Delegates at the Naidex exhibition

Naidex 46: Aspiring for a better future of independent living

Update: New dates announced! 15th-16th September 2021 at NEC, Birmingham. For more details, please visit the Naidex website. Naidex is Europe’s most established event dedicated to the disability and independent living industries, taking place this 15th and 16th September. Showcasing the latest innovations in mobility, care, vision & hearing, assistive technology, accessible design and more, … Read more

Cadbury World

Accessibility at… Cadbury World

Welcoming 500,000 visitors each year, Birmingham’s Cadbury World opened in 1990 on the former Bournville manufacturing site. The attraction takes guests through the history of the world-famous chocolate brand, using animatronics, interactive displays, staff demonstrations and multisensory cinemas. With a deep focus on tastes and smells, plus multi-sensory exhibits, Cadbury World provides the perfect day … Read more

Electricity pylons at sunset

Priority Service Register

People who might need extra help if a power cut ever happens, are being urged to sign up to a special free register. UK Power Networks delivers electricity to 8.3 million homes and businesses across the East of England, London and the South East, regardless of who residents pay their bills to. While power cuts … Read more

A man wearing headphones

All about… Tinnitus

The British Tinnitus Association defines tinnitus as “the perception of noises in the head or ear with no external source”. The word comes from the Latin for ringing, and sufferers may perceive many different sounds continually. What are the symptoms? Sufferers may hear a ringing, buzzing, whistling or other noise. This can be constant or … Read more

Lyn talking to a Deafblind UK member

When sight and hearing loss affects your mental wellbeing

Deafblindness is a completely different condition to a sight loss plus a hearing loss. It is a distinct impairment that has a uniquely catastrophic impact on people’s lives – yet it often receives far less recognition and support than many single impairments. Most commonly associated with ageing, deafblindness involves loss of sight and hearing to … Read more