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Disabled People Request More Step-Free Access At Tube Stations

Transport for London (TfL) has published the results of its step-free access consultation, which many of you took part in, as it launches a trial of a new bridging device as part of its ongoing work to make the capital’s network more accessible and inclusive. Our specially commissioned bridging device has been designed to provide additional support, comfort and reassurance to customers at step-free stations where there remains a small gap between the platform and train carriage.

7 Fun & Imaginative Gifts For Disabled Children | Christmas Gift Guide

Finding gifts for disabled children this Christmas is all about adapting, being creative and thinking outside the box. Letting kids with disabilities look stylish, have fun and feel comfortable is important for their development and wellbeing. Here, we share 7 fun, original and imaginative accessible Christmas gifts for disabled children, all of which can be bought on the Disability Horizons Shop.

5 Accessible & Trendy Gifts For Wheelchair Users | Christmas Gift Guide

Having a wheelchair can enhance a person’s mobility. This Christmas, you can get gifts for wheelchair users that can allow them to carry, store, wear and use everyday items that can be attached safely and securely to their wheelchair. Here at Disability Horizons, we share 5 accessible and trendy gifts for wheelchair users, which are sure to glam up and modernise their chairs.

5 Mobility Aids That Will Make Modern & Practical Gifts | Christmas Gift Guide

Many people with limited mobility or dexterity issues can find it difficult to access and use everyday items in the home or when out and about. They tend to seek expensive and medical-looking mobility aids to try to resolve this. However, here at Disability Horizons, we sell a range of affordable and modern mobility aids that can make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones this Christmas.

True Colors Festival 2022: A Concert Celebrating Inclusion & Diversity

The True Colors Festival (TCF) is a long-running international festival of performing arts that celebrates diversity and inclusion and embraces the fact that we are ‘One World, One Family’. The long-awaited concert will take place on the 19th and 20th of November 2022 in Tokyo, Japan and will be livestreamed worldwide. It will feature pop sensation Katy Perry alongside more than 90 artists, many of whom come from different cultures and/or have a disability.

Why The Tipsi Tray Is The Best One-Handed No Spill Tray | Disability Horizons Shop

Carrying food and drinks can be challenging with limited mobility and dexterity issues. Thankfully, with the Tipsi Tray, a one-handed no spill tray, you can easily move cups, mugs, plates and crockery independently with no risk of dropping or spilling anything. Here, we share everything you need to know about the Tipsi Tray and how it is the best single-handed product for disabled people on the market.

5 Wheelchair Exercises To Do On The Fusion Wheel All-In-One Gym | Disability Horizons Shop

The Fusion Wheel all-in-one gym is designed by wheelchair users for wheelchair users. It’s suitable for people of all fitness levels and can be used from the comfort of your own home. It includes a comprehensive guide that has more than 100 individual wheelchair exercises. Here at Disability Horizons, we share more details on how the Fusion Wheel works and list 5 exercises you can try out using the all-in-one wheelchair gym. As a wheelchair user, it’s important to keep fit. However, going to a

How To Save Money On Your Energy Bill If You’re Disabled | Cost Of Living Crisis

With the recent announcement of the annual energy price cap increasing from £1,971 to £3,549 for a typical UK household in October and our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, having been appointed this week, this is an exceptionally worrying time for many, particularly if you have a disability or health condition, something that already raises the cost of living considerably. Here at Disability Horizons, we share tips on how you can save money on your energy bill.....

Why The Glideboard Is The Best Transfer Board | Disability Horizons Shop

The Glideboard is an ultra-lightweight transfer board with a unique design to increase stability, unlike any other on the market. But how is the Glideboard better than other transfer boards for disabled people? Here at Disability Horizons, we give you a detailed understanding of what a transfer board is, the different qualities between the Glideboard and other transfer boards, meet the team that invented the Glideboard, share instructions on how to use a Glideboard, and tell you how you can buy one.

11 Disability Podcasts That Gives Advice, Support And Humour

Podcasts are a great media source for information, education, laughter, escapism and relaxation. You can listen to them anywhere – at home, in the office, in the car, on public transport and even on holiday. Plus, you can easily access them on any device at no cost. Here at Disability Horizons, we recommend 11 of the best disability podcasts you should listen to for advice, support, humour and entertainment.

How TfL Is Working To Minimise Disruption For Disabled Passengers On London Buses | Transport For London

Transport for London (TfL) is working to create change. It wants to minimise congestion and pollution in the city to make a real difference to climate change. To do so, it’s proposing to expand the ultra-low emissions zone and cut some bus routes in central London. But it’s mindful of the impact on anyone who lives in London or visits our capital, including those with a disability or health condition. That’s why it’s asking for your views on how it will affect you.

8 Disabled Influencers To Follow This Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month may be coming to an end but that doesn’t stop us from honouring the disability community. Disability should be celebrated all year round. That’s why we’ve shared 8 disabled influencers with a range of disabilities, from all walks of life and across the world, that you should follow and rejoice in their triumphs and achievements – it’ll remind you to focus on yours, too.

5 Accessible Holidays Europe | Disabled-Friendly Holidays

Europe is filled with accessible holiday destinations to fit any disabled traveller’s needs, abilities or preferences. So, with the summer season fast approaching, now is the best time to book your next European getaway. That’s why we’ve partnered with Starling Bank, to bring you a travel series that will help you plan an exciting break from day-to-day life, and avoid some of the common pitfalls that can come with travel spending and saving.

The Benefits Of Peer Support | Spokz People Wellbeing Programme

The Spokz People wellbeing programme – a mental health platform for disabled people and those with health conditions and their families – recently celebrated six months and has grown a small supportive group of community members in that time. One member who joined the programme, Kimberley Pett, shares with Disability Horizons her experience of using the platform so far, how the group peer support has benefited her and how she’d like to see it grow further in the future.

VAT Exemption For Disabled People | How It Works And Who Is Eligible

Mobility aids and accessible equipment can be a great lifeline for people with a disability or health condition but some people may struggle to afford certain products at full price. Thankfully, with VAT exemption, customers with qualifying conditions can get VAT relief of 20% on eligible items. Here at Disability Horizons, we go through everything you need to know about VAT exemption – what it is and how it works, who is eligible and how you claim on products in our online shop.

8 Stylish & Functional Adaptive Clothing Brands | Disability Horizons Shop

Finding that perfect outfit or searching for adaptive clothing that is both comfortable and fashionable can be tricky when you’re disabled. Also, being able to dress independently and with dignity can be challenging if you have poor motor skills or dexterity issues. Thankfully, the Disability Horizons Shop has the solution with its collection of adaptive clothing brands, all of which have discreet, accessible fastenings, wider openings and wheelchair-friendly designs.
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