Whilst The Blue Badge Access Awards are on hold during the Covid 19 Pandemic, you can still nominate your favourite accessible venue for an award, please do so here. We also call on designers and architects to examine and improve the accessibility of buildings when they have time on their hands in ‘lock down’. Imagine…

The Maris Practice a local alternative therapy resource sent me this very useful advice and I wanted to pass it on. In particular the hypnotherapist has given some stress relieving therapy that I’ve used and found relevant in this disturbing time…… In these stressful times I thought it would be helpful to remind you about…

Update 16.03.2020: CoVid19, Additional Cleaning & Disabled Isolation Additional NHS advice has been added to the list of preventative actions – ‘Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces’. This is especially relevant if you use mobility aids. I am washing my wheelchair regularly with sterilising fluid diluted with water 3:5. The rims, handles and…

The ‘D’ List looks at new things in the world of disability. This time it’s fashion for people who need clothes that are easier to wear and more ‘comfortable’ – although Vivienne Westwood did say ‘fashion is not about comfort’!? We’ve written many times about adaptive fashion and how to buy from the High Street.…

The 2019 Blue Badge Access Awards held on 7th October attracted some notable press: iNews Concentrated on the Ludicrous Loo Award won by the Beachside Grill at the Sands Hotel, Saunton. Used as a cleaning cupboard as well as a toilet. They’ve promised to better so if anyone goes there please report back! Scottish Field…

Accessibility Championed at Inaugural Blue Badge Access Awards 7th Oct 2019  The inaugural Blue Badge Access Awards were held at The Langham London with the support of charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. Thirteen winners were awarded on the basis of celebrating thoughtful and stylish inclusive design and business practices across the world. This year’s winners included…

The Michelin Guide now notes if a venue is ‘wheelchair accessible’ – I know, it means nothing for people with other disabilities let alone wheelchair users. There’s so much more to accessibility than just standard wheelchair access. That’s one of the myths the Blue Badge Access Awards (BBAAs) want to dismiss along with the perception…

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, we wanted to highlight the work of the Lions Barber Collective, a men’s mental health awareness and suicide prevention charity. The Lions Barber Collective works hard to educate barbers in how to spot the symptoms of mental health and depression, whilst encouraging men to talk to their…

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