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Communicating With Deaf And Hard Of Hearing People

30 March, 2011

There are many degrees of deafness and each person needs different considerations to assist their hearing problem. Here is a bite-size website with some helpful tactics that hearing people can use to make it easier for communication with hard of hearing people. A few minutes that will make a world of difference. 

Wheelchair User Paul Smiths 101 Mile Challenge

16 March, 2011

On Wednesday 13th April, Paul Smith, a disabled fundraiser & ardent Arsenal supporter will set off from his Portsmouth Football Club to reach Arsenal Emirates Stadium three days later. Paul hopes to raise £25,000 for Centrepoint with this sponsored 101-mile challenge. Centrepoint is a national charity, which helps homeless young people.  Please support Paul & Centrepoint by making a donation: www.justgiving.com/centrepoint-100

Disability Access Roadshow Rolls Into Chiswick

28 February, 2011

An exhibition for people with disabilities will be hosted by Chiswick Honda at its showroom at 4 Power Road, Chiswick, on Saturday 28 May. All are invited to the free event which includes suppliers of mobility equipment, scooters, household lifts, electric stimulation devices and local disability support groups. Tel: 01992 503129.

Phil Packer & British Inspiration Trust: Eve

26 February, 2011

BRIT Vision: With the combined support of Inspirational Figures from every sector of society, deliver inspiration to Young People facing Adversity to overcome life’s challenges during their darkest times in order to provide hope, aspiring choices and assist them in regaining their self belief, self confidence and self worth.

An Information Resource For Parents With Special N

22 February, 2011

An information resource for parents and carers of special needs children, from guidance on where to find specific products to helpful articles and support pages. Established since 2002 Special Needs Kids is a rich source of information that every parent will find useful.

The Art Of Living Lifestyle Show, Glasgow - 23Rd F

22 February, 2011

This FREE Lifestyle show will offer disabled people, family, carers, supporters & professional staff the opportunity to obtain information & choices on life areas - such as meeting & making friends, volunteering, jobs, hobbies & what to do in your spare time, keeping well, housing & much, much more.. 

For more information on this & other initiatives please visit us at www.gscpf.org.uk

Get Involved: Leonard Cheshire Disability Tri Toge

18 February, 2011

Leonard Cheshire Disability believe that everybody should be given the chance to take part in sports, whatever their abilities. That’s why we’ve launched Tri Together, a triathlon uniquely designed for disabled and non-disabled people to swim, bike and run together. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned triathlete, take part in a team or individually. www.lcdisability.org/tritogether.

Hotels With A Vision...

16 February, 2011

Enjoy a break with a difference and help support blind and partially sighted people by staying with recently launched Vision Hotels. The four, not-for-profit, AA 3 Star hotels, welcome visually impaired people, guide dogs and other assistance dogs – as well as sighted guests.


An Innovative Project Involving Ex Service Personn

15 February, 2011

Operation Warriors Return is a new and innovative project that involves disabled ex-service personnel in fundraising, designing and constructing of an outdoor gym and assault course. Acting as ‘mentors’, these servicemen also work alongside and inspire disaffected youngsters who have been excluded from mainstream education. Please support them at www.warriorsreturn.org.uk

Aspire - Supporting People With Spinal Cord Injury

03 February, 2011

Aspire offers practical support to people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK, offering services such as Housing, Assistive Technology, Independent Living Advisors and a Human Needs Fund.  These are available to new patients in Spinal Cord Injury Centres, to those recently discharged from hospital and to people who have been living with their injury for years.

Hundreds Of Practical Tips & Suggestions At

25 January, 2011

Are you caring for someone with a learning disability? Then have a look at Netbuddy! You'll find over 850 practical tips and ideas there from parents, carers, teachers, therapists ... people with everyday experience of learning disability. Join their friendly, supportive community and get involved! Share your own handy hints and 'lightbulb moments'.

Do You, Or Someone You Care For, Have A Neurologic

25 January, 2011

The Brain and Spine Foundation provides a free helpline run by trained nurses. Concerned about symptoms such as dizziness or headaches, or seeking clarification about a specific condition or investigation? Call 0808 808 1000 to chat to a nurse or email helpline@brainandspine.org.uk. Or download free booklets & factsheets.

Would You Or Your Organisation Like A Feature Here

17 January, 2011

Would you like a News Feature on the DisabledGear.com homepage to shout about you, your organisation or website? We like to support organisations and small businesses that are related to Disability. Send us an email with the message you would like to get across.

Award Winning Charity That Recycles Disability Equ

07 January, 2011

Brighter Future Workshop is an award winning mobility charity which desperately needs donations of mobility equipment for their disabled students to recycle to benefit others. Have a look at their website www.bfworkshop.co.uk to see what great work they do. And if you are struggling to donate your scooter or Power Chair elsewhere, give them a call... 

The Calvert Trust - Challenging Disability Through

05 January, 2011

The Calvert Trust aims to enable people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure in the countryside. They aim to do this by providing a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, meaningful challenge and adventure within a framework of safety; skilled, qualified and caring staff able to fulfil the needs of visitors; accommodation appropriate to the needs of the visitors; and facilities for families and friends to share the enjoyment and experience.

Disabledgear.Com Going Mobile In 2011!

05 January, 2011


As an online retailer, we're planning to go mobile this year. If you are organising a disability event and would like us to turn up with information and a display of products - such as our range of Rollitex Wheelchair Jeans for sale - please get in touch. Or just call Guy Harris to discuss any possibilities.

Learn More About Yourself With Dance Aware.

13 December, 2010

Dancing with the inside body puts you in touch with your internal landscape. It draws on your innermost resource for its creativity. The journey appeals to your sense of self - how you see yourself and how others see you. Dance Aware aim to stimulate this enquiry through dance, film & music with a diverse range of people. Dance Aware is one of the few companies working with diversity dance, facilitated and led by disabled director, Michael Mitchell. Go to www.danceaware.org.uk or click below to find out more...

2Nd Hand Saebo Flex

04 December, 2010

The SaeboFlex allows individuals suffering from neurological impairments such as stroke the ability to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy and at home by supporting the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers. The SaeboFlex is a custom fabricated orthosis that is non-electrically based and is purely mechanical. 

New Website Launched: Tetraplegic Information Exch

04 December, 2010

www.TetraExchange.com - Tetraplegic Information Exchange (or TIE) has been established to raise awareness of tetraplegia (the American term is quadriplegia) and provide all tetraplegics and quadriplegics across the world with a meeting place where they can discuss common issues.

TIE has made a special effort to provide a comprehensive set of relevant links to other websites.

TIE will also be useful to hemiplegics. In fact, all people with disabilities should find some interesting content within these pages, including videos streamed from YouTube on various disability themes.

Protect Yourself Against Fraud

26 November, 2010

Please be aware that several users with current Free-Ad listings have reported a recent attempt to obtain money from them by deception. Take the time to read our Anti-Fraud and Scam Attempts pages, and remember: if something doesn't sound quite right, it probably isn't. If you have received a suspicious approach, please let us know. We can add it to our scam pages and can warn other users.

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