Dyslexic ruler reading aidCategoriesLife Style Shop Blog

Stroke survivor and PhD student invents an award-winning dyslexic ruler reading aid for neurodivergent people

Stroke survivor and PhD student Bradley Cory has won the Best Eco-Friendly Inventor Entrepreneur Award at the SJL National Start-Up Business Awards for his design of an eco-friendly reading tool – a dyslexic ruler reading aid – for people with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and ADHD. 

Buy the dyslexic ruler reading aid at the Disability Horizons Shop

 Who is Bradley Cory?

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VAT exemption for disabled people: how it works and who is eligible

Mobility aids and accessible equipment can be a great lifeline for people with a disability or health condition but some people may struggle to afford certain products at full price. Thankfully, with VAT exemption, customers with qualifying conditions can get VAT relief of 20% on eligible items.  Here at Disability Horizons, we go through everything you need to know about VAT exemption –  what it is and how it works, who is eligible and how you claim on products in our online shop.Read more... “VAT exemption for disabled people: how it works and who is eligible”
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8 stylish and functional adaptive clothing brands for disabled people

Finding that perfect outfit or searching for adaptive clothing that is both comfortable and fashionable can be tricky when you’re disabled. Also, being able to dress independently and with dignity can be challenging if you have poor motor skills or dexterity issues. Thankfully, the Disability Horizons Shop has the solution with its collection of adaptive clothing brands, all of which have discreet, accessible fastenings, wider openings and wheelchair-friendly designs.    Read more... “8 stylish and functional adaptive clothing brands for disabled people”
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All you need to know about the RADAR key scheme to access disabled toilets

The  RADAR key scheme is a commercial scheme that provides keys and locks so that eligible people with a disability or health condition can access tens of thousands of accessible toilets across the UK. Here at Disability Horizons, we go through all you need to know about the RADAR key scheme – what a RADAR key is, the history of the scheme, who is eligible for a RADAR key, finding accessible toilets, the difference between a real or fake RADAR key and different RADAR key schemes in other countries.Read more... “All you need to know about the RADAR key scheme to access disabled toilets”
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Tony Awad: the inventor of the T-Pull door closer

Tony Awad is a disability entrepreneur from Ottawa, Canada. Following a car accident in 2006, he discovered the difficulties wheelchair users and people with mobility issues had closing doors. So, while studying robotics engineering, he invented the T-Pull door closer, an accessible, durable, swivel handle that can be used to close external and internal doors. Our writer, Emma Purcell, interviews Tony Awad about his disability, professional background and invention of the T-Pull door closer.Read more... “Tony Awad: the inventor of the T-Pull door closer”
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7 mobility aids that will support your foot care needs

Your foot care and having the right footwear can be difficult if you have a disability. Being able to put on socks and shoes, washing your feet, cutting your toenails or doing exercise has its challenges if you have a mobility impairment, joint pain or dexterity issues. Thankfully, here at the Disability Horizons Shop, we have a range of dressing aids, disabled footwear and mobility aids that are sure to support your foot care needs. Read more... “7 mobility aids that will support your foot care needs”
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Treat your loved one with an accessible gift this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and now is the perfect time to treat your loved one with a stylish and dashing gift. Here at Disability Horizons, we share nine accessible products that you can spoil your other half with, which are both trendy and practical for people with a disability or health condition.

Sam Renke accessible handbag – from £40.00

This gorgeous ladies handbag and matching clutch designed by actress, presenter and disability campaigner Samantha Renke is brimming with accessible features.… Read more... “Treat your loved one with an accessible gift this Valentine’s Day”
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Friendly Shoes review: Comfortable, lightweight and supportive disability footwear

Finding accessible and supportive footwear can be challenging if you have a physical disability. Many people may have poor foot posture, swollen feet or bad co-ordination to be able to put on and wear standard shoes. Emma, our editor and writer at Disability Horizons, tries out a pair of Friendly Shoes, a unique style of footwear specifically designed for disabled people.Read more... “Friendly Shoes review: Comfortable, lightweight and supportive disability footwear”
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Review of the Progressive 6 in 1 Multi Opener

There are few things that are more frustrating than not being able to open that jar of jam and having to wrestle with it whilst your toast goes cold! But fear not, the solution is the Progressive 6-in-1 Multi Opener available from our shop. In this review, Zec Richardson, a disabled blogger and reviewer at Satonmybutt, talks about this handy kitchen gadget that could be the answer to your problems!Read more... “Review of the Progressive 6 in 1 Multi Opener”
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7 accessible bathroom aids that will give you greater independence and dignity

Tending to certain bathroom needs, such as toileting, showering and bathing, can be difficult if you have a disability or mobility impairments. However, there are many accessible bathroom aids to give you comfort and support when carrying out these personal tasks. Here, we share 7 accessible bathroom aids on the Disability Horizons Shop that will give you greater independence and dignity.Read more... “7 accessible bathroom aids that will give you greater independence and dignity”
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8 accessible products to help you enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability

Arts and crafts are great educational resources, therapeutic tools and fun activities for all, no matter your age or ability. Not only does creating bright pictures or chunky jewellery give you or your children a chance to express yourselves independently, but it aids in promoting a healthy relationship with self-esteem. Here at Disability Horizons, we round up eight accessible products that could help you and your children enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability.Read more... “8 accessible products to help you enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability”
Young girl using the Functionhand to hold a pencil to colour inCategoriesReviews

Functionalhand gripping aid review – improving limited hand function

The Functionalhand is a gripping aid designed to help people with limited hand function to grip items. It was developed by OT’s Linda Merry and Celine Skertich. They wanted to help their clients progress, achieve and do more for themselves, bridging the gap between determination and ability. Here, our writer and editor Lucy Currier, who has cerebral palsy and limited grip with her left hand, tried out the Functionhand to put it through its paces.Read more... “Functionalhand gripping aid review – improving limited hand function”