Step Change Studios: inclusive dance for all disabled people

No matter what your disability, you should be able to take part in dance classes. It’s a great way to keep fit, meet new people and socialise with old friends. Our writer Tom Housden talks to Rashmi Becker, who set up Step Change Studios, a dance company that does exactly that – helps people of all abilities dance. Step Change Studios

Relationships & sex 0 Comments

Top dating, relationship and sex tips for wheelchair users

In our series of dating, relationship and sex articles, we’ve teamed up with disability and sex expert, Tuppy Owens, who runs Outsiders, a private club for disabled people looking for a relationship. Here, she gives us her top tips for wheelchair users on everything from dating to getting intimate. Whether you’re full-time wheelchair user with upper body movement and strength, or

Entertainment 0 Comments

Disabled comedian ‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent 2018

Are you a Britain’s Got Talent viewer? Did you see the final last night? If you tuned in this year, you won’t have failed to notice that the live shows featured a number of diversely disabled acts – more so than previous years – and also had a disabled winner. We asked BGT fan Carrie Aimes to run through the

Lifestyle 0 Comments

Feeling powerless? A guide to handling brain injuries caused by medical malpractice

Any injury or undiagnosed illness that affects the brain is likely to have lasting and far-reaching consequences, physical, emotional and financial. But what if the injury was due to medical negligence? In these situations, financial help can be a lifesaver. That’s why we’ve spoken to Your Legal Friend about how to get help if you’ve been affected by a medical

Entertainment 0 Comments

10 fun accessible game and activity apps for disabled people

Many of us love playing games, puzzle and activity apps to help us relax and unwind. But how easy are these for disabled people to use? Many games require two hands and the use of multiple buttons, which is difficult for those who have dexterity issues. Some have no audio or the ability to magnify, making them tricky for blind

Steel Bones: first amputees to conquer Mount Snowdon

On 30th May, a determined group of 18 amputees from around the UK will set out on a truly inspirational challenge to become the first amputees to conquer Mount Snowdon. The team will be led by Paul Clark, who lost his leg as a result of a bone infection following surgery in 2014.  Accompanying him will be Leigh Joy-Staines, Co-founder of

Lifestyle 0 Comments

Surviving a stroke: living life to the fullest and travelling around the world

New Disability Horizons writer Wolf, who is from New Zealand, is about to embark on a four-month-long adventure as he travels to a number of cities across the world, including Madrid, Sicily, Berlin and New York. But before we hear about his travel triumphs and woes – of which there are always many when you’re disabled – he tells us

Entertainment 0 Comments

What do you think of how people with disabilities are portrayed in films and on TV?

After watching jaw-dropping negativity of disability in a film, our Deputy Editor Shannon Kelly was compelled to write an article exploring the representation of disabled people in films and on TV. Read on to find out her thoughts on a selection of recently featured disabled characters and what their appearance does for society’s view of disabled people. Representation in the

Lifestyle 0 Comments

Disability and parenting: top baby products for disabled mums

Disabled mum Fi Anderson, who has muscular dystrophy, shares her blog post on the most useful baby products and gadgets that have helped her adjust to being a disabled mum. From a cot that attaches to the side of her bed to a lap sling to help her carry her children around. Read on to find out more about Fi,

Entertainment 0 Comments

Disability short story series: Happy Birth-day

We don’t think that there are enough books with disabled characters as the hero or heroin. So, we’ve decided to create some of our own. Disabled writer Hayleigh Barclay and disabled illustrator Philip Hoare have come together for Disability Horizons to create a series of drawings and short stories where a disabled person is the lead. The first, Happy Birth-day… The beige