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

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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…Continue

Tags: Douglas, Kirubin, Pillay, Grant, Competition

Apple announce series of emojis depicting disabilities

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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…Continue

Tags: Dog, Service, Guide, Inclusive, Emoji

WheelBlades - A Simple & Intelligent Design for Wheelchair Winter Weather

Started Mar 9 0 Replies

What with the pretty extreme weather we’ve had lately this…Continue

Tags: WheelBlade, Ski, Wheelchair, Winter, Ice

Nominate a great idea for the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18

Started Jan 25 0 Replies

Give a great design the recognition they deserve. Here’s your chance to nominate a design or an idea/concept that you believe could make a difference to people who have disabilities. Whether it’s…Continue

Tags: Competition, BDA, Awards, Design, Blackwood

 

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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
Friday
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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
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

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
Paul Richoux added a discussion to the group Blind & Visually Impaired
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UKs 1st Miniature Guide Horse in Training - Meet Digby

BBC journalist Mohammed Salim Patel has become the first person in the UK to receive a guide horse. 8 month old Digby is an American miniature horse and can apparently do all the things a guide dog can. Not sure how he fares at chasing cats or playing fetch but I’m sure he’ll learn. Yay or neigh?In the U.S. guide horses are already…See More
Feb 16
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Nominate a great idea for the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18

Give a great design the recognition they deserve. Here’s your chance to nominate a design or an idea/concept that you believe could make a difference to people who have disabilities. Whether it’s high-tech or low-tech, The Blackwood Design Awards is looking for something with the potential to change lives. Like what?Did you see a news report on some brilliant new concept? Have you read an article about a fantastic new design? Or you might simply know someone who’s come up with a simple but…See More
Jan 25
Deborah Birch commented on Paul Richoux's video
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Freedom Trax

"I looks really good but as pre normal the price of said item again as with most of these to help us get around doesn't help either -- Plus I have found electric wheelchairs to big and bulky and not easy to fit in a car of family if needed…"
Jan 19
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Jan 19
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From Ayrshire to Asia for First Holiday - CleverCogs™ takes pensioner on dream holiday

A Blackwood Customer has gone on her first holiday at the age of 65 to Vietnam after she was able to research her destination through CleverCogs™ an innovative, digitally enhanced care system.Margaret Sancken…See More
Jan 18
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Winner of Blackwood Design Awards 2015 receives MBE in New Year Honours List

We were thrilled to learn this week that Grant Douglas, who won the Blackwood Design Awards 2015 with the S’up spoon, has been made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British…See More
Jan 12
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Dec 9, 2017
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Freedom Trax

"Hi Eleanor. I agree that it's not for everyone but there are people who could make good use of this. I know it's all terrain but given it's not very bulky, perhaps it's the sort of thing that could go on the bus in order to reach…"
Dec 8, 2017
Eleanor Iris Llewelyn commented on Paul Richoux's video
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Freedom Trax

"Yet again it assumes you have someone with a car to take you around. On your own you can't take it around with you. No one helps people who live on your own , they punish them by helping people who have families or friends to get more help. So…"
Dec 8, 2017
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Dec 7, 2017
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Blackwood residents meet adorable therapy bunnies and friends

This week the cuteness was amped up to 11 in MacLehose Court, Blackwood’s residential care home in Greenock. Bunnies, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens and pink nosed little rodents were brought in to give everyone a good lift and a healthy dose of aww. Laura schosloff has been running Bunny & Co. Mobile Petting Zoo for 7 years.…See More
Nov 23, 2017

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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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