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Does anyone have any suggestions on where a member can get their wheelchair cushion recovered?See More
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Recover Wheelchair Cushion

Does anyone have any suggestions on where a member can get their wheelchair cushion recovered?See More
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Sep 21, 2022
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Future 50 Podcast - Designing & Building Homes for Independent Living

A Blackwood house meant gaining back an independence that had been taken away from me.’ Powerful words from Anne Walker, a…See More
Aug 2, 2022
marie mcquade posted a discussion

V and A Dundee Partner Blackwood Design Awards 2022

MEDIA RELEASE Invention competition partners with V&A Dundee Dundee landmark to host awards aiming to transform…See More
Jun 8, 2022
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Movement for Life Survey by the University of Edinburgh

If you are a person reading or listening to this post, then this is for you.Movement is important for our lives. If our movement is limited in any way, we may need support.If you agree read on.We all keep ourselves moving to some extent. We move…See More
Jun 6, 2022
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The Most Comprehensive Mobility Scooters Buyer’s Guide

What To Consider When Choosing A Mobility Scooter?Mobility scooters are an excellent means to keep your independence. Assisting in the ability to venture out to restaurants, parks, and shops. While being able to visit family and friends…See More
Feb 19, 2022
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Entries for the Blackwood Design Awards 2022 are now open!

We are delighted to announce that the Blackwood Design Awards 2022 are now officially open for entries. See below for instructions on how to enter.…See More
Jan 28, 2022

Blog Posts

Training through the Pandemic - with Paralympic hopeful, Gary Smith

Posted by Ryan MacDonald on March 24, 2021 at 9:03 2 Comments

For Gary Smith, retiring from a career in wheelchair Basketball due to a long-term shoulder injury was not an easy decision. He had played wheelchair basketball for as long as he could remember and made many lifelong friends through the…


Nothing is impossible!

Posted by Ryan MacDonald on January 28, 2021 at 12:04 0 Comments

When the first snowflake fell this year, it made me think about the amazing  Amanda Lees (pictured right). To me, I see snow as something that makes it really difficult to get around in my wheelchair. To Amanda, snow is an opportunity to travel, meet with friends and hit the slopes! We asked her to write a guest blog telling us all about her ski adventures........and she didn't disappoint. Here it is......

"As I zoom down the mountain, making…


New brain-machine interface could offer control over wheelchairs

Posted by George Perfect on October 3, 2019 at 8:50 0 Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have created a new brain-machine interface (BMI) that uses a new class of nano-membrane electrode combined with flexible electronics and a new deep learning algorithm to help disabled people wirelessly control devices. The BMI could be used to control things like an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer, or operate a small robotic vehicle without having to use a hair-electrode cap or mess with wires.

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NAIDEX Info and Lioving With Spinal injury

Posted by David Millar on July 8, 2019 at 19:16 0 Comments

I am very excited that the 2020 NAIDEX show will be better than ever.  As always I will be talking at NAIDEX.  I just published a post about disability dating on the NAIDEX Blog 


Also of great interest to the Bespoken community is an article about independent living that I wrote for the independentliving site.…


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Products or ideas we think you should know about: 

Maura Horton has launched her own company with an idea she first came up with to help her husband who has Parkinsons. Thanks to her invention he can dress himself in seconds.

People Stories

Inspirational stories about people achieving remarkable things:

Tom and Laura were just neighbours who liked to walk their dogs together. A brilliant idea has made them co-designers of a life changing invention to help blind people.

Rich's Blog

One of our members Rich, has a great blog

with some really insightful an interesting stuff. He has been kind enough to allow us to share it with you. 


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