Disability Horizons Newsletter

How to prepare for a festival if you’re a wheelchair user
Thinking of attending a festival this year but not sure how to plan for the event if you use a wheelchair? Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Mountain Trike, which sells all-terrain wheelchairs designed for accessing the outdoors, shares top tips from its customers to help you navigate and plan for a festival.

Rose Ayling-Ellis continues to shine a light on BSL
Deaf actress and Strictly champion Rose Ayling-Ellis has won a TV BAFTA for the must-see moment of 2021, in which she performed part of a dance in silence during one of her routines on Strictly Come Dancing last year. She has also become the first celebrity to sign a story in BSL on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

Shaun Ryder on being a rockstar with ADHD
Shaun Ryder, who is best known for being the lead singer in the bands Happy Mondays and Black Grape, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia in 2020. We spoke to Shaun about his diagnosis, childhood, career in music and children who also have the condition.

Jess Thom: changing the narrative about Tourette’s
Jess Thom is a British theatre-maker and comedian who lives with Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements, words and sounds. We spoke to Jess about living with the condition, her creative project Touretteshero and her appearances on stage and screen.