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Disability in the Spotlight at Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Get Your Tickets!

Started Jun 25 0 Replies

What is it?Starting at the beginning, BBC Ouch is the segment of the BBC that focuses on disability and…Continue

Do you Need Wheelchair Lights to Keep You Safe and Visible at Night?

Started Jun 18 0 Replies

I've spoken with people in the past who raised the issue of how dangerous it can be going out and about in a wheelchair after dark, when they are particularly vulnerable to traffic.I've heard stories…Continue

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CAA reveals the best and worst UK airports to use if you have a disability

Today the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has published a report showing a list of 30 of the country’s biggest and busiest airports, classing them according to how well they cater to the need of travellers who have a disability. The most shocking piece of data in the report is the revelation…See More
Friday
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Disability in the Spotlight at Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Get Your Tickets!

What is it?Starting at the beginning, BBC Ouch is the segment of the BBC that focuses on disability and its contributors are all people who have disabilities. Ouch Storytelling Live is, as you probably guessed, a live event that is run during the Edinburgh Festival and is now in its 3rd year. In short, people (members of the public, not celebrities) who have experienced disability, chronic illness,…See More
Jun 25
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Do you Need Wheelchair Lights to Keep You Safe and Visible at Night?

I've spoken with people in the past who raised the issue of how dangerous it can be going out and about in a wheelchair after dark, when they are particularly vulnerable to traffic.I've heard stories of people having to take their wheelchair onto the road because of badly maintained pavements which make them impossible to use. Using the road at night without proper lighting is obviously very dangerous. I've heard of near misses from several people.One man in particular I met had a home made…See More
Jun 18
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Music For Life

"People are still people!  Love this - heartwarming! :-)"
Jun 15
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Jun 15
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Music For Life

Music for Life brings together professional musicians, people living with dementia and their care staff through interactive music sessions. Watch this short ...
Jun 15
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Wendy on Wheels - bringing disability into the mainstream

I recently sat down for a Skype video call to the USA to speak with Angela Ruzicka, self-published writer of the popular children’s book series Wendy on Wheels. “Wendy is a strong character who likes to have fun” says Angela, creator of the vibrant and engaging Wendy. A wheelchair user, Wendy on Wheels goes through life doing…See More
May 25
George Perfect replied to Paul Richoux's discussion Freedom One Life - new rugged powerchair with long life battery set to undergo trials
"Hi Alex, Great to see the dream is getting closer - my heartiest congratulations and admiration. If I could make a couple of comments (aimed at improving the product - and your potential market) based on my experience. A folding seat back is…"
May 21
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Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18 shortlist revealed

3 out 4 categories have been shortlisted in the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18 with the final less than a month away. The Best New Concept is still awaiting the last few shortlisting votes but you will discover all next week. In the meantime, here’s your first look at who will face off during the final when our panel of expert judges deliberate in the  Lighthouse in Glasgow.The finalists then, by category are… Best New Accessible Technology Eyesynth – One of the most exciting new products in…See More
May 3
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Intelligent Running Glasses Keep VI Runners on Track

We are now less than one month away from the final of the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18. The shortlisting is set to close at the end of this week but to give you an idea of the calibre of entries this year, we caught up with one of the entrants to find out more about his entry. Andrew Taylor is a recent graduate of the…See More
May 1
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Unleash your Inner Rockstar with Skoog

Skoog is available to purchase from Apple & Amazon Get yours now: bit.ly/skoogbuy Everyone has an inner rockstar inside them waiting to be released. Skoog ca...
Apr 27
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Past winners of the Blackwood Design Awards review this year’s entries.

Blackwood’s judging panel is currently in the process of reviewing and shortlisting the entries in the Best New Concept category. You’ll have to wait until the end of this month to find out who goes into the final but in the meantime, two previous winners give us their take on the entries and pick their personal favourites. …See More
Apr 20
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Apple announce series of emojis depicting disabilities

Apple have unveiled the designs for 13 new emoji tailored specifically to reflect people who have disabilities. If you use an electronic device in this day in age (and if you’re reading this you probably do) then chances are you use emojis every now and then. And why not. They can be funny and help convey your mood. Originally a minor add on to text speech, emojis have grown into almost a language of their own with, at the latest count, 2,666 different ones available. They’ve even spawned a…See More
Apr 6
Eric Roberts replied to Paul Richoux's discussion Freedom One Life - new rugged powerchair with long life battery set to undergo trials
"Hi I am not sure about the claims about the batteries used ? Lithium as yet are un proven  and still could have issues. AGM are well proven and although heavy have stood the test of time. They also last more than a day when charged and a year…"
Mar 23
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WheelBlades - A Simple & Intelligent Design for Wheelchair Winter Weather

What with the pretty extreme weather we’ve had lately this seems like an invention. If trying to get about in snow is difficult on foot, it’s pretty miserable when using a wheelchair. Unless you have a very expensive outdoor purpose designed wheelchair, your average one will struggle and the casters will get stuck in snow. WheelBlades are effectively…See More
Mar 9
Paul Richoux commented on R82 UK's blog post Etac R82 to deliver educational seminars and new R82 Meerkat stander at Kidz Middle
"Thanks David. Always like to see the latest from Remap. Would be great to see some pics of any new equipment Remap volunteers have come up with. Paul"
Mar 2

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Game of Thrones Character finally gets wheelchair! Our review...

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:25 2 Comments

Okay so maybe you aren’t remotely interested in the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ but bear with me.

 

Quick back story with only minimal spoilers*

In the very first episode we saw the young character of Bran Stark fall from a tower. The resulting fall left him paralysed and for several past seasons in this pseudo medieval fantasy world he was alternatively carried by someone or dragged along in a makeshift sledge. Not ideal.

No more however. It only took…

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My Movember - Raising funds for Alzheimer Research UK

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:03 0 Comments

Alright so admittedly it's not really the most impressive moustache you've ever seen and Daniel Day-Lewis is probably not feeling too threatened yet.

 

However....

 

I am raising money for a very worthy cause. And although Movember is typically supposed to be focused on charities…

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At 11:33 on September 9, 2014, gavin alastair neate said…
Great work on Bespoken recently. Super stories and nice approach. Keep up the good work.

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