Latest Disability Horizons’ Newsletter

Alex Brooker: journalist, comedian and co-host on The Last Leg

Alex Brooker is a television presenter, journalist and comedian. He was born with limb deformities, which resulted in him becoming a leg amputee and living with dexterity issues. Alex is best known for being co-host on Channel 4’s comedy panel show The Last Leg, but has since feature in a number of TV shows, including one about his life and disability. Our writer, Emma Purcell, got the opportunity to interview Alex about living with his disability and his career in journalism, comedy and television. Read the interview…

Strictly pro Amy Downden’s documentary Crohn’s and Me

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Amy Dowden has made a BBC documentary called Strictly Amy: Crohn’s and Me, in which she opens up about living with Crohn’s disease. Having been diagnosed with it aged 19 following eight years of flareups and countless hospital admissions, the documentary looks at what it’s like trying to live a ‘normal’ life while managing the disease, especially with such a physically demanding job, and why Amy kept quiet about it until 2019 after two years on Strictly. Find out more…

BBC broadcaster Nikki Fox recognised as most influential disabled person in Power 100 list

The Power 100 is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. It celebrates the achievements of disabled people in arts, media, sport, business and politics. BBC journalist and presenter Nikki Fox has been recognised as the most influential disabled person in 2020, just ahead of Disability Horizons co-founders Martyn Sibley and Srin Madipally. See the list…

Tips for disclosing a disability to employers from a career coach

Carla King has lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 15 years. She is a qualified career coach and uses her experiences, both personally and professionally, to support others with chronic conditions through workplace issues, such as disability disclosure and adjustments. Here she gives expert advice on the sometimes tricky process of disclosing a disability to employers, including tips on when, where and how to do it. Discover her tips…

Are you a disabled entrepreneur with a great product?

Our aim with the Disability Horizons Shop – aside from providing disabled people with stylish, useful and innovative products – is to help disabled entrepreneurs develop and grow their business. If you have designed a great product or range, either one that directly helps disabled people or is simply beautiful or interesting, let us know by emailing zubee@disabilityhorizons.com.

Breathing insert for face mask

This 3D face mask insert fits inside a face mask expanding the breathing space by creating extra room around the nose and mouth. It also helps to ensure the mask fabric does not cover or touch your mouth or nostrils. It’s ideal for those who find breathing in a face mask tricky, or who wear glasses. It is lightweight and comfortable – designed to fit snug over the bridge of the nose and around the mouth and chin. Buy this face mask insert…