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Comedian’s UK stand-up tour is an eye-opener for disability awareness

A COMEDIAN from London who went blind for a year uses her stand-up show to illustrate misconceptions surrounding disability.   Following he…

Started by Sarah Colston

0 May 31

Strictly wheels; a new dance being rolled out

Picture Fred and Ginger dancing so beautifully… what if one of them had been a wheelchair user? Strictly Wheels Foundation is a charity ba…

Started by Marina Reynes Llamas

0 Mar 14

The Silent Beat: Mandy Harvey and the Power of Music

‘There are a lot of different ways to accomplish your goals – most of the time you’re blocking yourself because of your own personal fear,…

Started by Kenneth Hogg

0 Mar 9

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Meet the fashion designer from Cardiff who's fast becoming a hit among wheelchair users

One of the fundamental things about improving the design of a product to meet specific disability needs, is that you have to forget everyth…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Nov 10, 2016

Staff

Customised PlayStation controller made for Cerebral Palsy

Peter Byrne is an avid gamer who has Cerebral Palsy. He recently wrote a tentative email to PlayStation explaining the trouble he was havin…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Apr 5, 2016

Staff

Lego's New Wheelchair Figurine is Taking the Internet by Storm

One guy has received a lot of attention this week; he’s a young man, with a big smile, sporting a beanie and uses a wheelchair. “What’s so…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Feb 4, 2016

Disabled residents at Broom Court join together to produce beautiful music with digital twist

On Thursday the 5th of November, Blackwood staff and residents gathered in the lounge at Broom Court for a unique performance. A small grou…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Nov 17, 2015

Music and Disability: Breaking Down Barriers at Broom Court

An innovative new project is underway at Blackwood’s care home at Broom Court in Stirling this autumn. Working in partnership with Drake Mu…

Started by Kenneth Hogg

0 Sep 23, 2015

"Rollin forward" with jeans designed for wheelchair users

Clothing is rarely designed with the wheelchair user in mind. When she was injured in a traffic accident aged 21, Heidi McKenzie realised f…

Started by Lindsey Cotter

0 Sep 9, 2015

Why not People? Celebrity launches accessible events company

By Sarah Campbell Jameela Jamil hosted the launch event for her new company Why Not People? - a music and events members club for people…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Jul 23, 2015

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