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Stephen Hawking: How the world-famous physicist changed attitudes to disability

Last month, renowned physicist, cosmologist, author and Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking passed away aged 76. Arguably the world’s most famous and influential scientist, Hawking changed the way people thought about the universe. Having made numerous important scientific discoveries, Hawking also published books which made this information easily accessible to a wider public. However, Stephen Hawking […]

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History and Culture in Berlin: Europe’s Most Accessible City?

Travelling, in all its glory, can be breath-taking, beautiful and pretty flipping tough, regardless of ability. In this article you will find information about Berlin and hopefully you’ll avoid the hurdles and have the holiday of a lifetime! Berlin as an accessible city: Germany’s capital is often described as being a ‘poor yet sexy city’, […]

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“Sailing is my laboratory”. The inspiring story of the first paraplegic yachtsman crossing solo the ocean

Former sky diving instructor, Jonathan Martins embarked on a solo journey on a sailboat. How many challenges does the life out at sea carry for a paraplegic yachtsman? It was a decade ago when Jonathan and his friend, Bram were sitting around a bonfire, having a friendly chat about their work, what would its future […]

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The Paralympics: My hopes for Tokyo 2020

London 2012: The beginning In the summer of 2012, I had just returned from a year studying and living in Melbourne, Australia.  My home in London was a mere two miles from the new Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, and I was desperate to get involved.  Unfortunately, I like cakes and biscuits far too […]

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A Guide to Online Dating With a Disability

Having just presented ‘Meet the Devotees’ for BBC3, a documentary that explores the trials, tribulations, empowerment and exploitation that often occurs when dating with a disability, I’ve seen my fair share of fairytale endings and relationships that go up in smoke (and I’ve had them myself!).  The sex and relationships game is a tough one […]

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