News & Updates
News & Updates to the site
26 July, 2012
Sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied sailors and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Imagine the thrill of sailing for people who can feel and hear but have no sight, or of sailing a boat at speed even though they can't walk, or of joining in a sport where deafness doesn't matter. Sailability continues to encourage and support people with disabilities to take up the sport and facilitate sites to develop sailing opportunities.
25 July, 2012
The transition from childhood to adulthood is a crucial time for young people with learning disabilities. Securing the right support is key to making the process as painless as possible. Netbuddy's new Transition info pack is full of useful resources, information and tips to help guide families through this important stage. It includes a step-by-step outline of the stages of transition, from age 11-to-14 through to adulthood.
19 July, 2012
The Vassall Centre Open Day is on Tuesday July 24th, from 10.00 to 15.00. Come and meet Crystal Eyes, one of the Wow Bristol Zoo Gorillas, join our Olympic torch parade or have your face painted. And watch out: the Daleks will be returning plus a troop of cybermen and a special appearance by Darth Vader. There will be stalls and demonstrations to watch plus refreshments and a BBQ. Entry is FREE and there will be lots of free activities for children.
18 July, 2012
Those wonderful people at Channel 4 are getting set for some incredible coverage of the Superhuman Paralympians. They've already kicked off with an outrageously good 90 second television trailer (click here if you missed it). Get involved this Summer and support Team GB!
05 July, 2012
If you are young with a disability & starting to plan for your first car, the Get Going Live events are for you. You can get a driving licence at 16, but many young people find it difficult to know where to begin. Come along to one of 3 different days & venues to have all your questions answered & test drive different adapted cars.
28 June, 2012
If you are looking after a relative, friend or neighbour these sessions can help you to improve your skills & learn some hints and tips for dealing with the various services you encounter. These are informal, interactive sessions and a great opportunity to share experiences with other carers.
28 June, 2012
There are currently over 4,500 active P.A.T. visiting dogs & 108 P.A.T. cats at work in the UK. Every week they visit more than 130,000 people & give the chance to cuddle and talk to them. The bedsides that are visited each year number a staggering 6.75million. Find out more..
19 June, 2012
Come along and see us on Stand M8 at the Mobility Roadshow in Peterborough. We'll have our extensive range of Wheelchair Jeans for you to see. The day is a great day out and is designed to help you see many products, organisations & service providers in one place!
19 June, 2012
British Wheelchair Basketball wants to partner organisations in the run up to 2012 to promote the sport & athletes through placement of images on billboards & signage throughout the UK. This is a unique opportunity for a business or group to throw their support behind the GB team & athletes & capitalise on the increasing popularity of wheelchair basketball.
11 June, 2012
Ahead of Father's Day, read about the Netbuddy campaign to find out more about Dad's caring for children with a disability. Their survey shows some surprising results. Maybe you know a Dad who is feeling a little marginalised and could benefit from some help?
05 June, 2012
Fix the Web is an initiative to tackle web and software accessibility issues by giving disabled users a voice. You can report accessibility problems with websites in very quick and simple ways. Volunteers take the issues up with website owners so you don’t have to!
30 April, 2012
Leonard Cheshire Disability invites disabled people who are new to triathlon, to take part in a series of free taster sessions in London next month. The event is an accessible, short distance triathlon for people of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run together. And a junior race has also been introduced for those aged 13-16. Following last year’s success, the competition will take place on 19 August at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in South London.
17 April, 2012
Know before you go - wheelchair access guides, photos and videos for tours, accommodations, attractions, activities, and transportation. Create an account to share your experiences and plan for future adventures. Join the discussion today and become a part of the wheelchair travelling community. Get your travel on!
28 March, 2012
The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC) is a proactive & innovative charity, passionately committed to supporting anyone affected by Multiple Sclerosis through access to unbiased information & advice. Our approach is to encourage individuals to make choices that are appropriate to their daily lives, empowering them to maximise their potential.
12 March, 2012
We are excited to announce that you are now looking at the new version of DisabledGear.com, which looks the same but is packed with new features and functions. Over the next few months we are continuing to add more, to make this an even better place to buy and sell 2nd hand disability equipment. And, of course, it's still FREE to use!
08 March, 2012
If you are a Disability Organisation and want to occupy this space, please get in touch and tell us who you are and what you do, and we'll see what we can do about listing you here, to let DisabledGear.com Users know about you.
04 March, 2012
Physionet is a charity based in Yorkshire, England set up in 2005 to provide physiotherapy equipment to disabled children in Eastern & Central Europe and in developing countries round the world. All equipment is donated and it is refurbished prior to shipment. Please donate your unwanted equipment.
19 December, 2011
BIME is a design and development charity working to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and healthcare problems. Our main focus is on assisting children with mobility problems and older people living with dementia. Please visit our website for information on all of our assistive products.
03 November, 2011
GlamSticks are custom-made, hand-crafted designer crutches and walking sticks. Whether it's a formal social occasion, a night out, or just going shopping - there's a GlamStick for you! Choose from one of the GlamSticks on their website or call them about your particular requirements.
14 October, 2011
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care & support for older people, their carers and their families. Find out what help & financial support is available and how to access it - as well as a wealth of extra lifestyle information, beneficial in the support & care of older people.