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UK’s first wheelchair user to qualify a swimming teacher and lifeguard

Find out how disabled swimmer Helen Bull trained to become the UK’s first wheelchair user as a swimming teacher and lifeguard.

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Accessible festivals: Isle of Wight

Reader Alex Squires, who is a wheelchair user and festival fanatic, shares his experience of the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. Find out why it’s accessible to wheelchair users and why you should consider it.

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Disabled dating stories: what happened when I deleted my Tinder account

Do you ever feel addicted to social media or image-driven dating sites like Tinder? You’re not alone. Read the experience of one disabled reader who decided to detox from online sites that were sapping her confidence.

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The Game Changers: fearless disabled women in sport

Find out more about new podcast, The Game Changers, which celebrates extraordinary, trailblazing disabled women in sport. Guests include 11 time Paralympic Champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

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10 disabled soap stars played by disabled actors and actresses

Writer and soap fan Raya rounds up 10 disabled soap characters in the four main soaps – Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – that are played by disabled actors and actresses.

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Using writing as a way to free yourself and increase disability awareness

Blogger Rebecca Sullivan uses her writing as a way to express her experiences of living with cerebral palsy. Find out how she got into writing and how it has helped her to grow in confidence and deal with her disability,

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How the new all-terrain eTrike from Mountain Trike helps wheelchair users

Looking for a new all-terrain wheelchair to help you get into the countryside? Read the review of one wheelchair user who has been trying out the new all-terrain eTrike wheelchair from the Mountain Trike company.

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Top tips on employing your own personal assistant for care support

Employing and managing a team of personal assistants for care support can seem daunting, but help is available. Skills for Care, which supports disabled people in employing PAs, shares insider top tips on finding the best PA.

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6 awesome travel apps for disabled people

Check out these 6 accessible apps to use on holiday, from apps to help you find accessible toilets to apps that dictate calls for those with hearing impairments or verbalise the world around you if you’re blind.

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Blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE joins Guide Dogs in new podcast series

New podcast series by Guide Dogs, I See What You’re Saying, sees celebrities – including blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE – talk about everyday challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people.

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