We need equity – not equality

This article questions whether our attempts to promote an inclusive ‘social’ model of disability has obscured the very real physical needs of disabled users expressed in the alternative ‘medical’ model. Looking in particular at the furore surrounding the word ‘handicapped’ it asks whether there are greater battles to be won. What’s in a picture? Or […]

Teething Problems

It’s my annual visit to the dentist. Because of my mobility problems I have to go to the community dentist in Radcliffe (Radcliffe Primary Care Centre) which is a few miles from Prestwich. Travelling by car is no longer an option for me and an ambulance takes a lot of organising. Luckily, I have the […]

A tribute to Alvin Toffler

Has a book ever changed your life? Has one single author given you a route map for navigating life? Serendipity placed in front of me at the age of sixteen a book that would astound me at the time and would go on to provide a breadcrumb trail which in my wiser moments (and perhaps […]

Feeling branded

This article is a reflection on branding, looking at how brand association for one disabled user has transformed disability aids into vehicles of escapism! I look around my room. It’s my bedroom but it’s also an Aladdin’s cave of mobility aids. I have my lightweight wheelchair, a medical bed, a power chair, a hoist, and a […]