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Is it possible to have an entirely disability accessible future

Started Nov 13, 2017 0 Replies

I recently visited the secondary school associated with my old primary school. It was the first time I had been since it was rebuilt, the old school having been totally inaccessible. It's been a good…Continue

Everything is smaller in America - Disability access in Manhattan and at the U.S. Open tennis.

Started Sep 26, 2017 0 Replies

There's an often-repeated phrase that "everything is bigger in America." This phrase can be applied in any number of ways from the sheer number of overweight people to the size and scale of many…Continue

A journey into Central London from a Disability Perspective

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Perfect Aug 4, 2017. 1 Reply

Recently I made two trips into central London while down there on a visit to watch…Continue

Tags: Access, public, Transport, Tube, London

Curve. The (potential) wheelchair of the future.

Started Jun 22, 2017 0 Replies

Artistic impulse Recently I was sent a link to an article about the results of the Royal…Continue

Tags: Wooden, Wheelchair, Curve

 

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"Breathe." A Disability Representation Analysis..

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 20:30 0 Comments

‘Breathe’ is the directorial debut of motion capture wizard and all around amazing actor Andy Serkis. As a massive fan of Serkis (and other cast members), a movie buff and a person with disabilities, I was pretty much obliged to see the film. I must report back however that the depiction of disability left me a bit disappointed. Be warned, this article contains…

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The highs and lows of public transport access from a seasoned commuter

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 11:43 0 Comments

 

Taken for granted

Public transport is something we all take for granted to a certain extent and, whether disabled or not, we all need methods of getting around. As a wheelchair user however, I have to look at what level of accessibility different modes of transport can offer. So what can I relate about my experiences?

 

"Just take the bus"

Probably the most easily identifiable method of public transport, my personal experience…

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“Don’t you wish you could walk?” – and other attitudes I’ve encountered

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

Coping with disability is something that every disabled person (including myself) will have to do on a daily basis. One thing all disabled people will also have to deal with throughout various points in our lives is the various attitudes that exist towards disability from an able-bodied society.

 

1. The easily identifiable/pitying

  

In terms of able-bodied attitudes (in my experience) the reaction of many able-bodied people is to immediately feel pity towards…

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