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The AquaPlane: Blackwood Design Awards 2018

With the announcement of The Blackwood Design Awards 2018 shortlist imminent, we’ll be interviewing Designers, Engineers and World-Renowned…

Started by Oliver Hughes

0 Mar 14, 2018


Creative Scotland Reverses Cuts to Disabled Arts Bodies

Creative Scotland has announced it is to restore funding to five arts companies following criticism of its decision to cut financial suppor…

Started by Oliver Hughes

1 Feb 9, 2018
Reply by Wendy Russell


What’s On: Sat 10th Breaking Down Barriers, An Afternoon of Culture

The Equality and Rights Network (EARN) is to host a free afternoon of culture and events, with a focus on accessibility in Edinburgh this S…

Started by Oliver Hughes

0 Feb 8, 2018

"Chocks away!" Karen finds new independence at 3,000 ft

“When you're up there you can't think about anything else. It feels cliché to say you feel free but you do.”   You have probably dreamt abo…

Started by Emer Harrison

0 Apr 4, 2017

Before the final - Blackwood Design Awards judge gives interview about imminent battle of the designs

T minus 24 hours... Yes the final of the Blackwood Design Awards 2016 is tomorrow. The big day is nearly here. In the final run up to the j…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Jan 19, 2017

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

Radical new concept could make wheelchair transfers a lot easier

The conceptual design came up on bespoken’s radar just this week. It addresses the difficulty in transferring a disabled person from a pers…

Started by Paul Richoux

2 Dec 2, 2015
Reply by Paul Richoux

The Flume BathTub

The Flume Bathtub is designed on the principle of a slide and seesaw. It enables a person to bath unaided without the need for hoists or po…

Started by bespoken Team

5 Jul 5, 2015
Reply by Linda Jane McLean


Andy McIntosh, 42 from Strathaven near Glasgow, is a disabled Army Corporal who has just achieved a new world record by driving a TGA Bree…

Started by bespoken Team

1 May 27, 2015
Reply by gavin alastair neate

Phoenix flying high with Blackwood support under their wings

Wheelchair basketball is an unfamiliar sport for many, present writer included.   But like many sports it became quickly apparent that it w…

Started by Suhayl A

0 May 5, 2015


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