Category: Accessibility

Disability Run Mobility Guide

My Mobility Guide has recently been launched and is a real breath of fresh air that offers real user led reviews, information and articles on a whole range of mobility and disability equipment and services. What makes this site stand out from the crowd is that it is not only run by a somebody that

Meet Luggie the Buggy

For those of you that haven’t heard of or seen the Luggie folding mobility scooter we are going to give you a quick run-down of its main features. Firstly once you are on the Luggie there is not a great deal of difference between this and many of the other portable mobility scooters on the

Finding a Wheelchair Accessible Property

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 or property agents having any knowledge of what is an accessible property. This includes the major online property experts that have not yet woken up to

History of The Mobility Scooter – Who Invented The First One?

Mobility scooters are a common sight up and down the country and they give many thousands of people a level of independence that was simply not possible a few decades ago. But, when did they first appear on our streets and pavements, and who is inventor that came up with the revolutionary idea? Here’s our

New Special Needs Resource

Launched in December 2018 by the parent of a special needs child who has spent 14 years supporting his child who has learning and physical disabilities, “Special Needs Today is run by parents for parents” and is a “one-stop shop” of easily understandable information covering health and lifestyle issues. The site aims to help parents

Disability Emojis Coming to a Device Near You

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.com Celebrates £5 Million Milestone!

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

Disabled Bloggers Wanted

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 Helping the Disabled

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

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles from WAV Compare

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

Coping with a New Disability

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 for Tricky Staircases

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

Campaign for Disabled Nappy Changing Facilities

Parents and carers of severely disabled adults and children that need disabled nappy changing facilities have virtually no facilities outside of their adapted homes should their nappy need changing. This is a long-standing problem that is yet to be addressed by the Equality Act. Thankfully the parents and carers have a campaign called Space to

Creating Disabled Friendly Living Space

Whether you experience it yourself or you care for someone who is disabled, building a home that is disability friendly can be a huge undertaking, especially if you’re not sure what to focus on. Thankfully we’ve compiled a list of the main areas you’ll need to change to make your home accessible for yourself and

Disabled Computer Aid | Dragon Naturally Speaking

Just popping in a quick entry to share my experiences of voice activation and dictation systems. Many years ago I purchased and tried a voice-activation system, it drove me up the wall and simply made me frustrated. So it threw it to the back of the cupboard. It took me some persuading with a friend,