Inventions & Interventions

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 the… 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… 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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Leaf Drift

I’ve written before about my occasionally strained relationship with autumn. I do love it, but sometimes in the past the season and I have got a bit too up close and personal, with me spending much of October and November… read more

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Attention All Innovators

Today NESTA, a charity dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve lives, together with the Government’s Office for Disability Issues and Innovate UK, an organisation for funding, supporting and connecting innovative businesses, all joined forces… read more

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Saying ‘Yes’ To Soup

After we’d been to the theatre last night Will and I went to a Thai café in Waterloo. We had to wait for a table but I’ve been there before so knew it would be worth… read more

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One of the organisations that have played a key role in our journey to the Fringe is Mindroom, an Edinburgh-based charity who provide information and support to people with learning difficulties. When they heard about #BIBL they got… read more

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‘It’s My Birthday and I’ll Sheep If I Want To’

Although I’ve been known to tic about birthdays on a variety of random occasions, my #Dailyoutburst today isn’t just a coincidence, it’s because today’s my actual birthday. I’ve spent it with friends and family, in Town to start… read more

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Defend the DSA

When I was eight I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia, I was ticcing a bit then too, but they were mild, and it wasn’t until they intensified in my early twenties that I was diagnosed with Tourettes. I was… read more