Disability, Education, london, social media

Seven times Paralympian gold medalist achievements undermined by media.

Back in 1996 I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games which was opened by the then Bill Clinton. The Paralympic Games followed which were opened by the Vice President Al Gore. I remember as a teenager sitting there with my sister asking who is Al Gore? And why wasn’t the President opening the… Continue reading Seven times Paralympian gold medalist achievements undermined by media.

Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, mental health, Politics, social media

Almost half of disabled customers would not return to Loughborough stores due to access issues. 

Snowball App A new app called Snowball which has just been released on Apple and Android devices is throwing out some very interesting data regarding disabled access. Snowball visited Loughborough stores last week and carried out access visits to hundreds of places in the town centre this included estate agents, restaurants, banks, building societies, coffee shops, takeaways, casinos, charity shops and other… Continue reading Almost half of disabled customers would not return to Loughborough stores due to access issues. 

Disability, Education, hoilday, Lifestyle, social media, transport, travel

It is official, BREAKING NEWS, it is officially quicker to fly to Spain, than it is to get through to special assistance with Jet2.

By Simon Sansome Jet2 Being wheelchair user, I am often frustrated with the lack of accessible booking systems that comes with being disabled. I am fortunate to have a little place in Spain, on the La Manga strip. It is really nice to get out here to do some work in the sun. As a… Continue reading It is official, BREAKING NEWS, it is officially quicker to fly to Spain, than it is to get through to special assistance with Jet2.

Disability, Lifestyle, local authorities, london, transport, travel

‘You need a PhD in Blue Badge logistics’ to visit London

By Simon Sansome Like most people who drive around London, my blue badge is essential for parking close to facilities I need to access.  Did you know that there are 32 borough councils in the London area, all of them have different rules and regulations on blue badge access and parking? This means you have… Continue reading ‘You need a PhD in Blue Badge logistics’ to visit London

Disability, festivals and events, Lifestyle, london

Disability Tax for Coldplay Tickets (update)

By Simon Sansome Coldplay, are going on tour this summer and is most likely going to be their final tour, and being a Coldplay fan, I wanted to treat myself to one of their final shows.  With this in mind I wanted a big blow out at Wembley Stadium and get one of the posh… Continue reading Disability Tax for Coldplay Tickets (update)