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Soap star Cherylee Houston to open Manchester disability event

TV actress, and Motability Scheme customer, Cherylee Houston is helping the Motability Scheme celebrate the 10th anniversary of successful One Big Day events by  officially opening The Big Event in Manchester. The free-to-attend two-day event is the largest of its kind, and opens on Friday 5 May 2017 at 9am. Free car parking is also available. The Big Event brings ... Read More »

Social inclusion: It’s everyone’s responsbility

By Rob Laffan Imagine you could only communicate within a space no bigger than your living room. Imagine what that isolation would feel like and the frustration you would experience due to the limitation of not being able to reach out and connect with the world around you. Unfortunately, this is the exact condition many children and adults who are ... Read More »

Inclusive dance company receives backing from The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

Around 10.7 million people watch the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing There are 11.2 million disabled people in the UK (that’s 1 in 5 of us) Wheelchair Latin and Ballroom dance is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee and disabled and non-disabled couples compete together around the world. Why in a city of 8.7 million people, isn’t there a single place ... Read More »

Visionary device scoops £20,000 award

An innovative device which will improve the quality of life of thousands of people with double vision has received £20,000 after winning a top award. The Beacon Centre and the University of Wolverhampton joined forces to offer the 2017 Beacon Visionary+ Challenge Award. The winner of the award has been announced as the Lens Slip Occluder, which was developed by ... Read More »

Shell Partners with fuelService to Make Refuelling Simple and Easy for the UK’s Disabled Drivers

Shell has joined forces with not for profit organisation fuelService to help drivers with disabilities receive assistance at the majority of its service stations. That’s because filling-up the car is one of the biggest challenges for the UK’s disabled drivers. “Disabled drivers have always struggled to get their cars refuelled,” said Niall El-Assaad, fuelService’s founder. “In the past the options were to use an ... Read More »

Inspirational Disabled Racing Driver Nicolas Hamilton to open 2017 Mobility Roadshow

The Mobility Roadshow organised by Goose Live Events on behalf of Mobility Choice, is delighted to announce that racing driver Nicolas Hamilton will be opening the 2017 event at 10am, 1 June. (NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire). From the 1-3 June, The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! will provide a unique experience with an atmosphere to match. It is the original ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

BSL Performance of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ signed by Jeni Draper!

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Wednesday 5 July – Sunday 10 September BSL Interpreted Performance: Thursday 13 July at 11am FOR ACCESS RATE TICKETS: Call 0330 333 4815 or email access@nimaxtheatres.com BOOK ONLINE: www.nimaxtheatres.com Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ best-selling picture book What the Ladybird Heard makes its West End debut this summer at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on 5 ... Read More »