Tag "wheelchair user"

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Planning my stylish, magical and totally accessible wedding

Accessibility is paramount anywhere, but the last place you want to face inaccessibility is your wedding day. So, for ‘love month’, we hear from wheelchair user Tori about how she

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10 truths about being a wheelchair user

We hear from writer Raya who shares 10 truths about being a wheelchair user. From avoiding getting your wheels dirty to getting the best seat at a concert, read on to find out how many of these you recognise.

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8 unbelievable experiences with strangers – all because I’m disabled

Having read our 10 bizarre experiences with carers article, Disability Horizons reader and wheelchair user Helen Wheels got in touch with her own amusing and frustrating experiences. This time, it’s

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Future audiologist has a unique perspective as a wheelchair user

Olivia Bender was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at the age of 14 and since then has used a wheelchair for mobility. She’s currently training to be an audiologist and, as

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“Can you have sex?” and other common disability and dating questions

We all know that dating and disability is an often misunderstood topic. To break down preconceptions, we’re sharing a blog post from Becky, who isn’t disabled and is dating someone in a wheelchair, to find out how she answers common questions.

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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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Ali McManus: a disabled singer with an unbreakable spirit

Ali McManus is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and motivational speaker from Detroit, USA. She was born three months premature, weighed 2lbs 7oz and had a 50% chance of survival. She was

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Disability and travel: accessible USA

Wheelchair user Wolf, who has recently been travelling around the world, including Germany and Spain, tells us about his last destination, the USA. Find out what to expect in New

Let’s change the way we talk about disability

Do you hate the term ‘wheelchair-bound’? What does it portray and mean to you? Our deputy editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, shares her blog post on why she thinks

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Changing perceptions: don’t think of me as disabled

Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is the founder of the lifestyle clothing brand [dis]ABLE, which aims to change the perception of those with disabilities. In a bid to highlight how