Tag: accessibility

Nato Phonetic Alphabet

Bearing Disability: Living with a speech impediment

I have a speech impediment that was likely caused by the brain damage at birth. It affects certain letters or sounds: S, Sh, L, Y, R, W, Th, F are the ones that I know about. It’s frustrates me. My first and last name has two of these […]

Bearing Disability: Spoons Emotional Bandwidth Reblog

I only heard of the ‘spoons’ metaphor a few years ago. The spoons represent energy. It goes something like this. Each person has a set number of spoons, let’s say for this article, everyone has ten spoons a day. Often, an able-boded person is able to get by […]

Bearing Disability: Blue Badge & Invisible Disabilities

Recently, the Blue Badge Scheme has announced that people who were not originally entitled to a blue badge may be able to get one; this has been in affect since August 2019. The new disabilities include epilepsy, autism, and various mental health disorders, such as anxiety along with […]

Revolutionary App for Changing Places Users!

I found this post about an app for disabled toilets and I know how much Changing Places is needed by some individuals. What a great idea for an app! My friend, Sophie needs access to Changing Places and there are so very few of them. Yes, many places […]

Car Adaptations for a Disabled Driver

Getting Your Car Adapted Getting the right adaptations for your car can be difficult and time-consuming if you are a disabled driver. Useful Links: Motability Scheme – provides information on over 500 car adaptations and videos showing how some of them work. Also you can get your car […]

stick people in a lift / elevator diagram

Bearing Disability: Lift (elevator) Dependency

Hi guys. So recently, Sophie and I went to the cinema. We watched How to Train Your Dragon 3; good film. More on the disability side of that soon. But we had a few challenges. Mostly to do with the lift at the cinema. Sometimes known as the […]

Bearing Disability: Get a Driving Licence with a Disability

Are you, or someone you know, learning to drive for the first time but have a disability? This post discusses the issues with getting a provisional licence if you are a first-time driver, tells you a way to get out of the loop of “you need a licence to be assessed and you need an assessment for a licence.” It also describes what you can expect at the assessment centre and where to go from there.

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