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Relax and enjoy beautiful and sunny Malt…
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Situated halfway between the coasts of Sicily and North Africa, Malta is an increasingly popular choice for a getaway. With its Mediterranean climate, sunny beaches and stunning architecture, it’s easy…

Disability and gadgets: using technology…
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Robert Wemyss is the IT guru at Really Useful Stuff. RUS is delighted to join in with Disability Horizons to offer a monthly roundup of all things tech and gadget.…

10 of the Most Wheelchair Accessible Bea…
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Many locations throughout the world offer beaches that are wheelchair friendly, but it can often be difficult to find them. Some offer access through boardwalks or ramps and some even…

News round-up, week ending 23rd January …
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John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week.

One of the two outsourcing giants that won…

Disability, sex and relationships: condo…
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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…

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10 of the most wheelchair accessible beaches in the world

Many locations throughout the world offer beaches that are wheelchair friendly, but it can often be difficult to find them. Some offer access through boardwalks or ramps and some even offer specially designed beach wheelchairs that you can rent. Following is a list of the top accessible beaches around the globe. California, USA Located on […]
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Wheelchair accessible holidays with Accessible Travel and Leisure

Accessible Travel and Leisure was started over 17 years ago, by combining knowledge and an understanding of the travel industry with empathy for fellow less mobile travellers, as a result of my experience as a wheelchair user. In 1995 I was diagnosed with Syringomyelia – a rare spinal cord disorder, and shortly afterwards decided to […]
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Accessible travel is adventure travel

Last week I played the lottery. Not the one where you pay a quid and maybe win millions. It’s the one where you go on holiday with a disability. A colleague of mine, Ivor Ambrose from the European Network for Accessible Tourism, quoted the expert accessible traveller Scott Rains as saying “all accessible travel is […]
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Inclusive Technology Prize – apply now!

Nesta is looking for innovation in products, technologies and systems that enable disabled people, their families, friends and carers equal access to life’s opportunities. Innovations can relate to any aspect of life including, but not limited to, education, home, leisure, transport and work. Find out how to apply and read about Gordon Richardson’s experience below! I recently took […]
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*NOW CLOSED* January competition: Win £50 voucher for an iCan Experience

The gifts to another don’t have to stop just because Christmas is over! Here’s your chance to win a fantastic £50 voucher for an iCan Experience, who create unforgettable gift experiences for disabled people. These range from adventure trips to activities to pamper yourself and whole load of other great gift ideas! You can find […]
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Disability and fashion: Chelsey Jay’s style diary

This year, here at Disability Horizons, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be publishing contributions from a regular series of writers on a host of subjects (#DHGurus). Today, it’s Chelsea Jay’s turn, and she’ll be writing a monthly column on all things fashion related! Well hello gorgeous readers! Hope you are well! I am Chelsey […]
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Employment and disability: doing the obvious in 2015!

Jane Hatton, who manages Evenbreak, a not-for-profit job board run by disabled people for disabled people, publishes her monthly article on the subject of employment and diversity (#DHGurus). This month Jane shares the new year resolutions she has made for 2015. I would like to wish all readers of Disability Horizons a very Happy New Year, […]
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It’s been a dark couple of weeks for disabled people: what does it all mean?

From the closure of the Independent Living Fund to the finding that high street shops and restaurants are inaccessible, Lorraine Gradwell reflects on what this all means for disabled people in the UK and what you can do. As I sit writing this, I’m struck by how this has been an alarming couple of weeks […]
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Disability Horizons’ Christmas gift guide

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your friend, relative or loved one? Look no further as we have rounded up the best Christmas gifts for disabled people in 2014, which is sure to bring more ability, entertainment and style to their lives. Game lovers – RNIB Braille Scrabble This family fun bestselling word […]
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Disability and Christmas parties: bring on the many misadventures

Christmas is a fun time of year, a great excuse to attend numerous parties. The downside though, if you have a disability, can be the many, sometime inevitable, mishaps – calamitous but amusing none the less! Hannah, who has cerebral palsy, relives her Christmas misadventures. I remember the mistletoe being surprisingly sharp, but beautiful – very picturesque in […]
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