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Accessibility apps to make your life easier

Accessibility apps to make your life easier

28/06/2018

Whatever you’re looking to do, you can be sure there’s an app to help you.  Whether it’s finding your way around a new city or locating the nearest wheelchair accessible toilet, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most useful accessibility apps around to enable you to live without limits.

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Housing for people with disabilities in the UK

Housing for people with disabilities in the UK

11/06/2018

Becoming disabled through age, or maybe injury or illness; or finding that your mobility has worsened brings with it a host of challenges. One of these is making sure your home is safe and accessible. The home you live in now might be the one where you raised your family and, as such, may be filled with happy memories, but is it the right home for you now? Whatever your disability and your needs, there are a few options in terms of adapting your existing property or moving somewhere new.

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Wheelchair fencing: types and regulations

Wheelchair fencing: types and regulations

29/05/2018

Wheelchair fencing can be practised by both men and women in wheelchairs, by amputees or by those with mild cerebral palsy. The same weapon categories apply to those used in classical fencing (foil, sabre or épée).

The history of wheelchair fencing began in England in the 1950s at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where soldiers wounded in WW2 underwent recovery and rehabilitation.

After its debut at the 1960 Rome Olympics, it soon became a very popular all-round adapted sport that required not only physical strength, but also precision, technique and style.

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