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7 out of 10 disabled workers failed by employers

A staggering 73% of disabled workers in the UK say they have stopped working due to a disability or health condition*, according to new research from disability charity Leonard Cheshire. These latest findings reveal an unacceptably harsh landscape for disabled workers, with: 66% of managers saying the cost of workplace adjustments are a barrier to employing a disabled person –

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Visit Tune in to Access this March to discover new music technology

Join Drake Music on Saturday 16th March 2019 for the Barbican’s Tune in to Access, a celebratory free day of performances and participation exploring accessibility, technology and the arts. The Barbican is working with organisations that use creative approaches to enable access to the arts, so that we can create even more opportunities with and for disabled people as artists and audiences.

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Proof that disability doesn’t mean love isn’t possible

Wading through disabled dating sites can become depressing. But there are success stories. Disability Horizons’ very own Chris Cusack is living proof of that. So, for love month, we’ve asked Chris to share his story to show you, and the world, that love is very much possible, no matter what your disability. My name is Chris Cusack and some of

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Fashion is for everyone – no matter what your disability

What we wear day-in-day-out has a big impact on how we feel about ourselves. Frustratingly, if you’re disabled, finding clothes that will work for you and make you feel good isn’t always easy. That’s why Naidex 2019 is introducing a whole new fashion zone, to help you find accessible and stylish clothes that are right for you. The world is

Why you should consider Portugal for your next accessible holiday

A number of years ago, sisters Rita and Daniela, who live in Lisbon and love travelling, realised how limiting travelling can be if you have a disability. They decided to take action and create their own accessible travel company, Portugal 4all Senses. It offers a range of handpicked accessible experiences in Portugal and its capital Lisbon. This year, it’s become

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Finding truly accessible products is like walking a tightrope

Peter Wilkins, an experienced blind techie who has written reviews for the product review website Rate It!, feels like he has been tightrope-walking for more than 50 years. Why? Because finding truly accessible products that help instead of hinder you can be incredibly challenging. Here’s why… My name is Peter Wilkins. I am totally blind and have been for 67

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8 accessible sex toys and aids for anyone with a disability

Valentine’s Day might be over, but we’ve coined all of February ‘love month’ to help ensure that talking about sex and disability isn’t a taboo, and that no matter what your disability, you can enjoy sex, just like anyone else. That’s why we’ve asked the experts at inclusive sex shop The Pleasure Garden to round up 8 sex toys and sex aids

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‘Lost Voice Guy’ Lee Ridley on winning BGT, his comedy tour and people’s reactions to him being a disabled comedian

Back in June 2018, disabled comedian Lee Ridley, also known as ‘Lost Voice Guy’, shot to fame after winning the primetime TV show Britain’s Got Talent. It secured him a place on the Royal Variety Performance, which aired in December, and he won £250,000. We spoke to Lee about his big win and life since BGT. And scroll down to

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New accessibility reviews app will take the chance out of going out

A new app, AccessAble, has officially launched into the Apple and Google Play Stores. Developed by a national disability organisation, it aims to transform the quality and availability of accessibility information. Read on to find out more about the app, and how to enter its competition to win a £50 iTunes/Google Play gift card. Speaking about the need for the app,

Why the FreeWheel is the best wheelchair accessory

Want to increase your independence and get to more places in your wheelchair? Invictus Active tells us all about how the FreeWheel opens up your accessibility to places you never dreamed were possible to get to. Read on to find out more about the FreeWheel and how you can try it out for a 14-day trial. If you want to