October 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Teaching Prawns to Whistle


"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which they were created" (Albert Einstein)


This is a true story - but names have been changed. 

Born in Hong Kong to Scottish parents in 1946, Peter was destined never to see his father, who died in combat in the final stages of World War. The next disaster to occur was that he contracted polio before he was a year old. His widowed mother returned to Scotland, to give her…


Added by Linda Jane McLean on October 24, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Jeans for wheelchair users

Jeans for Wheelchair Users - a special cut and design

DisabledGear.com is one of our favourite small businesses and that is not just because they were one of the first online retailers to sell trabasack ;-)

Guy at DisabledGear.com provides a free place online for people to buy and sell 2nd hand disability equipment.… Continue

Added by Duncan Edwards on October 22, 2011 at 10:34 — No Comments

Trabasack at Naidex South

We will be at Naidex South this week, please come and say hello. I will be on the DisabledGear.com stand C33 helping Guy and selling many trabasacks!


Here is our press release:

Trabasack and Disabledgear.com partner at NAIDEXSOUTH Stand C33

This year Trabasack, the innovative wheelchair lap tray and bag can be found exhibiting and promoting their products at Naidex South International Trade show at the London Excel Centre. Wednesday 19th Oct:10.00am -…


Added by Duncan Edwards on October 17, 2011 at 12:32 — No Comments

bespoken gets political support

LiamMcArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, has sponsored a motion in the Scottish Parliament to promote and commend the work that is being done with bespoken to place people at the heart of the design process and enhance independent living.

See more below...…

Added by David Jarrold on October 7, 2011 at 10:52 — No Comments


icook is a cooking aid for young adults (16-25) with mild to moderate learning difficulties that encourages them to prepare healthy meals independently. Cooking is a life skills; without this skill people with learning difficulties can rely heavily on carers for support. 

The product breaks the process of cooking into very simple stages that support the user throughout the whole experience of cooking a meal, from preparing the ingredients, to washing the dishes. icook…


Added by Emma Harris on October 6, 2011 at 18:47 — No Comments

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