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Top tips for taking an Accessible holiday

Top tips for taking an Accessible holiday

19/06/2019

Holiday season is upon us and as we begin to plan our trips away, there are a few top tips to remember before taking an accessible holiday.  Everybody should have the freedom to travel whether you have a disability or not. There are lots of companies available that can help plan an accessible trip, it's also just as easy to plan your own with our top tips.  Although there may be a few challenges when planning, it shouldn't mean that your dream holiday is impossible.

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How to talk to children about disabilities

How to talk to children about disabilities

23/05/2019

Opening up the discussion about disabilities with children is something most parents wouldn’t think of doing unless a child notices someone with a disability. 

There are a whole host of disabilities out there and not all disabilities are visual. According to the World Health Organisation, 15% of the world’s population is disabled.  With such a high percentage of individuals, it’s important to talk to children about the visual and non-visual disabilities that are out there. 

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Optimal rear wheel configuration

Optimal rear wheel configuration

14/05/2019

Are you efficient when propelling your wheelchair? Is propelling your wheelchair painful for you? This may have to do with the position of your rear wheel.

Manual self-propulsion is the kind of mobility used by people with lower extremity disabilities in order to keep having independence and autonomy to complete daily activities.

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Adapting the Workplace for People with Disabilities

Adapting the Workplace for People with Disabilities

07/05/2019

Life can be very challenging in the workplace for people with disabilities in the UK. In decades gone by, those with disabilities may have really struggled because the workplace was not adapted to their needs, making it was difficult to get around. In some cases, areas of the workplace may have been inaccessible. In addition, there were no special facilities catering to those with disabilities, simply because there were no stringent regulations in place.

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Online Communities for People with Disabilities in the UK

Online Communities for People with Disabilities in the UK

30/04/2019

There is no doubt that modern technology, and specifically internet technology, has revolutionised our lives in many ways. These days, we can go online for all sorts of purposes, from accessing entertainment to communicating with loved ones, carrying out banking transactions, or learning new skills.

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