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Millie’s Mad Miles for The SMA Trust

Fifteen year old Millie Hawes raised an astounding £29,610 for the SMA Trust by completing a gruelling eighty mile wheelchair marathon across the Lake District’s “Miles without Stiles”. Millie’s challenge

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London 2012 and accessible accommodation

On Monday, I presented a feature on BBC1 London’s topical magazine show Inside Out on the difficulties that disabled people travelling to London next year for the the Olympics and

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Lights, camera, action! Martyn makes his TV presenting debut!

DH co-editor Martyn Sibley, tonight makes his TV presenting debut on BBC1 London’s prime time weekly magazine / documentary show “Inside Out”. This week’s edition investigates the lack of hotel

Guest post: Sirus Automotive

In the first of a series of guest posts from organisations that produce high-tech products that assist people with disabilities, Sirus Automotive share an article on their vehicle conversions and

Diving disabled in the Red Sea

New DH contributor, Vanessa Haarhoff, talks about her recent scuba diving holiday to the beautiful Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. I have always wanted to scuba dive, but being

Call sign – “Maverick”: Introducing adaptive flying

Ever wanted to fly a plane? Then let us introduce you to the APT Trust (Aviation for Paraplegics and Tetraplegics Charitable Trust), who open up the world of flying to

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Road trip to Switzerland!

Mountain air, chocolate, cuckoo clocks and cheese, yes… this time around Disability Horizons’ co-editor and roving globetrotter talks about his recent road trip to Switzerland and his experience of having

Martin’s trek across Devon: on 4 wheels!!

Martin Symons talks about his recent challenge travelling across Devon in a specially adapted off-road powered wheelchair. After the Hadrian’s Wall Coast to Coast in 2009, I wanted to do

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Adaptive Mountain Biking: Getting off the tarmac and onto the dirt!

Ever thought of trying out Mountain biking?! Well… Graham O’Hanlon talks about the Adaptive Mountain Biking project he runs and the upcoming “Challenge your Boundaries” event. What is Adaptive Mountain

Coast to coast: a journey across England

Martin Symons talks about the challenge he undertook in 2009 travelling across England in a specially adapted off road wheelchair. I have a rare condition called Klippel-Feil Syndrome It creates