer this question, we’ve spoken to Garry Nelson from specialist travel insurance company AllClear for his top tips on how to prepare

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Accessible taxis: get £15 off your first uberACCESS and uberASSIST ride

We’ve teamed up with transportation service Uber to bring you discounts on accessible taxi rides in big cities across the UK. Read on to find out how you can use its disability-focused services, uberACCESS and uberASSIST, and how you can get £15 off your first ride. Sadly, if you have a disability, public transport is rarely easy to access, and

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3 Sleep Solutions for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Feeling your best each day will largely depend on how well you sleep. However, if you have a physical disability that impairs your mobility, getting a good night’s rest can be difficult. The Healthy Aging and Physical Disability Center states that 40% of individuals with disabilities report long-term problems with sleeping. Many disabled persons end up turning to social security

Assistive apps to help you get around London

London is a bustling city filled with culture, history and entertainment for all ages. But how easy is it to navigate if you’re disabled? We talk to Dom from assist-Mi, an app designed to help disabled people get around more easily, for advice on what new assistive apps are available to help you enjoy this great city. My name is

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Podcast series: music without barriers

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 Suzanne Bull from Attitude is Everything, which promotes access to music for musicians and audiences. I’ve always loved music. I

Top 10 tips for accessible travel

Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All knows a thing or two about accessible travel, much of it because she’s learnt the hard way. Here, with years of travel experience, she brings us her top 10 accessible travel tips.  1. Make a list of your requirements First and foremost, make a detailed list of all your requirements. This will ensure that nothing gets overlooked

Accessible Romania: a vibrant and welcoming country

Have you ever considered visiting Romania? We speak to specialist Romanian travel company Sano Touring about what there is to discover across the country and, crucially, how accessible it is. Romania may be a relatively small country, inhabited by just 22 million people (there are around 65 million in the UK). But it’s a destination increasingly included in travel recommendations