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
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
‘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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue