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Let the Games begin!

It is Saturday 28th July 2012. The “day after the night before” when my home city of London put on a spectacular show to officially open the extraordinary global carnival

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Wheelmap: making accessible information global

Following on from our article, Accessibility Apps, Disability Horizons speaks to Raul Krauthausen about Wheelmap, an online map where users can share information about the wheelchair accessibility of public locations

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Airport provision for disabled passengers: DON’T MISS the Radio 4 interview

Today, at 12pm, Co-editor Martyn Sibley is being interviewed on Radio 4’s You and Yours programme. Following on from my visit last Thursday to Gatwick airport for the Muscular Dystrophy

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London underground: are portable ramps the answer?

Tomorrow sees the start of the Olympic Games in London. So, to mark the occasion we thought it would be fitting for new Disability Horizons contributor, Sulaiman Khan, to talk about

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News round-up, week ending 20th July

John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week. • Disabled people’s independence could be jeopardised by

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Kelly-Marie Stewart: disability and motherhood

Former Hollyoaks actress, Kelly-Marie Stewart, talks to Disability Horizons contributor, Jessica Sutton, about the joys and challenges of being a mum with a disability and why she is campaigning for

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MyChoicePad: Makaton on the go

Zoe Peden talks to Disability Horizons about the new iPad app, “MyPadChoice”, which helps children and adults communicate using Makaton sign language and symbols. I’ve always believed that access to

iCAN: experience something amazing!

Paul Nicol runs iCAN experiences. They provide unforgettable and  fun activities for disabled people. Having an impairment himself, Paul wants to bridge the gift experience market with disability. He tells

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Inaccessible schools with open minds

Disability Horizons contributor, Jon Bateman, from Calgary, Canada, who previously published an insightful article about his experiences of dating, now shares with us a personal experience of going through the

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News round-up, week ending 13th July

John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week. • The opportunity to celebrate disabled people’s diversity