20th July was the launch of the National Wheelchair Leadership Alliance’s Right Chair, Right Time charter. We totally agree with this campaign and Baroness Grey Thompson (Tanni) is behind it. She says “For too long wheelchair services have been inadequate and it is time that wheelchair users are listened to and provided a proper service,…

The Extra Costs Commission an independent enquiry into the extra costs incurred by disabled people and their families, produced their final report this week. We went to the press briefing where the Robin Hindle Fisher the chair of the commission called for disabled people to be “bold and loud” and build consumer pressure behind the…

A Blog by  daystar297    The peculiar relationship between music and deaf people has been given a fanfare of publicity recently with the discovery that noise-induced hearing loss may owe as much to genetic as any physical exposure. The Daily Mail tastefully offered this in terms of Beethoven’s hearing problems – a stereotype which may offer a convenient…

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