Natwest & RBS launch first ever accessible credit card: sight loss

As a wheelchair user, I face access problems every day.  Because I am used to my situation, I work around it and find ways to do things a little differently.  Although I have many blind friends and fellow fashionistas, especially users of the Fashionability audioboo channel that I contribute to, I can’t fathom how they get around many things, because I’ve not had to live with sight loss. My friends astound me with their independence and the way they firmly embrace life.  For me, a shopping trip is not complete without my plastic friend in my purse, and even then […]

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A wheelchair users guide to public transport: getting around above and underground – disability issues

My recent series of trips to London were a first for me in more ways than one.  I actually bit the bullet and used public transport for the first time in a long time. Certainly the first time since being a wheelchair user.  My findings were absolutely astounding and really genuinely surprised me.  I’d like to share with you the major ways of getting from one place to another as a wheelchair user, and the pros and cons. Car My preferred method of transport, so I thought I’d tackle this first.  I am very lucky not only to be able […]

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My Dream Home: A wheelchair Accessible Paradise #disabilitymatters

And…my search for the most luxurious wheelchair accessible hotel room in the country I love my little 3 bed semi – I really do.  It’s my home and I can’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else.  I have certain adaptations in my home that make getting around easier, such as a stair lift.  All children that visit out home think it’s amazing and want a ride, but it’s the same with my wheelchair.  I think it’s the novelty.  For me, it’s a necessity.  Our wet room is very…functional! It helps me to be able to shower, which is great, but […]

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