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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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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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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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The story behind the NEW and innovative Glideboard transfer aid

The new Glideboard, sold exclusively on the Disability Horizons Shop, is like no other on the market. With a ‘gliding’ seat that moves and an asymmetrical design, it is easier to use and more stable than other boards, as well as super lightweight. Chris Buckingham, who founded disability living aids company Buckingham Healthcare after 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist, tells us about how the Glideboard came about and her passion for helping disabled people to live independently by solving problems. Read more... “The story behind the NEW and innovative Glideboard transfer aid”
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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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Josh Wintersgill speaks about the re-launch of AbleMove

Josh Wintersgill is a disabled entrepreneur and founder of the company AbleMove, which provides transfer products and accessories to aid people with physical disabilities. AbleMove was founded in 2018 when Josh invented the EasyTravelseat, a transfer seating device that makes it easier and safer for disabled passengers to be assisted onboard an aircraft. Check out our previous interview with Josh Wintersgill about how the EasyTreavelseat came about.Read more... “Josh Wintersgill speaks about the re-launch of AbleMove”
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Tru Grip: how this door handle adaptation helps people with disabilities

Connor, an entrepreneur and inventor, designed the Tru Grip, a door handle extension to enable people with joint pain and other disabilities to open doors with ease. He is inspired by the desire to create products that help both disabled and non-disabled people alike, and he believes that the Tru Grip can enhance everyone’s life.  Read on to find out more about how Connor developed the product, or head straight to buy the Tru Grip door handle extension.Read more... “Tru Grip: how this door handle adaptation helps people with disabilities”
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Care Designs creates stylish and discreet clothing protectors for disabled children and adults

Paul Brown, the founder of Bibetta and Care Designs, talks about how his business transformed from making bibs, primarily for babies, to creating clothing protectors for disabled children and adults.  Read on to find out how Paul’s passion for surfing inspired the fabric of his products, and see the range of Care Designs clothing protectors now. Please tell Disability Horizons readers a bit about yourself and your background.  Read more... “Care Designs creates stylish and discreet clothing protectors for disabled children and adults”
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How disabled entrepreneur Carina used her experiences to build her own business

Wheelchair user Carina Fordham has Spina Bifida and chronic fatigue syndrome. After years of struggling to be diagnosed, making difficult career choices and studying whilst being ill, she set up her own business selling luxury wheelchair gloves – a product she knew was needed by other wheelchair users. Head to the Disability Horizons Shop to buy Carina’s Hands of Warriors luxury wheelchair gloves.Read more... “How disabled entrepreneur Carina used her experiences to build her own business”
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Ramble Tag guidance aid co-creator Tom Forsyth speaks to Disability Horizons

Emma Purcell is News Editor and Feature Writer at Disability Horizons and runs the blog Rock For Disability. Today she speaks to Tom Forsyth, co-creator of the Ramble Tag guidance aid, which you can purchase on the Disability Horizons Shop.

Ramble Tag guidance aid: how it was created

How did you come up with the idea of the Ramble Tag guidance aid?Read more... “Ramble Tag guidance aid co-creator Tom Forsyth speaks to Disability Horizons”
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How Hannah Ensor used her disabilities to create a business

Earlier this year, we launched our new shop, selling a wide range of stylish disability living aids. We only supply high-quality products from trusted suppliers, many of whom have created their products based on their experiences as a disabled person. That is certainly true of Hannah Ensor, founder of Stickman Communications. Find out more about her and how her life experiences have shaped her business.Read more... “How Hannah Ensor used her disabilities to create a business”
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The family behind the innovative Trabasack wheelchair lap tray and bag

As many of you will know, at the end of last year we launched a Disability Horizons Shop. But you might not be aware that Duncan, the co-founder of the innovative Trabasack wheelchair lap tray, is at the helm of the store, working with reliable and trusted suppliers to deliver our wide product selection. Find out more about the family behind the successful Trabasack, two of whom are disabled, as well as working with Disability Horizons on our new shop.Read more... “The family behind the innovative Trabasack wheelchair lap tray and bag”