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Disability, dating and sex: top flirting tips

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 she talks through the key ingredients to successful flirting… #Disabilitydating – join in the debates on Twitter @DHorizons Dear Aunty Tuppy I am a disabled young lady

The Wheelyboat Trust: making boats accessible

The Wheelyboat Trust is a small national charity dedicated to providing mobility impaired people of all ages with access to waterborne activities using specially designed wheelchair accessible Wheelyboats. We talked to director Andy Beadsley, who is himself a wheelchair user, to find out how it works and how you can get on board. The Wheelyboat Trust has been operating for

Rio 2016 Paralympics: wheelchair tennis Paralympian Lucy Shuker in the spotlight

To celebrate the Rio 2016 Paralympics we have been interviewing Paralympians set to compete for Team GB in the 2016 games in Rio Brazil. This week we get the inside track on Paralympian Lucy Shuker to find out how competing in wheelchair tennis on a professional level enriched her everyday life. Sport: Wheelchair tennis Time competing: Lucy picked up a racket

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Disability and music: disabled musician Dean Rodney in the spotlight

We’ve set music writer Meghan out to interview leading disabled musicians to find out how they got into music, how their disability affects their performances and how accessible concert venues really are. This week, she talks to Dean Rodney from The Fish Police… Autism is one of many invisible disabilities. But quite a few well-known and incredibly creative people have autism – director

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Disability dating sites: how to write an online dating profile

Online dating is becoming increasingly popular and more and more people are logging on in the hope of finding The One. But with such a lot of fish in the sea, how can you make your profile stand out from the crowd? We’ve asked David Miller from disability dating site DisabilityMatch.co.uk to explain how to write the ultimate online dating

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Disability and fashion: fashion is for every body

Alicia Searcy, also known as Nashville’s disabled style blogger extraordinaire, the Spashionista (short for Spastic Fashionista), is set on changing the fashion industry for good. Alicia’s our latest DH Guru who will be sharing all her fashion tips and ideas with you. Enjoy! For the last four years on my blog, I’ve shared my passion for fashion, style, trends, and a glimpse at life

8 things to consider when renting a wheelchair accessible vehicle

Accessible tourism is a fast-growing industry, opening doors for disabled people all over the planet. Many travelers can now access places they may not have been able to before thanks to accessible planes, accommodation or the rental of wheelchair accessible vehicles. But like with anything, if you’re renting a car, you’ll need to make sure you get the right one for you. So

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Disability and entertainment: Me Before You

Hayleigh has a Masters in Creative Media Practises and is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and she’s going to use her expertise to open up the world of entertainment to Disability Horizon’s readers. This month Hayleigh breaks one of her rules… I am not usually one for rules; however there is a self-imposed one that

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Q&A with Jane Campbell

Jane Campbell, also known as Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, is one of the few severely disabled MPs in the House of Lords today. Before that she’s worked as Chair of the British Council for Disabled people, Co-founder of the National Centre for Independent Living and a commissioner on the Disability Rights Commission, to name but a few.  It’s safe to say that Jane’s career

Disabled Access Day and accessible travel in Devon

The Bimblers describe themselves as the UK’s most unlikely travel bloggers. Rob, together with his partner Bridget, travel in a wheelchair, reviewing access as they go. Driven by the mantra ‘Access For All’ Rob has joined us to share his thoughts, observations and ideas to make travel easier for people of all abilities. In today’s post… Disabled Access Day and