Some wheelchair users do and some wheelchair users don’t.

Wheelchair users often get some strange looks from able-bodied people. Especially if they create a miracle in the supermarket by rising from their chair to reach the higher shelves. Or by getting up and walking to a table in a restaurant. People use wheelchairs for a variety of purposes. Some people can walk, but not far.… Continue reading Some wheelchair users do and some wheelchair users don’t.

Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

The ‘Equality Bus’ is not coming. It broke down many miles away and no new service is planned. All those who wished to board are asked to wait patiently. There are plans to consider getting it moving at some point, but probably not this year. Maybe not next year either – it is, after all, a complicated business! I keep… Continue reading Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?

“Have they got a bathroom I can use?” Today we ventured out for lunch with friends. We did everything we could, we timed drinks at home, went to the toilet at the last possible moment and I didn’t take a drink for him in the car like most people would on a hot day. We… Continue reading When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?

It could be YOU!

No, not winning the lottery – that is quite unlikely. Becoming disabled. That can happen to anyone. No ticket required and no age restrictions. There was a time when I had no idea about the importance of lowered kerbs. There was a time when I had no idea about the need for ramped access. There was… Continue reading It could be YOU!

Something horrible happened.

Possibly just feet away from you. Just behind a closed door. You were probably not aware of it. It probably also happened at most service stations across the country. It definitely happened at a local supermarket. It happened at the zoo. It happened at a theme park. It happened in a shopping centre. Somewhere near… Continue reading Something horrible happened.

What your mother didn’t tell you…

Now, I am sure your mother always meant well but I am guessing that if you ever saw someone with a disability she told you not to stare. Great advice! Never stare. Unless it is longingly into the eyes of a loved one or maybe if you spot Tom Hardy when out. Don’t look!  Well, it… Continue reading What your mother didn’t tell you…