5 Disability Friendly Beauty Brands You Should Know About by Emily Davison

The beauty industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $511 billion worldwide as of 2021. With new products launching on the market everyday this number is only sure to rise over the coming years. But when it comes to inclusive and accessible beauty products, the market is still surprisingly lacking in this area. However, […]

Story of My Life – Forward Magazine by Alex Squire

Making connections is what Ability Today does best and it was great to see our Academy for Disabled Student Alex Squire have his work published by the brilliant team at Spinal Injuries Association in the latest edition of their Forward magazine. If you are interested in finding more about SIA and a subscription to Forward […]

Taking part in a scientific study – Part 2 – by Alex Squire

This is the 2nd blog post about the spinal injury Study I took part in. The first post was about the familiarisation trial, and this post will be about the main trial. The main trial For the main Spinal injury Study, I had to be up bright and early to get to Loughborough University’s Centre […]

Friendly Shoes Review- Shoes That Make a Difference – by Hannah Deakin

Friendly Shoes Review- Shoes That Make a Difference Friendly Shoes produce stylish adaptive footwear for children and adults alike. They are now available in the UK. Created by an occupational therapist they are functional but fashionable footwear. Perfect for AFO users or people who have difficulty getting their shoes on and off. Background of Friendly […]

Taking part in a scientific study – Part 1 – by Alex Squire

Recently a family friend forwarded me an advert which said that spinally injured participants were needed for a scientific study. The study looks at the cognitive factors influencing what people with spinal injuries eat and how it differs from able-bodied people. It’s an important subject area as spinally injured people are more prone to obesity […]

Pandemic Positives By Ross Lannon

Disability blogger Ross Lannon profile picture wearing a mask with the words 'if you can read this your too close'

2020 has definitely been the year that turned all of our lives, upside down. Despite the Coronavirus ruining most of our plans, there are still many things I am grateful for. Whilst the news is constantly full of doom and gloom stories, I think it’s important for us to take a step back and reflect […]

Roving Reporter Natasha Hall flies With Aerobility To See The Northern Lights

Night time sky view of the Northern Lights

Our new Ability Today Roving Reporter and Academy student Natasha Hall has produced a video report on her exclusive trip with Aerobility to see the Northern Lights.  Watch Tash on her first assignment for Ability Today, and there is even a great surprise for one of our team members during the trip…     by […]

Ability Today takes on the rest of the world – by Hannah Deakin

Anne Usher dressed up as Captain America holding mask above head with a countryside backdrop

Ability Today volunteers are embracing the challenge of racing around the world for the latest event of the Superhero Series – the UK’s only disability sports series. This year it’s an ‘At Home Winter Wonderwheels’.  Ability Today reporter Hannah Deakin has been learning more from one of the team captains – Paralympian Anne Usher MBE. […]

HEATHER’S BLOG – My Holiday Part 2 – Hills, Horses & Sangria

  [responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Last time I talked about the experience of travelling by plane to our holiday destination with a wheelchair so today I thought I would write about the actual holiday and benefits of having a wheelchair in an unfamiliar hilly landscape. We arrived at Tenerife South around midday and […]

HEATHER’S BLOG – Working for eleven weeks and I still love my job!

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  [responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]   Today I have just completed my 11th week at work. No one has yet approached me to say that it is not working for them, so I am keeping my head down and trying hard to appear useful. I still love my job and I think […]