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Barbie introduces dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs – CNN

  Barbie’s new looks could help fight the stigma around…

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Eight websites that didn’t want my money… #clickawaypound 2019 – AbilityNet

Source: https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/news-blogs/eight-websites-didnt-want-my-money-clickawaypound-2019 Rick Williams, who is blind, gives his own recent experiences of inaccessible websites…

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Almost HALF of all autistic children can be cured of their phobias using virtual reality – Daily Mail

Virtual reality can cure autistic children of their phobias in 45 per cent of cases, and scientists…

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5 tips for finding love this Valentine’s week – Disability Horizons

Disabled and looking for love? Feeling dejected that you’re…

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Teen who was born without a right forearm builds his own robotic prosthetic out of LEGOS – Daily Mail

David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a…

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10 accessible cities to visit across the UK for anyone with a disability – Disability Horizons

Planning a day trip or holiday can take a great deal of time and effort if you’re…

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Disability-themed emojis approved for use – BBC News

The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new characters…

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JOIN our final fitness session this Friday – Disability Horizons

This Friday will be the last in our series of six exercise sessions with Kris from Wheely…

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Little Euan leads campaign to recycle children’s prosthetics

Little Euan leads campaign to recycle children’s prosthetics Amputee Euan…

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Machine that can read your mind and convert THOUGHTS into speech is developed by scientists – Daily Mail

A machine that can read your mind and convert thoughts into speech has been built and tested…

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Brazilian mother narrates a football game to her blind and autistic son from the stands – Daily Mail

A passionate Brazilian football fan has drawn nationwide attention for narrating her local team’s matches to her…

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A stranger’s silly prank on holiday left our poor boy in a wheelchair – Daily Mail

Rachel Kempley was watching TV on a warm Sunday evening last June when the phone rang. She knew…

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Boy with Down Syndrome helps take care of his three disabled brothers – Daily Mail

A little boy from Bulgaria who has Down’s Syndrome has bonded with his new American family by…

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10 truths about being a wheelchair user – Disability Horizons

From access issues to annoying experiences with strangers, being a wheelchair user brings with it its own…

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8 unbelievable experiences with strangers – all because I’m disabled – Disability Horizons

Having read our 10 bizarre experiences with carers article, Disability Horizons reader and wheelchair user Helen Wheels…

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How tech makes theatre more accessible: TechShare Pro 2018 – AbilityNet

One person’s experience of theatre is different to the next. Like any piece of art, how we…

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Henrietta Spink’s struggle to look after her disabled sons – Daily Mail

Most of us hope that, should we ever need care, we will have kind, compassionate people to…

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Unlimited Tomorrow shows off incredible 3D-printed prosthetic arm for kids – Daily Mail

A new lower-cost method for creating high-tech prosthetics aims to make the devices much more accessible to…

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The ‘Kindle for the blind’: British startup reveals $700 Braille e-reader – Daily Mail

A British startup plans to debut a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly…

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Legs4Africa Charity – Getting Africa walking again

  We are the Bristol based charity that is…

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Autism friendly cinema screenings – Dimensions

We work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host autism friendly screenings at over 300 cinemas…

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The Effects and Uses of Green Tea – Groom and Style

Introduction Recent studies have found that the antioxidants in green tea can prevent cancer, help fight heart disease,…

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“Can you have sex?” and other common disability and dating questions – Disability Horizons

We all know that there are a number of preconceptions about disability. One of the biggest is…

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5 travel, health and fitness bargains for anyone with a disability – Disability Horizons

With Christmas Day done and dusted and the New Year looming, our thoughts turn to new beginnings….

