Our Blog

The Accessible News team have decided to share our thoughts with you on a host of subjects relating to disability and accessibility.  Keep a watch on our social media to stay up-to-date with our latest posts, there’ll be a different team member and a different topic for each one.

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Coming out of the closet, my Journey to recognising my disability

Coming out of the closet: My Journey to recognising my disability Hello folks, today, in honour of Disability Pride month which ended a few days ago I want to share a story that's close to my heart – the story of how I embraced my disability.  I know this is

Championing Love Across Abilities: Celebrating Inclusive Relationships

Championing Love Across Abilities: Celebrating Inclusive Relationships As we look to move towards a more open and accepting society, it's important to celebrate all forms of love and relationships. One area that deserves recognition is inter-able relationships, where disabled and non-disabled people come together as a couple, forming a bond

Embracing Intimacy: My Thoughts As A Wheelchair User On Sex And Disability

Discover the intimate thoughts of a wheelchair user on sex and disability. This article sheds light on the often overlooked topic, challenging societal norms and sharing personal experiences. Explore the importance of open communication, consent, and embracing adaptive devices for a fulfilling and empowered sexual journey. Join us in understanding the diverse desires, preferences, and identities that contribute to unique experiences of intimacy for wheelchair users.

What’s In A Name… Or A Label?

What's In A Name... Or A Label? Do parents put off or never get a diagnosis for neurodivergent children because they don’t want to ‘label?’ I hear this quite often, I just don’t want them to have to live with a ‘Label’ and it honestly just confuses me, if your

How Does the Cost-of-Living Crisis Impact on Disabled People?

How Does the Cost-of-Living Crisis Impact on Disabled People? I’ve always hated the fact that disability costs so much!  I know some people have Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to help with the costs but if you do any research into disability aids you’d swear that

Symbols and Signs, are they causing a Stigma?

It is often the case that disabled people have lots of decisions made for them, whether it’s what time the carers come to get them up or how fast someone pushes them through their favourite shop! With symbols and badges being used for all disabilities are we creating awareness or

How useful is your Blue Badge in York?

How useful is your Blue Badge in York? York City Council have decided to go ahead with plans to stop access for Blue Badge Holders to pedestrianised areas through the day even though it has stirred up a lot of controversy. The council expanded York’s city centre pedestrian zone and

Accessible Pandemic

Accessible Pandemic By Gemma Price It’s taken a global pandemic to make the world of media and culture become accessible to disabled people.  There has always been many disabled people that are unable to leave the house for prolonged periods of time, if at all, there are also groups who

COVID-19 National Day of Reflection

COVID-19 National Day of Reflection On 23rd March we will be joining Accessible Wales by turning our Social Media channels yellow to reflect on the year that has passed since the national lockdown. The last year has seen utter devastation unfold in ways that the world was not prepared for.

Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Sir Tom Moore We are extremely saddened by the terrible news yesterday that Captain Sir Tom Moore has passed away.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.  What a tremendously courageous and inspiring man he was, in a time when the nation needed someone to look to

Happy White Cane Safety Day

Happy White Cane Safety Day October 15 was White Cane Safety Day around the world. It was first launched in the United States in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  The day is aimed at celebrating the achievements of blind or visually impaired people. For people who are visually impaired

Empowering you Virtually

Empowering you Virtually! In line with current Coronavirus guidelines we are still not able to relaunch our Empower Disability Advice and Support Surgery in person at the Village Hall in Hirwaun. That being said we are able to bring you a virtual surgery tomorrow between 11am – 1pm. If you