What is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? January 30th is CTE Day. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain condition believed to be caused by repeated head traumas that are often seen in high-impact sports like football, hockey, soccer, rugby, and boxing. Initially identified in boxers and later in other contact sports athletes and military personnel, […]
Raising Awareness on Moebius Syndrome Day January 24th is designated as Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. This day seeks to raise understanding and visibility for Moebius syndrome – a rare neurological condition that affects the facial muscles and impairs eye movement and facial expressions. Understanding Moebius Syndrome Moebius syndrome is present from birth and is caused
Celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023: Stronger Together About World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 World Cerebral Palsy Day in 2023 was celebrated on October 6th. The theme this year highlighted the value of community, ‘Together Stronger.’ The day aims to raise awareness about cerebral palsy, a lifelong motor disorder affecting movements. It’s a global event
England’s DPOs Demand Radical Action from Next Government Disabled People’s Manifesto launched today. Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in England are calling for transformative changes. They gathered in Manchester today to urge the next government to address inequalities affecting disabled people. The manifesto outlines key areas like representation, rights, independence, and inclusion. The Disabled People’s Manifesto
Ben Clark of Adapt To Perform has just launched a new free e-book “Rolling Forward – A Guide For New Wheelchair Users” Let’s take a look: “Rolling Forward: A Practical Guide for the Journey to Wheelchair Life” Ben Clark’s new guidebook “Rolling Forward” is a must-read for anyone embarking on the transition to wheelchair life.
Back on the road again! I’d like to share some wheelchair travel tips. Before having children, my wife Clare and I backpacked across Australia for three months, using public transport and carrying everything we needed on my back and Clare’s lap, with me also pushing her manual wheelchair. Now, 18 years later our boys are
Adapting to Life in a Wheelchair After Foot Amputation: My Experience and Tips Introducing James Bull who is dealing with the changes caused by his recent foot amputation. James will be talking about the ways he is adapting to life in a wheelchair and the products and tips that he is finding useful. Hi, my
Exam Tips for Disabled Students Including some tips from Students at Whizzkidz With help from Whizzkidz here are some exam tips for disabled students. If you’re a student with a disability, you might find that exams can be an extra bit tricky to navigate. But don’t worry, with the right strategies and support, you should
Sophie Morgan loses Blue Badge in Car Theft TV presenter and disability rights advocate, Sophie Morgan, has expressed her frustration and anger after her Blue Badge was stolen from her car while she was away working in America earlier this month. The Loose Women star, who uses a wheelchair, described the inconvenience caused by the
Naidex 2023: check out accessible products and inclusive brands coming together at the Disability Horizons Marketplace
Naidex 2023: Check Out Accessible Products At The Disability Horizons Marketplace
Stroke survivor and PhD student invents an award-winning dyslexia 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 dyslexia ruler reading aid – for people with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and ADHD.
For some disabled people, winter can be the most difficult time of year due to the bitterly cold weather. It can be hard to keep warm because of mobility issues, whether you’re inside or out, and the cold can have a negative effect on your breathing and muscles. In this article, our editor Stephanie, who