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Top 5 tips for online dating if you have a disability – Disability Horizons

Christmas and New Year are times to be with family and loved ones. So, if you’re single,…

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​A big Christmas THANK YOU! – SpecialEffect

It’s only because of you that we’ve been able to help so many people in 2018. A…

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Operators open up Machu Picchu to wheelchair users – Travel Weekly

A partnership between an accessible travel specialist and…

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Ali McManus: a disabled singer with an unbreakable spirit – Disability Horizons

Ali McManus is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and motivational speaker from Detroit, USA. She was born three months…

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TV show requesting applications from Disabled Entrepreneurs

Calling Disabled Entrepreneurs To Enter, make 2019 your year and join the appretice! An honrable mention of…

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New App To Help People With Disabilities Navigate Tokyo – Accessible Japan

Navigating the streets of Tokyo is no easy task, regardless of ability. However, having a disability…

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The great plastic straw debate: how will it affect disabled people – Disability Horizons

As Christmas parties get underway and drinks are in abundance, we take a look at the ban…

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Gatwick becomes first UK airport to open sensory room – International Airport Review

London Gatwick has announced it is the first UK airport to open a sensory room for its…

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10 bizarre experiences with carers – Disability Horizons

If you’re disabled, you’ve probably had your fair share of dealing with carers, and that probably includes…

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5 practical and stylish Christmas stocking fillers for disabled people – Disability Horizons

The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning bitter, and everywhere is packed full to the…

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CPISRA (Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association) to hold inaugural outdoor recreation camp for adults with Cerebral Palsy and related neurological conditions

Head of Recreation for CPISRA and Scottish Adventurer Julie…

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Dyslexia: Testing and Expert Advice for Schools and Parents – Hampstead & Frognal Tutors

Original Source: https://hampsteadandfrognaltutors.org.uk/dyslexia-guide/ About Dyslexia If a…

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Show for opportunity – We are One

We Are One Charitable Trust the group comprises both differently able artists on wheel chairs and hearing…

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Accessibility in Creative Spaces: A Seminal Gathering followed by a Spectacular #RaisingTheRoof Concert sets the Scene at Iconic St George’s Hall, Liverpool

Liverpool, November 2018. Opening Up The Creative Space seminar…

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The heartwarming moment an athlete helps quadriplegic best friend become an Ironman – Daily Mail

A triathlete has wept tears of joy after helping his quadriplegic best mate achieve his lifelong dream…

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Disability and travel: accessible USA – Disability Horizons

Wheelchair user Wolf, who has recently been travelling around the world, including Germany and Spain, tells us…

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Be The Difference campaign: helping you to find work – Disability Horizons

Able Magazine recently launched its employment initiative, Be The Difference, with the aim of helping more disabled…

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Tiny chip implanted in the brain lets paralyzed ‘type’ text messages and even play the piano – Daily Mail

Scientists have developed a revolutionary device that lets paralyzed people use their thoughts to perform tasks they…

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The real effect of austerity on people with learning disabilities – Disability Horizons

Back in October, after Theresa May promised an end to austerity, we ran an article on a…

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Let’s change the way we talk about disability – Disability Horizons

Do you hate the term ‘wheelchair-bound’? What does it portray and mean to you? Our deputy editor…

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Lost Voice Guy becomes a Scope Ambassador

Scope have a new Ambassador – the announcement about Lost Voice Guy’s ambassador role came at Scope’s Inspirations Dinner, held at the Natural History…

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Don’t Want Our Cash – Campaign to highlight inequalities in venues

Samantha Renke – actress and disability campaigner has set up the ‘Don’t Want Our Cash’ campaign in order to highlight the inequalities in…

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Sandown Sports Open Day – 25th November – Disability Snowsport UK

In 2019 we will be opening our newest adaptive…

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8 disability rights activists changing the world for disabled people – Disability Horizons

The rights that we as a disabled community have – and may even take for granted –…

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A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users – By RS Components

Source: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=/home-safety-checklist-wheelchair-users THE PHYSICAL HOME ENVIRONMENT As part of any home safety checklist for wheelchair users,…

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Blind British man climbs Europe’s highest mountain – BBC News

A 23-year-old is thought to have become the first blind British man to reach the summit of…

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