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Site update

So there is going to be a big site update based on disability. Helpful information, equipment and tips and tricks.

I just thought to let you all know that I am planning to do a big update on my site and want to tell you all what I have planned. I’m not sure if I will convert it onto this blog or link it in. Let’s see.

A few years ago I made another website for my Media coursework called Disabilityisus.weebly.com but have recently took it down because, well, it looked like a kid created it.

You may have noticed that I play with the layout, the header, the colour schemes on here all the time. This is because I now know that as time goes on, a site starts to look old and outdated. When I recently visited my old site,  Disability Is Us, it didn’t half look outdated. Nothing but static pages and columns. Blah. It was ugly too.

I mean, how on earth did this get an A? Not that I am complaining it did…

Anyway, back when I was 16-17, it had a purpose I wanted to fulfil. That is:

  1. To build awareness
  2. Give information on all disability and mental health diversity
  3. List aides that may help you or a loved one overcome certain obstacles.
  4. Be a blog about my own disability

However, I used a web-hosting client, Weebly.com because I preferred it’s open source and HTML editing abilities without paying for a plan. The only problem is, I have no idea how to use that stuff… I mean I would happily learn, templates can be annoying but I didn’t have the time for that.

Like many other “free at the time” things, Weebly has fallen into a black hole known to all as capitalism and I hadn’t really updated the site for ages. Now when I look back at it, I realised that it is barely usable. The layout is awful. The information scattered.

Opening this site up made me think about it again and what went wrong. With WordPress, I may be limited with the template but I can focus on the content and at the minute I think that is the most important thing.

I want to try and salvage some of the content from my old site. The content needs to vastly be updated and I need help with insight from other disabilities and conditions but I am hoping that in a few years, the blog tap which is now named “Bear Disability” will include useful information:

  • Cooking Equipment
    • Preparation and Serving
  • Driving and Travel
    • Blue Badge, Getting a Car, Learning to Drive
  • Personal Care Tips & Tricks
    • Making the Bed, Washing
  • University support.
    • Transition from College to University
  • Your Stories
    • Stories sent in by people with disabilities.

Other possibilities include:

  • Meeting and Greeting
    • The does and don’t of greeting a disabled person
  • Changes in the world of Disability
  • How disability is viewed.

The tab is there for everyone, disabled or not, to gain valuable information. So I would like your suggestions on what you would like to see. You don’t need a disability to have great suggestions. Just ideas.

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You are also free to comment site improvements 


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  1. This is so important ❤
    I think something which matters to me, someone in the disabled ‘grey area’, is having someone understand and help with what you need.
    I had a blood clot 2 years ago, caused by lifting heavy weights. Therefore every time I lift anything heavy I get this panic and I feel like I can’t do it. And although I am not disabled, I do see myself as having a lack of mobility in my arms; which is one of the classifications of disability.
    Therefore I am interested in your college to uni section as one of my biggest concerns is moving in (with all my heavy boxes) and shopping (with bags which are potentially to heavy to carry).

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