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How do you do it? A frank talk about sex and disability

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, it’s guaranteed that many folk will be worrying about sex and relationships. The pressure to both please and be pleased might sound like it is even more complicated if you also have a disability, and, annoyingly, it’s often something that us disabled folk are asked. The good news is that with a bit of

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Top tips for an accessible and budget-friendly Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is everywhere and the pressure really does feel like it’s on to find love or celebrate an existing relationship. Whether you are disabled or able-bodied, nobody is immune from the avalanche of romantic hype coming your way, or the cost of it. So David Miller from Disability Match shares his top tips for a stress-free, accessible and budget-friendly

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It’s not all bad being disabled

You might call me crazy for saying this, but there are very tangible benefits to being disabled. In fact, I’d go so far as to say many of the things people consider disadvantages actually result in the greatest advantages I get in life. Not being able to do very much for myself means I am almost entirely exempt from many

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Disability and music: finding your passion

Music has always had a special place in my heart. It has kept me going, and encouraged me to figure out different ways to appreciate it as a true musician does, despite my disability. It does not judge you by your tastes or how you look as a person. Music can be very forgiving. I have always loved music ever

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Employment and Support Allowance: plan to cut it defended

Last week the House of Lords voted against the government’s attempt to abolish the Work Related Activities Group for new claimants from the Employment and Support Allowance. This would have seen unemployed disabled and sick people’s weekly payments dropped from £102.15 to £73.10. Research consultant and writer Clive Gilbert talks to Phil Reynolds, Co-chair of the Disability Benefits Consortium, and Dr Tom Shakespeare,

Disability and travel: spa dinner break

If you have a disability, travelling is rarely straight forward. So that’s why we’ve teamed up with Carrie-Ann Lightley from Tourism for All, to bring you a series of articles to help make travelling easier and more accessible. Carrie-Ann has over 10 years’ experience working in the accessible tourism industry, and many years as a wheelchair traveller. This month Carrie-Ann

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Ride into a new world of independence with the Mobility Roadshow 2016

Every year the Mobility Roadshow showcases the latest gadgets and technology aimed at enabling disabled people to be more independent. This year it’s back, from the 26th to 28th May at Silverstone Circuit, Northants, where it will once again feature free driving events for experienced and new drivers. Organised by charity Mobility Choice, the Mobility Roadshow will give people the opportunity to see and, in many

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Audazzle: computer games for blind and visually impaired people

After his daughter Daisy became blind from eye cancer, Selwyn Lloyd wanted to develop something that would enable her, and other visually impaired children, to interact and have fun with their sighted peers. With his wife Marie and two business school classmates, he founded Audazzle in April 2014, a company that creates inclusive computer games for blind and visually impaired

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Unseen disability: living with a brain injury

Ashley Ruskiewicz is an American writer whose aim is to thrive in life. One of her missions is to educate people on how to better help those who have suffered a brain injury. She is writing a book on the experience of living with a brain injury.   With any kind of disability, there’s a hope that you can blend in

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New sci-fi novel features a main character with a disability

One of the differences with Synthesis: Weave is that while it’s got a disabled protagonist it’s not a book about disability. The fact disability is there is just that, an incidental part of the character’s life. It causes some problems and plot twists, but it’s not the focus. Author Deane Saunders-Stowe tells us more about this new and unique sci-fi