Rob-Smith-using-general-purpose-gripping-aid-to-hold-weight-in-gym-780x470CategoriesInterviews

Rob Smith: designer of the Active Hands gripping aids

Rob Smith is a disabled entrepreneur and sportsman who designed the Active Hands gripping aids, which allow people with limited hand function or an upper limb difference to grip everyday items with ease. Our writer, Emma Purcell, got the opportunity to interview Rob Smith about living with his disability, designing the Active Hands gripping aids, competing as a wheelchair rugby player and long-distance racer, and being a disabled parent.  Read more... “Rob Smith: designer of the Active Hands gripping aids”
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9 creative and unique gifts for disabled people this Christmas

So, this is Christmas, and what will you buy? A luxury sock aid or a T-shirt we made? What about stickers that show love and pride, or even some clothing that is sure to fit fine. Well, you can find all these and more creative and unique gifts for disabled people this Christmas on the Disability Horizons Shop.

Lettering Works disability stickers – £2.95 each

These stickers are an ideal stocking filler for anyone looking to comfort themselves or catch the eyes of others with these bright, colourful and abstract designs.… Read more... “9 creative and unique gifts for disabled people this Christmas”
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Celebrating disability equality and inclusion with the Disability Horizons Shop

Here at Disability Horizons, we are all about celebrating disability equality and inclusion and giving you a voice. We have our exclusive articles written by our community of disabled writers and our fortnightly online talk show, Disability Horizons TV, in which we discuss and debate the latest disability topics. As well as all that, we have our Disability Horizons Shop, which sells a wide range of stylish, practical and accessible products for everyday living.Read more... “Celebrating disability equality and inclusion with the Disability Horizons Shop”
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Holly Yendell: fashion designer of accessible clothing brand L.able

Holly Yendell is a fashion designer and creator of accessible clothing brand L.able. Based in Alton, Hampshire, she was inspired to start the company by her father Tom Yendell, who is a disabled artist. Her debut product is the unisex jersey cape, which is specially designed to bring style and comfort to wheelchair users. Holly tells us more about her company, how she became a fashion designer and future ideas for accessible clothing.Read more... “Holly Yendell: fashion designer of accessible clothing brand L.able”
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8 accessible and functional products for disabled children heading back to school

Now disabled children and teenagers are heading back to school following the summer break, it’s time to make sure they have all the best clothing, storage, gadgets, tools and activities to make their education as accessible and inclusive as possible. Here at Disability Horizons, we round up eight accessible and functional products for disabled children heading back to school, all available on the Disability Horizons Shop.… Read more... “8 accessible and functional products for disabled children heading back to school”
CategoriesAdvice

5 products to help manage fatigue and chronic illness

Fatigue is a feeling of constant tiredness or weakness and can be physical, mental or a combination of both. It can occur in many chronic illnesses including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). In the past year, it has also been seen as one of 200 symptoms relating to long Covid. Here at Disability Horizons, we have rounded up five useful products to help people with fatigue pace themselves and maintain hydration, hygiene and energy levels in their day-to-day lives.Read more... “5 products to help manage fatigue and chronic illness”
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Exercise equipment to help you stay active if you are disabled

Getting into exercise as a disabled person can seem like an additional challenge. Not only do we have to find time to fit it in amongst our busy schedules and working life, but not all equipment, leisure facilities or sports are accessible. Here at Disability Horizons, we want to help you find easy ways to access and enjoy fitness and exercise, whether at home or in a gym, so we have rounded up five useful fitness aids available on the Disability Horizons Shop.Read more... “Exercise equipment to help you stay active if you are disabled”
Young girl using the Functionhand to hold a pencil to colour inCategoriesInterviews

Meet the paediatric therapists who created the new grasp aid Functionalhand

Here at the Disability Horizons Shop, we only sell high-quality, stylish disability living aids from trusted suppliers – and that includes the inventors of the Functionhand. Meet Celine Skertich and Linda Merry, whose experience working as paediatric therapists led them to create a versatile grasp aid called the Functionalhand.  Please tell Disability Horizons readers a bit about yourself and your background.Read more... “Meet the paediatric therapists who created the new grasp aid Functionalhand”
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4 ingenious and useful ways to use grip tape to provide a better grip on anything

A first for the UK, the revolutionary new Cat Tongue grip tape that is not only non-abrasive and latex-free but can be washed, providing endless uses for making items non-slip and easier to grip. The Cat Tonuge grip tape is self-adhesive and can be attached to almost any surface or item – making everyday objects immediately easier to hold and less likely to slip from your hand whilst in use.… Read more... “4 ingenious and useful ways to use grip tape to provide a better grip on anything”
CategoriesReviews

Review of Stickman Communications stickers

If you have a physical disability, it can sometimes take a little longer to get to the front door when the bell rings. Frustratingly, this often means the person waiting leaves before you get a chance to get there. This is where the Stickman Communications sticker comes in handy – it is a disability aid that lets delivery drivers and visitors know that it may take you longer to answer the door. Read more... “Review of Stickman Communications stickers”
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Review of the Trabasack Max wheelchair bag and lap tray

Zec Richardson, a blogger and reviewer at Satonmybutt, is part of our in-house team and will be taking a closer look at some of our products. This time, he is talking about the Trabasack Max wheelchair bag and lap tray. I have used a couple of the Trabasack bag/lap trays, but the Max is the largest and most luxurious in the Trabasack range.… Read more... “Review of the Trabasack Max wheelchair bag and lap tray”