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Accessible Festivals: Reading 2014
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Back in August our very own Disability Horizons co-founder, Martyn Sibley, went to check out the accessibility of Reading Festival. With the generous assistance of filmmaker Dan Higley and support…

Independent living: a how to guide
Posted 6 days ago

From your inaccessible doorway to the kitchen surfaces out of reach, Frances Leckie from Independent Living offers her advice on how to adapt your home to make it accessible for…

News round-up, week ending 19 September
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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.

At least 150,000 disabled people have been waiting…

Bionic model: disability won't stop her
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Model Elesha Turner has had her leg amputated and rebuilt after developing bone cancer. But she doesn’t think of herself as being disabled. We spoke to Elesha about her now…

Top 10 tips to finding work if you are d…
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As we know, it’s twice as hard to find paid, sustainable work if you are disabled than if you are non-disabled, and even non-disabled people are finding it difficult it…

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Accessible Festivals: Reading 2014

Back in August our very own Disability Horizons co-founder, Martyn Sibley, went to check out the accessibility of Reading Festival. With the generous assistance of filmmaker Dan Higley and support from Gerald Simonds Healthcare, we commissioned a video for your viewing pleasure. I love music. I always have. I remember singing lyrics to songs age […]
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The New Forest National Park: an accessible adventure story

Recently Disability Horizons co-editor Martyn Sibley took a trip to the New Forest National Park to explore the huge range of accessible activities on offer. Here’s what he discovered… The New Forest has come a long way since William the Conqueror first began using the land as his private hunting ground in 1079. A natural […]
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Hannah Dines Race Running

The greatest love story: sport and cerebral palsy

I’m Hannah and I’m a RaceRunner. I’m more than just an athlete, more than just a runner – I have the ability to transform. Every morning I wake up and before I open my eyes I plan where I’ll run, when I’ll run and then, I do it. When I first get there I look […]
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Ms. Poland in a Wheelchair Pageant

Disabled beauty pageants: why don’t we hear about them?

Did you know that the United States has hosted beauty pageants for people with disabilities for many years? To date, there have been numerous staged events that welcome the broad spectrum of disability, and frequently they have been backed by wonderful intentions. The focus has not been on beauty alone, but also on qualities of […]
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Living costs: my disability shopping list

I have been what’s known as ‘disabled’ my whole life – oh, how society loves labels! I have a genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which means I’m about as physically useful as a chocolate teapot... On top if this potentially dire situation, let’s look at my disability shopping list: Accessible housing – Very difficult […]
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The Phoenix Blend cafe: helping transform people’s lives

Gaining skills and experience is invaluable, particularly if you are disabled and want to maintain or gain your independence. Well that’s the aim of the Phoenix Blend cafe, to equip disabled people with the life skills they need, and it recently won a Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year award for it, as well as sponsorship from Sainsbury’s. Find […]
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Disability travelling tips: push the boundaries

Are you keen to break out from the norm and explore more than you thought possible? From scuba diving to travelling around Europe, Co-editor Martyn Sibley has pushed the boundaries to create his own wild adventures. See how you can plan travel you wouldn’t have dreamed possible with his disability travelling tips. To visit an […]
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Disability and parenting: how possible is it?

Marie has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and in 2013 she became a parent through surrogacy. We talk to Marie about how her disability affects her life, the process she went through to become a mum, and what it’s like being a disabled mother. Please tell Disability Horizons readers a bit about yourself. I am Marie, I am […]
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Working for the BBC: from homelessness to success

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there. You can find the right job for you by visiting the BBC’s careers site, but here, we talk to Senior Web Developer Jamie Knight about his journey from homelessness to the BBC, being […]
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Disability and sex: let’s be frank about sex toys

Disabled people use sex toys for the same reasons as anyone else: for pleasure, variety, sexual experimentation, kinky sex… the list goes on. But some disabled people also use them to assist with sexual difficulties or physical, mental or sensory impairments. Sex isn’t always straight forward for anyone, and it certainly isn’t like in the […]
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