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Everyday’s a school day for Barrhead care home residents

Students from Barrhead have teamed up with residents at a local care home to share and learn together as part of an innovative school initiative. Pupils, aged from 15 to 18 years old, from Barrhead High School in Glasgow volunteer their free periods on Wednesdays and Fridays to visit Bupa’s Millview Care Home to engage in a range of activities ... Read More »

Go-Ahead sign up to RNIB’s Bus Charter

Go-Ahead has signed up to RNIB’s (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Bus Charter to ensure services are accessible for passengers with sight loss. The bus operator has pledged its support for the Bus Charter, which sets out 13 commitments to improve bus travel. RNIB has worked with Go-Ahead’s regional bus operators holding local Swap with Me events. During the ... Read More »

Harry Hall hi-viz finds a new role helping Gartmore Riding School

A BHS-approved riding school near Walsall is using Harry Hall hi-viz KIT to help teach riders with visual impairments and other disabilities. Gartmore Riding School has worked with Birmingham’s Priestley Smith School for the visually impaired for four years. When they came across Harry Hall’s Safety First range — some of which has integrated lights as well as hiviz and ... Read More »

The Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Weekend Returns

The Brotherwood ‘WAV Weekend’ Event will be returning this April Bank Holiday Weekend, giving you the opportunity to explore and drive the UK’s leading range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles in one place. The Event Details:  Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017 Venue: Haynes International Motor Museum, Somerset Explore the UK’s leading range of WAVs See the launch of the ... Read More »

Twin sisters skate to Special Olympics success for the US

by Pablo Martinez Dorado, AIPS Young Reporter, Spain GRAZ, March 21, 2017 – As a child, Sharita Taylor, now 26, was diagnosed with autism and had little chance of walking normally, let alone find success in sport. However, instead of giving up and with the support of her family, she and twin sister Shaye discovered a passion when they were ... Read More »

Are you going to Naidex? PosAbility Magazine’s must see speakers

Naidex 2017 is fast approaching, and this years event is tipped to be epic!  Naidex is Europe’s biggest and most far-reaching trade, professional and consumer show dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. Taking place on 28-30 March at the Birmingham NEC, Naidex is completely free to attend. Featuring 250 diverse suppliers, 150 ... Read More »

Lewis Reed at Naidex 2017

On stand K55 at Naidex, Lewis Reed will be showcasing several examples from its extensive range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, the VW Caravelle Exec, the SEAT Alhambra and the VW Caddy Maxi Exec. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class provides unprecedented levels of sophistication, safety and performance with its abundance of style and comfort and standard features including privacy ... Read More »

Vulnerable people facing online barriers

One in five people with disabilities still lack internet access Older consumers are less likely to shop around or switch But consumers getting good value for money from their communications Older people, and those with disabilities or low incomes, are still using communications services less than others, Ofcom has found. However, the gap is narrowing as these groups make greater ... Read More »

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers to join Paralympic programme

British Canoeing is looking for paddlers with the belief and desire to join their world leading Paralympic programme, as they turn their focus to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. The team are looking to build on the success they achieved in Rio 2016, where they sat top of the medal table with three gold and two bronze medals. Whether you are ... Read More »

The Guessing Game When Your Child Is Non-Verbal

By Laura Rutherford Mother. Blogger. Campaigner The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way recently as our nearly two year old daughter, Sydney, is a complete chatterbox. “Drink“ she proclaims. “Sore“ she says when she hurts herself. And then I hear her trying to sing along to things in the back ... Read More »

Unprecedented coalition of UK charities unite to tackle inequality for disabled children and their families

Research reveals 69% of families never receive support caring for their disabled children outside their close friends or family. The UK’s leading children’s charities will fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families under the newly-formed Disabled Children’s Partnership. The new coalition, which comprises of 28 charities, has formed as new research reveals ... Read More »

Coventry college is part of parliamentary advisory group

Hereward College in Coventry is one of the founding members of a newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Assistive Technology and will be at the forefront of changes in policy in this area. APPGs are an informal group of members of both Houses of Parliament who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest.  Members of the ... Read More »