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VIDEO interview: succeeding as a disabled entrepreneur

Following on from our launch of the DHorizons Tribe last week, in our new series, we’ll be interviewing experts, celebrities, and influencers to bring you video interviews, personal insights and more. First up, disabled self-help guru Sean Stephenson talks about his life, career and confidence. The self-help industry is now a multimillion-dollar business, and it’s easy to see why. It’s an incredibly useful

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Disability advice: here’s how to get where you want to be

JOIN our DHorizons Tribe and DOWNLOAD our ultimate guide for FREE Helping our community achieve is, and will always be, at the heart of everything we do. So, to help you live the life you want, we’re launching the DHorizons Tribe. It’ll be a place to share, learn, support and be supported. Plus, download our Ultimate Disability Survival Guide to really

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Top assistive technology and apps for people with sight loss

Have you recently lost your sight and want to know what technology is available to you? Or have you had a sight impairment the majority of your life and are interested in upgrading your devices? Our contributor, Emma Purcell, who is registered blind, takes us through some of the best assistive technology and apps around. Liquid Level Indicator The Liquid

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Why coaching is massively beneficial for disabled people

To some, the idea of coaching might seem daunting, unnecessary or even a little ‘hippy’. But it can be an incredibly useful tool to help you build your confidence and achieve what you want in life. Read on to find out how coaching changed the life of Mary Doyle, who is now a coach herself, and how it could be

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Disability and relationships: telling someone about your condition

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, Tuppy looks at how to talk about your disability when you start a relationship if you have a progressive condition. Dear Aunty Tuppy, I am a

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Top 10 disabled celebrities from across the world

We’ve covered the top 10 female and top 10 male disabled celebrities, many of which are based in the UK. So we thought it was about time we celebrated those disabled celebs from across the world.  Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her unconventionality and

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Writing, travelling and living with multiple sclerosis

Writer Margaret Halliday, who has multiple sclerosis (MS), tells Disability Horizons about how writing has helped her to cope with personal and health changes in her life, and allowed her to carry on reliving her travel experiences and inspiring others. I was born August 1949, in the south of England, with green fingers and itchy feet. As a teenager, I spent

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Podcast series: disabled actress Storme Toolis

As part of a podcast series, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley has been interviewing famous and influential disabled people from the top 100 Power list to bring you a collection of entertaining and informative podcasts. In this article, you can hear his discussion about disability in the media with disabled actress Storme Toolis. I remember years ago being asked to

Disability and travel: wheelchair abseiling with the BBC

Accessible travel expert Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All tells us about her recent experience abseiling with the Calvert Trust and BBC in the beautiful, but usually inaccessible Lake District.  I’m wearing head-to-toe waterproofs, walking boots, and a safety helmet. I’m strapped into a harness, which is attached to an abseil rope, and I know that behind me is the most stunning view

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Disability discrimination: is it happening to you?

Have you ever experienced discrimination because of your disability? Writer Rebecca Sherwood, who uses a wheelchair, talks about the many different types of discrimination, from accessibility issues to prejudices, and how it can come in many different guises. Unfortunately, as disabled people, we can probably all recall instances where we haven’t been treated as equals. To be discriminated against is