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The forgotten minority | Disabled people matter

By Shona Louise www.shonalouise.com This is a post that I’ve wanted to write for a long time, probably for about a year. There’s a reason to why I haven’t posted it until now, a bit of a cycle if you want. Event happens that forgets or discriminates against disabled people > I get annoyed and frustrated > go to write ... Read More »

Autochair brings renewed freedom to WW2 rifleman and author

Former British paratrooper and rifleman Victor Gregg is a World War 2 veteran whose horrific experiences have been documented in the Rifleman book trilogy, serialised in the national press and heard on the BBC. As a prisoner of war escapee who was sentenced to death and then ‘torn into bits mentally’ after surviving the allied bombing of Dresden, 97-year-old Victor ... Read More »

London launches resale scheme for summer of World Athletics tickets

London 2017 Ltd has launched a resale scheme to safeguard tickets for the World Para Athletics Championships 14-23 July and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 04-13 August The scheme will enable those wishing to re-sell their tickets to do so via their official ticket account to another genuine athletics fan Drive announced to avoid ticket touting with many sessions ... Read More »

New NHS funding helps amputee to improve his mobility and safety

NHS England is now able to offer microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees under newly approved funding. John Morris, an amputee of over 50 years and a patient at the Bristol Centre for Enablement, is one of the first to benefit from this new policy. At the age of 14, John from Catcott in Somerset had his left leg amputated through the ... Read More »

Almost 30,000 call on Government to close autism employment gap

29,090 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to take decisive action to double the number of autistic people in work by 2020. The petition was delivered on 21 February to Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, by Cheryl Gillan MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, and a number of ... Read More »

Raising Awareness of Nystagmus through Virtual Reality

Novel research at the University of Sheffield has produced a virtual reality smartphone app to allow healthy individuals to experience the debilitating effects of Nystagmus, an eye condition that can be acquired through conditions such as stroke and multiple sclerosis. Nystagmus is an eye movement disorder where the eyes wobble uncontrollably, leading to significant visual impairment. If nystagmus develops early ... Read More »

The safest drinks tray in the world

Muggi is an innovative product that enables hot drinks to be safely carried in any environment. This unique tray enables up to four mugs to be carried safely in one hand, leaving the other hand free for support, boosting its health and safety credentials. It securely holds most shapes and sizes of mugs, cups and glasses and will catch any ... Read More »

Have your say in plans to change parliamentary constituencies

Have your say – see what others said about plans to change parliamentary constituencies and tell the Boundary Commission for England what you think! The Boundary Commission for England needs your help once again as it begins the next step of its 2018 Boundary Review – the second consultation. Parliament has asked the Commission, an independent and impartial public organisation, ... Read More »

Church Farm Equestrian Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Church Farm Equestrian Centre, based in Bristol, is holding a special event in support of Disabled Access Day. Accessibility Mark has joined forces with Disabled Access Day to encourage more disabled people to consider taking part in horse riding activities and learn about the benefits of spending time with horses. Taking place from 10 – 12 March, 2017, Disabled Access ... Read More »

Bield Take Steps to Better Access

A £200,000 investment will see a Berwickshire retirement housing development boost the independence of tenants and improve accessibility. Bield’s ‘Step Free’ project will see four state-of-the-art internal platform lifts installed at Turnbull Court, in Duns, and an enclosed external vertical platform lift. Cllr John Greenwell of the Scottish Borders Council said: “In my capacity as the Equalities & Diversity Champion ... Read More »

Topro to launch two new rollators at Naidex 2017

Topro will be launching two new rollators (the Troja Neuro and the Odysse) on stand B78 at Naidex 2017.  To celebrate this launch, any trade orders taken during Naidex will receive a 10% discount. The Troja Nuero is the latest generation of the ever popular Troja and features a reverse breaking system and laser light which has been specifically designed ... Read More »

Ambitious Charity Unveils Progress of Innovative New Housing

THE CONSTRUCTION of six pioneering homes set to transform the lives of those with disabilities is well underway in Dundee. Designed and created by Blackwood, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, the hugely innovative houses will set a new standard of accessibility by combining technology, modern construction and engagement to meet customers’ changing needs. Since it built its ... Read More »