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First Dates Hotel: finding love when you have autism

Tommy Rousell, who has autism, recently appeared on Channel 4’s First Dates Hotel in the hope of finding love. When you have a disability, looking for love can come with its setbacks. But Tommy was determined not to let his condition hold him back. We caught up with him to find out about his experience of being on the show.

Disability and travel: accessing the Glacier Skywalk in Canada

As a quadriplegic in western Canada, I was surprised and thrilled to come across an advertisement for the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper. The Skywalk is a clear glass walkway that jutts out over a cliff 900 feet above the valley floor, and it’s wheelchair accessible! “Look at this!” I exclaim to my wife, pointing (as well as a quadriplegic does)

NEW podcast series: we interview Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey

As part of a new series, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley will be interviewing famous and influential disabled people to bring you a collection of entertaining and informative podcasts. This week, he talks to the most successful Paralympian of all time, Dame Sarah Storey… Since I started blogging and running Disability Horizons, I’ve recorded a few podcasts. It was with

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GlassOuse assistive technology review and chance to WIN the £330 glasses

Disability Horizons reader John Vickers recently reviewed new assistive technology the GlassOuse glasses for us. It’s claimed to help you control your computer, phone, tablet or TV using small head movements and a mouthpiece that works like a computer mouse. Could these glasses be the solution to giving you some independence? Watch the video below to see what GlassOuse has

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The new ‘normal’: adapting to disability later in life

For Disability Horizons contributor Lynley Adams, becoming disabled later in life has been an earth-shattering experience. Here, she explains why she’s finally coming to terms with her new ‘normal’, and what she’s learnt along the way… I am sat here, writing to you from my bedroom on a Monday morning. Not a particularly odd sentence normally. But for me, a

Naidex 2017: accessible travel for all

Naidex is nearly here! Taking place on the 28th – 30th March, Naidex is now just around the corner. It’s Europe’s biggest event in the disability and care sector and is set to smash all expectations. There you’ll see a plethora of 250 exhibitors and an unprecedented speaker line-up of 185 forward-thinking industry leaders. And, Naidex is totally FREE. Over

Top tips for travelling in a wheelchair

Travelling in a wheelchair is rarely easy, but it’s certainly achievable. To show you how, we’ve asked Susie from travel reviews website to give us her top tips on travelling the globe – all from the comfort of your wheelchair. See the mountain gorillas in Rwanda when in a wheelchair? Surely impossible! But I know that it IS possible

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Awesome communication apps and assistive technology from CES

New regular Disability Horizons writer and self-confessed tech geek Tom Housden, who has Cerebral Palsy, will be rounding up the latest communication apps and assistive technology. This month he looks at five of the latest and coolest gadgets for disabled people shown at this year’s CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. If you’re an IT geek, like me, you’re likely to have heard

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Disability and sex: finding love and enjoying sex again after becoming blind

In our series on disability and sex, expert and resident agony aunt Tuppy – who runs Outsiders, a private club for disabled people looking for a relationship – answers your questions. This week, finding a partner and being sexual again after becoming blind… Dear Aunty Tuppy, I was a happily married man until I lost my sight. But, instead of

Top 10 accessible outdoor routes across the UK

We’ve teamed up with outdoor expert ViewRanger, which provides downloadable route maps, to bring you the top 10 mobility scooter and wheelchair accessible routes across the UK. So if you fancy a scenic weekend ramble, look no further! At ViewRanger we’re fully committed to getting more people with mobility impairments out into the countryside. That’s why we awarded accessible travel