I think Disability Equipment manufacturers are missing a trick – we want our equipment to look good and ‘on trend’ in design terms. Most think we want to live with equipment designed in the 70’s. Robin Levien, Director of Studio Levien a respected Product Designer had this to say on Disability Equipment: “I do agree…

I am a lucky Londoner. I managed to get my hands on tickets for two Olympic events. As a wheelchair user, it is even more fortunate that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games are set to be the ‘most accessible yet’ according to Transport For London (TFL). However, after testing out my route from…

Located 30 miles to the South East of London we heard about The West House restaurant via various good reviews and chef Graham Garrett’s performance on The Great British Menu. It’s a small family-run restaurant in a 15th Century weaver’s cottage. They have 1 Michelin Star and but unfortunately they have no disabled toilet except for…

KOKO began life as The Camden Theatre and was opened on Boxing Day 1900. I went there when it was the Camden Palace in the 80’s and had many good nights there. It is now a venue for new musical talent and has been reviewed by Alex Taylor as he has a younger perspective on accessibility.…

Alex Taylor is  a wheelchair user and has an interesting site you should visit, disabled or not it’s entertaining – YKTS  (You Know The Score). He is a recent graduate from the University of Warwick and an aspiring journalist. He is also an Ambassador for The NSPCC. Here is his review of O2 Academy Brixton, which…

I love Midsummer House restaurant – beautiful location on Midsummer Common near the river in Cambridge. I used to go when I walked with a stick even though using the toilets was a struggle as they are up a number of stairs. The food was and is excellent and I am dying to try the…

Back on  4th April I wrote about the fact that many Restaurants quote Listed Building status as a reason not to have disabled access or facilities. Subsequently City of Westminster and English Heritage confirmed this should not be the case as ‘Heritage’ is for everyone and ‘creative solutions’ can be found for everything. So I decided…