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Common reactions to disability: 5 types of people we’ll all recognise

Everyone likes to people watch. Whether you are sitting in a busy cafe or out doing the weekly shop, it’s natural to observe people and wonder who they are, where they’re from, what they are like and so on. But for people with a visible disability, they can often be on the receiving end of a whole range of reactions

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Disability, sex and relationships: learning to be intimate if you’re blind

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 about finding and connecting intimately if you’re blind… #DHgurus Dear Aunty Tuppy I am a blind man in my early 30s. I lost my

Disability and travel: accessible attractions in London

Summer may be well and truly over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop going for days out or taking holidays. With that in mind, Disability Horizons columnist Hayleigh Barclay rounds up the accessible sights and attractions she indulged in during her recent trip to London. Here we are, in the middle of September, and I fear it is time to acknowledge the end of

Parallel London: how I smashed the 10k challenge on a tricycle

Parallel London was the UK’s first fully inclusive mass participation sporting event. It was an opportunity for everybody, disabled or not, to come together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in a national celebration of inclusion and diversity. One of the Disability Horizons team, Zubee, set herself the challenge of taking part – here’s how she got on… When I

Rio 2016 Paralympics: 10 awesome moments as the Paralympic Games finish

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is sadly over, and it’s been a fantastic 11 days of Paralympic sport. Here, we look back at the last few days and round up the 10 most awesome moments.  To make sure you’ve caught up on everything, read our previous two Paralympic articles. 10 awesome moments from Monday 12th to Thursday 15th September 10 awesome moments from

Rio 2016 Paralympics: 10 awesome moments

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is just over half way through and there have been so many extraordinary moments already. Here, we round up the top 10 moments of the Paralympic Games from the last few days. Read our previous Paralympics article to find out what happened in the first few days. 1. Team GB equals its London 2012 medal total

Disabled holidays: accessibility in Germany

Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley has just got back from a trip in Germany, where he experienced an accessible spa, stunning scenery and lamas! It’s been a few weeks since arriving home from our trip in Poland – you can find out more about accessibility there by reading my last travel post from Poland. After a couple more days with

Rio 2016 Paralympics: 10 awesome moments from day 1

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is well and truly underway. Over the next week we’ll be publishing round ups of the best moments so far, from glorious gold wins to poignant celebrations. Here we look back through start of the Paralympics Games to Sunday 11th. 1. Paralympics opening ceremony Let’s start at the very beginning, where the opening ceremony did not

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Disability dating sites: how to ace your first date

A first date can reduce you to a nervous wreck, especially if you’ve met your date online and so haven’t met face-to-face before. But it doesn’t have to be like that. To help make your first date less scary and more enjoyable, we’ve asked David Miller from disability dating site DisabilityMatch.co.uk for his tips on how to ace your first date. So, your online

Rio 2016 Paralympics: 10 awesome male Paralympians

The Rio 2016 Paralympics has begun, and we couldn’t be more excited! To mark the occasion, we’ve asked writer and Disability Horizons reader Meghan to rounded up some of the best British and American Paralympic men and women competing in Rio. Below, the awesome men to watch out for… Want to see which women we’ve picked? See our article on the top