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Tips on caring for an elderly guide dog

For thousands of visually impaired people, their guide dog not only gives them independence and mobility but also companionship. The bond between a guide dog and its owner is usually

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WAV Compare.com celebrates £5 million milestone

WAV Compare is the UK’s leading online platform that only promotes wheelchair accessible vehicles and is celebrating hitting the £5 million pounds milestone of sales generated through its platform. Established

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Do you feel lucky, 2019? It’s time for disabled voices to be heard

It’s a new year and a fresh start at making this world inclusive and your voice heard. With that in mind, we have a New Year’s message from Disability Horizons journalist,

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How serious illness can impact employment

As much as we wish there was a way around it, the fact is that the majority of us will have to work hard throughout our lives in order to

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Sophie Morgan to be the face of Leonard Cheshire’s Inclusive Education in Zambia campaign

Disabled presenter Sophie Morgan is to be an ambassador for Leonard Cheshire’s Inclusive Education campaign, working to get disabled children in Zambia into education. She’ll be presenting a series of BBC Radio 4 shows about it.

Wheelchair fitness machine that helps with fitness and weight loss

A lot of people know from personal experience how difficult it can be for wheelchair users to lose weight. But two entrepreneurs are now helping others after inventing a revolutionary

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Adapted toys for disabled children on sale for Christmas

Epsom design charity, MERU, is now offering a range of toys specially adapted for children with disabilities. Controlled via an accessible button or switch, they’re not only available for Christmas, but

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Paralympics and disability sport exhibition in 2019

From January 26th 2019 until June, the National Paralympic Heritage Trust will be holding an exhibition featuring local memorabilia and stories surrounding the Paralympics.  From modest beginnings in the late

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The great plastic straw debate: how will it affect disabled people

As Christmas parties get underway and drinks are in abundance, we take a look at the ban of a common sight at bars and restaurants – plastic straws. But what

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5 common myths and misconceptions about disability

The word ‘disability’ is a broad term, but there are beliefs and misconceptions still widely held today that cross many borders. We share five common myths, falsities that could change every