Here’s the latest newsletter from Disability Horizons, an online magazine:
Created by US-based adaptive clothing company Befree, ZipOns are adapted trousers with zips down both sides to make dressing easier and comfier for kids and adults. Co-founded by Nikki and Joanne, Nikki created the trousers when her daughter Stella, who has cerebral palsy, was recovering from a double hip operation.
Find out more about how the trousers could benefit you and the family behind them.
Learning Disabilities – Pushing Boundaries
Michelle Steiner is a paraprofessional – a classroom assistant – helping children with learning disabilities, something she herself has. She loves helping students to achieve their potential and in the process is challenging how society perceives people with a learning disability. Read Michelle’s experiences of living with a learning disability and her journey into becoming a paraprofessional.
Make Me Prime Minister
Channel 4 recently aired a brand new series that aimed to lift the lid on what it’s like to be Prime Minister. The show included three candidates with hidden disabilities and health conditions, one of whom, Natalie Balmain, was elected Britain’s first alternative PM. Our writer, Zubee Kibria, interviews the winner about her career, the challenges she faces living with a health condition, and her experience staring on Make Me Prime Minister.
Carrying food and drinks can be challenging with limited mobility and dexterity issues. Thankfully, with the Tipsi Tray, a one-handed no spill tray, you can easily move cups, mugs, plates and crockery independently with no risk of dropping or spilling anything. Here, we share everything you need to know about the Tipsi Tray and how it is the best single-handed product for disabled people on the market.
Alternative or traditional – there’s a seasonal greeting card for everyone on the Disability Horizons shop. All cards are designed and printed in the UK, and have been created by people who are disabled, have a long-term health condition or a connection to disability.