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Disability and gadgets: summer holiday apps

Robert Wemyss is the IT guru at Really Useful Stuff. Really Useful Stuff 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

Scope’s spoof of the iconic Cadbury’s Milk Tray adverts

Disability charity Scope has released an online spoof of the iconic Cadbury’s Milk Tray adverts – casting disabled comedian Adam Hills (as the dashing Milk Tray Man) and actress/singer Holly Valance (as his leading lady). From 1968 to 2003, Cadbury’s Milk Tray Man plunged from speedboats into shark-infested waters, dangled from cable cars and jumped from helicopters to deliver a

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Communication access: the final frontier in accessibility

Glenda Watson Hyatt, who lives in Vancouver (British Columbia), is the Social Media Coordinator with Communication Disabilities Access Canada. Glenda will talk us through the awareness campaign Communication Access Now. Living with cerebral palsy for nearly forty-nine years and all that that entails on a daily basis, I am still puzzled by society’s obsession with the ability to walk. That

World Champion Stephanie Millward: “Paying the Price”

At the age of 33, Stephanie Millward launched her autobiography, or “the story of my life” as she likes to call it, on 6th November 2014. To launch an autobiography at such a young age is testament to just how much this formidable lady has already been through. ‘Paying the Price’ is a story of hopes, dreams, disappointment, pain, success,

This week on Accomable…

Every week, we’ll be posting a selection of holiday rentals that have been posted to our new listing service, Accomable. So if you’re looking for that perfect place to get away and have a break, take a look at some of these… Luxury adapted barn, Isle of Wight This large stone and brick barn is one of a number of

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Take control of your memories, thoughts or pain… It’s really possible!

Spokz People are a non-profit organisation in Staffordshire and the West Midlands providing 1-2-1 and group support to adults with physical disabilities and their families. They provide support with things like relationships, sex, pain and fatigue, anxiety, confidence, low mood and much more. Mèl Halacre, Clinical Director explains: “Our service is quite unique in that all of us have a

This week on Accomable…

Every week, we’ll be posting a selection of holiday rentals that have been posted to our new listing service, Accomable. So if you’re looking for that perfect place to get away and have a break, take a look at some of these… Can Xargay – Traditional Catalan Villa with private pool near Costa Brava beaches The house is a walking

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My Health Service: how can citizens be encouraged and enabled to play a greater role

Daniel Jennings shares a thought provoking article on a new initiative to help people take control and co-ordinate the management of their healthcare. “Harnessing the energy of patients and the public, who have a unique interest in improving their health, is a huge untapped resource. It could make the NHS sustainable once more.” Lord Ara Darzi writing in the Health

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Disability, sex and relationships: rampant holiday abroad

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, rampant holiday abroad. #DHgurus Dear Aunty Tuppy, I am a wheelchair user and want to have a rampant holiday abroad – one where there will be willing

4500 miles in 3 weeks: is it possible?

Be it through the long motorways of France,  or the narrow winding roads of Douro Valley (with its endless sea of swaying, grape and olive trees, wrapped in a delicately bitter aroma), DH Co-Editor Srin Madipalli has enjoyed it all on his 4500 miles roadtrip! I sit here on a rainy day in London having just returned from the most