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Disability and travel: why Berlin and Hamburg are definitely worth visiting

Disability Horizons writer Wolf, a wheelchair user from New Zealand, has set off on a four-month-long trip to a number of cities across the world. In the second article of

Wheelchair exercise: using Zumba to make fitness more inclusive

Our Deputy Editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, didn’t think she would be able to participate in able-bodied exercise classes. But she decided it was time to push boundaries by

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Cerebral palsy and me: how a request for birthday wishes went viral

Model Sophie Newton and her brother Harry, who has cerebral palsy, were stunned when her Facebook post requesting birthday wishes for Harry went viral. He received numerous cards and gifts from

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David Proud: disability is never an individual diagnosis

Actor David Proud, who was born with spina bifida, has appeared in a number of BBC TV series, such as EastEnders, Desperados and Siblings, as well as four films, including

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Why does the cinema cost more for disabled customers?

Wheelchair user Simon Sansome, who runs the disability blog Ability Access, loves going to the cinema. But, there’s a problem – if he goes to a Showcase cinema as a group of

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What’s the real weight of a manual wheelchair?

Weight has been the focus of the active wheelchair market for the last few years, after all, a lightweight wheelchair means it’s easy to propel and manoeuvre. But what’s the

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Disability and travel: how accessible are Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza?

Disability Horizons writer Wolf, a wheelchair user from New Zealand, has set off on a four-month-long adventure travelling to a number of cities across the world. In the first of

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Be inspired by these body-confident disabled people

In our bid to change society’s view of disabled people and make disability ‘normal’, we’ve teamed up with PosAbility Magazine to share its popular body-confidence article rounding up 10 disabled

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Shoot for the stars, the sky is the limit

From working in the medical profession and becoming an accessible travel expert, to competing in a wheelchair beauty pageant, Tabassum Chagani has done a lot. As a wheelchair user after having

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Why coaching is massively beneficial for disabled people

To some, the idea of coaching might seem daunting, unnecessary or even a little ‘hippy’. But it can be an incredibly useful tool to help you build your confidence and

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