Inventions & Interventions

This Is Not A Safety Belt

I have a seatbelt on my wheelchair. For me it’s essential because my body moves around unpredictably.

I’m having an on-going battle with my belt – it needs tightening all the time because it gets stretched out by some of … read more

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Welcome Back Fingers

It’s been gloriously sunny and this evening Will and I soaked it up as we went from work to a pub in Brixton, with him pushing his bike and me pushing myself in my wheelchair. We were off to meet … read more

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Giving Up The Ghost

A few days ago I mentioned the spooky goings-on in my bathroom. I described how my inflatable bath-lift (which helps me get in and out of the bath) had suddenly started inflating itself in the middle of the night.

This … read more

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Carbon Fibre v Tourettes

Carbon fibre may be five times stronger than steel, but it’s no match for tics!

Last night my much-loved wheelchair suffered a shocking break. I was out at a pub for my friend Lottie’s birthday and chatting to some friends. … read more

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The Essential A to Z

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a big funding bid at work for our inclusion project. In the process I’ve looked at a lot of research by some great organisations and it got me thinking about … read more

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Two Become One

It’s almost a year since I started getting help with my personal care every morning. Ana’s been my most regular carer since then and I’ve written before about how firmly established our routine has become.

In fact it’s become … read more

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The Thumb War is Over!

I’ve made no secret of how geeky I’ve become about wheelchairs, so it won’t surprise you to know I’ve just had a new feature added to mine – not that many people will notice.

See if you can spot the … read more

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Speak Out!

I’ve just had a ‘ticcing fit’ on a train. Leftwing Idiot held my head and the feeling of my cheek pressed against his palm was reassuring so that despite the fit I could let my eyes take in … read more

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The Rubbish Idea Dream

I’ve written about dreams quite a bit recently, and I wrote last month about a new Inclusive Technology Prize I’m helping to judge that’s looking for enabling innovations for disabled people. The other day these two things merged in a … read more

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The Bin Issue

It always causes me problems when accessible toilets are equipped with pedal bins.

Several times in the last week I’ve washed my hands and dried them on a paper towel only to have to scrabble about using my hands to … read more

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