Icons showing a range of disability emojis such as hearing aids, guide dogs, wheelchairs and walking stick user as well as people with prosthetic limbs are just a few of the recent Apple approved images to be given the go ahead by the Unicode Consortium, the regulatory body that adds and approves these little characters
WAV Compare is the UK’s leading online platform that promotes only wheelchair accessible vehicles and is celebrating hitting the £5 million pounds milestone of sales generated through their platform. Established for over 7 years the WAV Compare consists of five websites, including a key partnership with The Accessible Planet, which enables people to easily find
The boss of the Motability charity that leases cars to the disabled is quitting after he receives a massive £2.2m bonus on top of his already whopping 7 figure annual wage. Mike Betts, chief executive of Motability Operations previously had his knuckles wrapped when MPs called his annual £1.7m pay package “totally unacceptable”. Mr Betts
I am not one for writing about my feelings or discussing them with others but I have been told doing so could help me as well as hopefully helping others. My Name is Kirsty. My mum was diagnosed with MS in her late 30’s and hid it from me as a very young child as
ABLEize is looking for disabled bloggers to express their thought, views or just tell others about their life experiences. You have a story to tell and people want to read it, its your time to shine. Disabled Bloggers Wanted ABLEize has been around since 2006 the directory @ www.ableize.com is the biggest and most viewed
Home automation is a major advance as far as benefiting people with disabilities is concerned. Turning your house into a smart home has limitless advantages to make life easier. Undertaking tasks that many physically disabled people cannot do or find it difficult to undertake now becomes easy and offers greater independence. What can home automation
I can almost guarantee that if you ask anybody the question “who would benefit from having a riser/recliner chair?” 99.9% of people would say the elderly and of course they would be right. Many elderly people do struggle to get out of a standard chair. A chair that rises so there is less effort involved
Ever consider VAT free cars? Most disabled people know that they do not need to pay VAT on things like manual or powered wheelchairs and other disability or mobility aids purchased specifically to meet their disabled needs. However, VAT exemption for disabled people is far more widespread and can at times be a bit confusing.
Some people mistake equality for treating people the same, but actually when it comes to disability it is more about treating the individual differently, in order for them to be supported in the workplace. For example an individual who has a disability may receive extra reviews unlike those without disabilities. However, when it comes to
If you are a wheelchair user and you are looking to buy or rent a property you will undoubtedly find yourself facing major barriers due to very few estate agents having any knowledge of what is an accessible property, this includes the major online property experts that have not yet woken up to the requirements
Around 1000 people within the UK and Ireland will receive a substantial spinal cord injury in the next 12 months with the highest rate of injury occurring between the ages of 15 to 38. The most common cause of spinal cord injury are road traffic accidents (36.8%) trips and falls (41.7%) sports injuries with the
Oh no I hear you cry, not another price comparison website that’s going to bombard the television with a crazy middle-aged opera singer driving me nuts. or worse still some cute little Meerkats that in real life would more than likely rip your arm off. (Yes sorry to burst your bubble but in reality they
Many of you will have read previous articles and blog entries from me concerning means of escape from multi-storey buildings and also the importance of knowing how to get out of a building before you go in it especially for wheelchair users. So today I’m going to revisit the subject but this time looking more
Some people are born with a disability or disabling condition, others acquire them later in life. A recent disability could be the result of an accident or injury, an illness, a long-term condition or something temporary or short-term. Whatever the reason, coming to terms with your new disability will require a number of lifestyle changes.
Stair lifts are a real blessing for those who own homes with more than one floor. Unfortunately, there’s a common misconception that stair lifts can only be used on standard stair cases. This is not the case. In fact, you can install one in practically any home to help retain your independence and prevent you