Is Disability Sport Losing Popularity?

After the London 2012 Paralympics, disability sport experienced a surge in interest thanks to world class athletes like Ellie Simmons and David Weir hitting the headlines.  However, three years on there are concerns that without the right marketing, people will lose interest. Raising

First Bus Wins Wheelchair Appeal

The First Bus Group has successfully appealed against a ruling that busses must make parents with buggies make room for wheelchair users by law. Doug Paulley The issue was brought to court originally by wheelchair user Doug Paulley when he

Excitement Mounts for Commonwealth Games

The people of Glasgow are gearing up for an exciting summer of sport, as the 2014Commonwealth Games comes to town.  The event, which takes place from 23rd July to 3rd August, will feature athletes from all over the world competing

Allied Mobility on the Rise

Figures released by Motability show that the number of newly leased wheelchair accessible vehicles through the Motability Scheme decreased slightly last year, compared to 2012. Despite this, Allied Mobility managed to grow its wheelchair accessible vehicle sales by 13%.  This

Robotic Skeleton to Help People with Disabilities

Japanese robotics firm, Cyberdene, has designed a robotic exoskeleton to  help rehabilitate people with disabilities. The suit, known as HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limb), has been awarded a global safety certificate.  Passing this safety test clears the way for the suit to

First Deaf Man to Sail Around World

A teacher from Glasgow has become the first deaf sailor to travel around the world single-handedly. Father of two, Gerry Hughes, arrived in Troon to an enthusiastic welcome from his friends and family after spending a gruelling eight months at

New Cycling Track for Disabled

A new cycling track designed specifically for people with disabilities will open it’s doors later this year in what has been described as a ‘first’ for Scotland. The new Highland Cycle Ability Centre is due to launch later this spring and will

New Horizon for Des and Maria

When Des and Maria Foad, from Southampton, needed to find a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) they turned to the UK’s leading provider, Allied Mobility. Mr Foad explains: “My wife has used a wheelchair for around five years now and she

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