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Covid-19 vaccine exemption pass: what to do if you cannot be vaccinated or test for Covid

With the emergence of the new Omicron variant, the Government is making it mandatory to show that you have been fully vaccinated or have tested negative for Covid-19 at many entertainment venues and nightclubs in England. It has already been a legal requirement in Scotland and Wales since October. You will also need to prove that you have had both vaccines if you are a health or social care worker in England who has face-to-face contact with service users. Read more... “Covid-19 vaccine exemption pass: what to do if you cannot be vaccinated or test for Covid”
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10 most popular Disability Horizons articles of all time

As part of Disability Horizons’ 10th birthday celebrations, we want to highlight the amazing work our writers and contributors have done over the years by counting down our 10 most popular Disability Horizons articles of all time. You can also check out the ‘best of the rest, with articles on dating, sex, technology, travel, fitness and celebrities. Plus, you can browse our ‘news that caught your eye’ section, which includes some of our most popular news stories.Read more... “10 most popular Disability Horizons articles of all time”
Image is a collage of photographs of products for disabled children available for sale on the Disability Horizons shop. Includes photographs of a young, blonde boy sat on the floor wearing a red and navy Seenin sleep suit, a Trabasack Curve Connect with red trim, a red and yellow Legi Liner, Trabasack Media Mount holding an iPad and the Uriwell Happy Pee portable urinal with fun frog design.CategoriesShop Blog

Top tools for disabled children on the Disability Horizons Shop

Providing your disabled child with opportunities to gain independence is an important part of their growth. In some cases, in order to give your child independence, they may need specialist equipment and aids to support them. Amrick, who is part of the Disability Horizons team, has highlighted the top disability tools and aids that can really support your child and help them to thrive.Read more... “Top tools for disabled children on the Disability Horizons Shop”
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Nike launches hands-free shoes inspired by man with cerebral palsy

Nike has launched the GO FlyEase, accessible hands-free shoes that are easy to put on and take off by simply slipping your foot in without bending down to do up laces, zips or straps. The innovative design was inspired by Matthew Walzer, who wrote a letter at aged 16 to Nike asking for an accessible pair of shoes he could put on and off independently because he has cerebral palsy.… Read more... “Nike launches hands-free shoes inspired by man with cerebral palsy”
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Adaptive clothing solutions: how my daughter inspired me to start a business

Lucy, a mother and business owner living in Northumberland, talks about how her daughter Hester, who had Aicardi Syndrome, inspired her to start her business, Seenin, designing adaptive clothes and accessories for disabled children and adults.  It was born when Lucy’s bib design became popular at Hester’s school and she soon realised she had found a gap in the market for practical clothing.Read more... “Adaptive clothing solutions: how my daughter inspired me to start a business”
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Essential disability living aids that will make a big difference to your life

Having opened at the beginning of 2020, our Disability Horizons Shop sells a range of mobility aids, accessible gadgets and luxurious gifts. But as we head into 2021, we’ve seen how practical, life-changing products are essential too. Now, alongside our stylish and fun products, we have a range of essential disability living aids. They may not be as glossy or Instagramable, but we know that they will make a big difference to your life.Read more... “Essential disability living aids that will make a big difference to your life”
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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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10 luxurious and original accessible Christmas gifts and ideas

Looking for that perfect and stylish gift for your disabled friend or loved one this festive season? Check out these 10 luxurious and original accessible gifts for Christmas available on the Disability Horizons Shop Don’t forget to also read our first article on fun and practical Christmas gifts for more ideas.

Disability Horizons organic cotton T-shirts – £18

These creative, quirky and stylish T-shirts – designed by the Disability Horizons team – are a great Christmas gift for a friend or loved one who wants to fight for and celebrate disability equality and inclusion, or simply raise a wry smile.… Read more... “10 luxurious and original accessible Christmas gifts and ideas”