We’re always on the lookout for new features. Disability Horizons is bursting with humour, advice and ideas. And where do our great articles come from? Our brilliant readers of course. So, we want to make sure you not only continue to get more from your mag, but that you’re also able to make the most of the resources at your fingertips – our great community.
Here at Disability Horizons we are proud of our community. Over the past two years our Twitter community has grown to over 6,000 followers. Wow! And we know you all have a great wealth of information and ideas.
We understand how social media has changed the game for many of our readers, providing you with not only a powerful voice, but also a resource for getting advice, tips and information.
With the great success of our #DisabiltyCelebCrushes during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the DH team have been thinking of new ways to help out our readers more using social media and our community.
Get your questions answered
Have you ever sat at home wondering; “where can I find more information on…?” or “how does someone like me do…?”
That’s where #AskDH comes in. We want to encourage everyone to share their everyday problems by sending questions to us on Twitter.
If you or anyone you know has a practical problem, or you just want more information regarding holidays, sport, mobility aids, or anything disability lifestyle related, then all you need to do is follow us on Twitter @DHorizons and tweet your questions using the hashtag #AskDH.
Obviously here at DH we don’t know everything there is to know about disability – it’s a big old world after all. But here’s where you guys come in: all questions will be reposted so not only will we try to answer your question, but you can also draw on our great community for as many tips or responses as possible. So if you don’t have a question but hold the answer to help us solve the quandary, you’re more than welcome to get involved!
And for those questions and answers that are hard to get down to just 140 characters (darn Twitter’s limit!), you can email them to us just as easily (email@example.com). These questions, along with some of those posted directly on Twitter, will be added to our regular article, Ask the Readers, so they can all be found easily on our website. That way, you’ll get the most out of all the great questions and answers.
The goal is to bring everyone in our DH community together, for people to find ways to make things better, from big to small, and to get the disability conversations going. Help us make Disability Horizons the one stop shop for all your disability lifestyle chat.
By Mark Phillips