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Unmissable speakers at Naidex 2017

Naidex 2017 – returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 28, 29 & 30 March. With three days of world-class talks it’s hard to pull out just a few to highlight for Naidex 2017 – But we’ve tried! The calibre of unbelievably inspiring speakers at Naidex is reflected perfectly in Helen Dolphin MBE. Helen lost all four limbs at the ... Read More »

Saddles Riding Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Saddles Riding School, based in Bexley, Kent, 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 »

Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... Read More »

Options appoints Anna Kennedy (OBE) AS Autism Ambassador

Options, the specialist autism provider of Outcomes First Group, has teamed up with leading autism campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE. Options has appointed Anna as the autism ambassador for the group. Anna has to date worked closely with the autism services with Outcomes First Group and is now extending her role across the services within the group. Anna, who has two ... Read More »

Wrea Green Equitation Centre Supports Disabled Access Day

Local equitation centre, Wrea Green is holding a special event to mark 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 Day aims to encourage disabled ... Read More »

Roommate, the revolutionary audio device for visual impairment

This month the CAA announced their new guidelines to British Airports in relation to their disabled passengers, including those with hidden disabilities. (Document CAP1411) To quote from the Introduction: “A disabled person and person with reduced mobility is defined in the Regulation as “any person whose mobility when using air transport is reduced due to any physical disability (sensory or ... Read More »

Letterbox: BBC’s Brand New Game Show!

Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions. Pairs of contestants go head-to-head as they attempt to crack a series of passwords. For each password solved, you’re awarded clues that will help later in the game. The more clues you have, the better your chances are of moving through the game and ... Read More »

Chief Executive of Royal Blind to step down

The Chief Executive of Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded has announced his retiral. Richard Hellewell has said he will retire from his position as Chief Executive in July 2017, after leading the two charities for the last ten years. During his time, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded achieved significant development and growth. Royal Blind established two adult residential ... Read More »

Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month – Personal Story

By Shona Louise Ever since I’ve been able to understand my rare genetic condition I’ve spent as much of my time as possible researching it, educating myself whenever I can because when you have something that is uncommon you have no choice but to. Marfan Syndrome is the name of my condition and February is the awareness month for it, ... Read More »

Marathon man steps up for local charity

Local man, Gareth Powell, has run his first ever marathon, half a world away in Disney World, Florida and raised over £1,150 for Stick ‘n’ Step – a charity much closer to home. Having never run 26 miles before and with only a few months training, Gareth, 36, completed the race in under five hours. He finished it in 4 ... Read More »

Groundbreaking show for PMLD audiences on tour

Multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities to undertake mammoth 59 date UK tour, January – May 2017 Frozen Light theatre company are taking Home, their latest bold and exciting production, devised specifically for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) on an extensive tour of England, Scotland and Wales. This is the most ... Read More »

New smart chairs from Kuschall

Invacare are excited to announce new active chairs from there pioneering brand Küschall with new innovative features and options providing lighter chairs that offer exceptional drive performance to give customers ‘head turning’ style. Small but Smart new Küschall Champion SK Sleek, smart and lightweight is the new Küschall Champion SK featuring a unique folding front frame. It will reduce down to ... Read More »