Disability Horizons Newsletter – Sex, Kindness & Streaming Issues

This is the 29 June edition of the Disability Horizons newsletter – as always, it’s full of great content!

10 acts of human kindness during the Covid-19 pandemic

While Covid-19 is an international crisis that has caused worldwide uncertainty and suffering, it has also bought out the very best in humanity. People have to come together and supported each other in ways not seen since World War II. Disabled writer Lucy shares 10 acts of kindness to brighten your day and warm your heart during this difficult time.

James Martin – an award-winning actor with Down’s Syndrome

28-year-old actor James Martin, who is from Belfast, played the lead role in the BBC TV film drama Ups and Downs last yearHis performance has landed him numerous awards, including Best Actor at two award ceremonies. Here, our writer Emma speaks to him about his career, how he got to where he is today and love of sport and sports journalism.

How to continue your sex life after becoming disabled

We want to break the taboo around sex and disability. That’s why last month, we started our new series of articles sharing disabled people’s experiences with sex and what they’ve learnt. Here is the second part of our first story about adjusting your sex life after becoming disabled by thinking outside the box and using a bit of imagination.

80% of disabled people have experienced accessibility issues with online streaming

A survey has found that 80% of disabled people have experienced issues with online streaming services due to a lack of accessibility features, such as audio description and subtitles, and 66% of users felt either frustrated, let down, excluded or upset by inaccessible TV programs and films.

Buy personal protective equipment (PPE) on the Disability Horizons Shop

We are getting more supplies of PPE on the Disability Horizons Shop all the time, including disposable and filtered masksplastic aprons that are 50% thicker than the NHS standard, 70% alcohol hand sanitiserplastic gloves and reusable face shields. Plus, take a look at our mask exemption card (pictured above) to stop you getting fined when travelling.