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Reasonably recently in a hospital far, far away

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A nine-year-old boy has just been fitted with a child-sized bionic hand! His family name may or may not be Skywalker, we cannot be sure, but it really is incredible how much technology has moved on. I wanted to explain how the hand works, what it does, and the possibilities that this presents for disabled people in the future. 

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Mobility Training: How not to fall down a hole

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Yesterday I went to the RNIB resource centre near Kings Cross Station in London and got myself a new cane. This I was able to do on my own because when I was young I was given “Mobility Training”. I thought I’d describe what this training involved and how important it is to me today.

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The Toybox Tools: Putting Things Together

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Get me to the Gig

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Looking back on the many experiences I’ve had of accessing the theatre and music gigs, I wanted to write a blog about my experience of tickets, seating and booking as a disabled person and what technology and help I get to do this. I also wanted to assess how accessible the venues are and what I think might need to be changed. 

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Manchester’s Disabled Gaming Scene

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Aidis has recently held two “gaming days” as part of a new project we’re trying to roll out to local charities in Manchester. We are helping disabled people to play videogames and showing them how they can also use computers. We’re calling it “Everyone Can Game”.

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