Disability and travel: our ultimate travel tips

Starting to prepare for your holiday this year? Well before you book, you’ll want to read on. Disability Horizons Co-founder Srin Madipalli, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and runs accessible accommodation website Accomable, tells us his top tips for travelling when you have a disability. 1. Give yourself time to plan your trip and be organised It goes without saying, but

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Naidex 2017: top 5 mobility aids

If you caught last month’s article about Naidex 2017, then you will know that Europe’s largest event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with disabilities or impairments will be returning to the Birmingham NEC on the 28th – 30th March. With dedicated zones, 250 industry-leading exhibitors and 150 expert-led seminars, visitors can expect to find a focus

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Valentine’s Day: I’m in the greatest relationship, let me tell you why…

Life can have a very funny way of teaching and improving people, more specifically those with disabilities.  I remember going to a high school dance, by myself. Going alone was scary, and it didn’t get easier once I was there. The loud music, combined with my shyness and speech impairment, made it impossible to talk to anyone. People found it hard

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We interview 13-year-old disabled model Isabella Neville

Isabella Neville, who has Cerebral Palsy, is used to being in the limelight. Her famous footballer dad, Phil Neville, played football for 18 years. But now she’s stepping into the spotlight as she begins modelling at the age of just 13. We interviewed her to find out how she’s finding her new found fame, and how she wants to change the

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We talk to a disability rights activist who’s not afraid to make his voice heard

Disability rights activist Simon Stevens, who has cerebral palsy, has just released his autobiography. It talks about his struggles with abuse, addiction and attempted suicide, contrasted with periods of self-discovery and a growing stability in his life. Fleur Perry interviewed Simon to find out more. “I’m big. I’m balsy. I’m a rebel with cerebral palsy.” This is how Simon describes himself on his

Backpacking around Burma with a visual impairment

While she had her doubts, Alexa Huth didn’t let her visual impairment stop her from going backpacking in Burma for the experience of a lifetime. Read on to hear more about what she learned during her adventure. One thing’s for sure, I’m a hotel girl through and through. While I’m not a huge fan of trips that are packed full

Overcoming your fears: a disabled daredevil’s story

John Willis is a veritable daredevil, raised before accessibility legislation was conceived, let alone adopted. He has never let himself be stopped by his lack of hands and feet, and has taken part in many challenging sports. He started the charity Power2Inspire to help other disabled people face their fears and discover what they’re capable of. “There’s no such word

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Assistive technology: we review communication software Grid 3

New regular Disability Horizons writer, Tom Housden, who has Cerebral Palsy, will be rounding up the latest communication apps and assistive technology. This month he looks at Grid 3, a computer software program that can help you communicate and even control your home. Think of a world without technology. No, really, think about it. We wouldn’t be able to do

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Disability and sex: dealing with incontinence

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, how to cope with incontinence in the bedroom. Dear Aunty Tuppy, I thoroughly enjoyed my 20s and 30s, both socially and in my work. But life has

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My day at the White House debating disability and the media

Disability Horizons writer Shannon Kelly visited Washington D.C. to attend an event exploring the inclusion of disabled people in the media. Here’s what she learned… As a recent Broadcast Journalism graduate, learning about and analysing the media has been a large part of my life for the past four years. Through my studies, and simply as a millennial with access