Disability Horizons News Roundup: March 2020

As I have a busy schedule these days, despite the lockdown, I’ve decided to publish monthly news roundups as a regular feature. This months DH news roundup includes World Hearing Day, Libby Clegg reaching the Dancing on Ice and positive disability stories:

Disability Horizons News Roundup: March 2020

World Hearing Day: UK is announced as the worst nation for having hearing tests

Handsdoing sign language

In a poll released today, Brits have been announced as the nation with the worst habits when it comes to getting hearing tests done for hearing loss… Continue reading >>>

Ashford taxi drivers prosecuted for refusing passenger with guide dog

Golden labrador guide dog

Two taxi drivers have been successfully prosecuted by Ashford Borough Council for refusing to take a visually impaired passenger and their guide dog… Continue reading >>>

Paralympian Libby Clegg in the Dancing on Ice final

Libby clegg & Mark Hanretty dancing

After 10 weeks of exceptional skating, Paralympian Libby Clegg made the final of the ITV reality show Dancing on Ice. Read on to read about Libby’s time on the show, as well as how she has managed to skate with hardly any vision… Continue reading >>>

Disabled boy takes on the 20 in 2020 challenge to raise money for local sports club

Phoenix in racing wheelchair

A disabled boy from Cambridgeshire is taking on 20 sports as part of the 20 in 2020 challenge to raise money for his local wheelchair sports club… Continue reading >>>

UK Government announces £30 million investment for Changing Places toilets

Sisabled toilet sign

The UK government have announced a £30 million investment to install Changing Places toilets in existing buildings in England. The announcement was made as part of the Chancellor’s budget on Wednesday 11th March… Continue reading >>>

Positive disability stories you might have missed in March 2020

Bad & Good columns on a chalkboard

With all the panic and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus dominating the news, it’s been harder to find stories that have looked on the bright side of life. But here at Disability Horizons, we’ve been able to dig out positive stories you may have missed that are sure to inspire and entertain you, putting you in a good mood… Continue reading >>>

IPC confirms Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games postponement

Paralympic logo

The International Olympic and Paralympic Committees have confirmed the Tokyo 2020 Games will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic… Continue reading >>>

Crip Camp: A documentary that celebrates a disability revolution

Crip Camp

Netflix has released a new original film documentary titled Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, which tells the story of disabled teenagers in the 1970s who congregate at a summer camp and go on to make history by creating the disability rights movement… Continue reading >>>

Naidex 2020

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak, our trip to the disability exhibition Naidex has been postponed. The new dates have been rescheduled for 9th & 10th November 2020. All registered tickets for March are still valid and you can still register for tickets on the Naidex website.

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