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Disability and entertainment: the feeling of music

Hayleigh Barclay is delighted to join in with Disability Horizons to offer a monthly article on entertainment. Hayleigh has a Masters in Creative Media Practises, is about to start a PhD in Gothic Literature and she’s going to use her expertise to open up the world of entertainment to Disability Horizon’s readers.  This month, the feeling of music. #DHgurus I

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Disability and gadgets: low-cost robotic hands could wave in the future

Robert Wemyss is the IT guru at Really Useful Stuff. RUS is delighted to join in with Disability Horizons to offer a monthly roundup of all things tech and gadget. We will take a quick look at new ideas on the horizon as well as great new inventions already on the market that make life easier and a lot more

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Disability, sex and relationships: sex education

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, sex education, a lack of it to be more precise. #DHgurus Dear Tuppy, I have gone through schooling and university, and my sex education has been worse

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Toys Like Me dolls: a good or bad idea?

“Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls, dolls like you and me…” the theme to one of my old childhood’s favourite cartoons – ‘Raggy Dolls’ sprang into my head as I heard about ‘Toys Like Me’. Raggy Dolls was a children’s cartoon where the dolls that did not meet the factory’s standards got sent into a recycle section. I remember watching it and

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Disability and Housing: is independent living a luxury?

Alicia Wood is the housing guru and chief executive at Housing & Support Alliance. H&SA is delighted to join with Disability Horizons to offer a monthly article with help and top tips on housing. This month, we’re talking choices. #DHgurus Housing finally made it on to the political agenda in the run up to the general election but since then

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The Stelios Award 2015: creating opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs is back, and the winner gets £50,000 – the largest cash prize of its kind. Maybe it’s time for you to apply… Applications are now open for £50,000 Stelios Award, for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2015 The £50,000 award recognises talents of established business owners with a disability or long-term health condition. The

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Win a luxury chocolate and prosecco hamper worth £50 with our accessible holiday property competition!!

Accessible travel can be a nightmare. To make things easier we are asking our awesome community for help. We need you to share (or research) accessible holiday properties from all around the world. If you recommend a property you will also be entered into our prize draw to win a luxury chocolate and prosecco hamper. To enter: 1) Go to

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Disability and Independence: accessorise your wheelchair, simplify your life!

Frances Leckie, editor of Independent Living, takes a look at some of the latest wheelchair accessories to make life on wheels smoother and easier. #DHGurus In this article, I will be covering a whole range of add-ons for wheelchairs and scooters, from high-tech to basic, fun to serious. The one thing they all have in common is that they tend

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Right Wheelchair campaign

Today the NHS Wheelchair Leadership Alliance is launching the Right Wheelchair campaign in a bid to improve wheelchair services across England! Read the below to learn more about it. #Rightwheelchair By Wheelchair Leadership Alliance Get in touch by messaging us on Facebook, tweeting us @DHorizons, emailing us at editor@disabilityhorizons.com or leaving your comments below.

Europe Without Barriers: accessible tourism in action

Co-Editor Martyn Sibley shares his experience and thoughts from a trip around multiple European countries. In June 2014 Ivor Ambrose from the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) kindly invited me to speak in Brussels for a conference on accessible tourism. It was great to meet the living legend in person, and connect with a community of like minded people.