Disability Horizons News Roundup: 18th November 2019 – 12th January 2020

I know it’s been a while since I shared a DH news roundup. These past few months I’ve been concentrating on uploading products to our new online shop, planning content for 2020 and having a rest over the festive period. Now I’m back to business and the news stories are beginning to flood in.

In the meantime, checkout these few articles I published in November, December and early January:

Disability Horizons News Roundup: 18th Nov 2019 – 12th Jan 2020

Medical cannabis approved for NHS patients with epilepsy and MS

Cannabis plant

Two types of medical cannabis have been approved for NHS patients with rare forms of epilepsy and multiple sclerosis – following new guidelines from the drugs advisory body NICE, which looked at products for several conditions… Continue reading >>>

Disability Horizons launches disability living aids shop

Disability Horizons shop

If you have a disability, even the simplest of products can make the world of difference to your life. But, the majority are unsightly or clinical. Here at Disability Horizons, we want to change that – to give disabled people access to innovative products that are both practical and stylish. That’s why we’ve launched a dedicated disability living shop… Continue reading >>>

Paralympian Libby Clegg becomes first blind contestant on Dancing on Ice

Libby Clegg Dancing on Ice

Paralympic champion, Libby Clegg MBE is taking part in Dancing on Ice this January 2020. She will become the first blind contestant to compete in the ITV reality show.

Read on to find out more about Libby Clegg and her disability, Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy, as well as how dancing preparations have been going with her professional dance partner, Mark Hanretty… Continue reading >>>

Blog posts featured on Disability Horizons

In addition to my original content, some of my blog posts from Rock For Disability have also been featured on Disability Horizons:

Harry Potter Studio Tour accessibility: walking in a wizardry wonderland

Hogwarts castle at Christmas

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then there is no better and more enchanted place to be than Harry Potter Studio Tour at Warner Bros. Studios, London, whatever the time of year. But its magic is amplified at Christmas. Visually impaired wheelchair user, Emma Purcell, who has visited Harry Potter Studio Tour numerous times, recently got to visit at Christmas. Find out how accessible she found it… Continue reading >>>

Climate change: why disabled people need to be considered

Smoke from factories and electricity pylons against a sunset

Last year climate change and our effect on the planet hit the headlines in a big way. It’s a debate that won’t be going away in 2020, and something we all need to start talking and thinking about. But how easy is it to be eco-friendly if you’re disabled. And what about the impact of some eco-changes on disabled people… Continue reading >>>

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