I’ve been asked by a few people lately why I add an image description to the bottom of my Instagram posts. So I thought I would answer that question today. I didn’t fully understand Alt Text/Image Descriptions (ID) until about a year ago and it wasn’t until more recently that I knew how they worked or how to add them to my social media/blog. What … Continue reading Why I Add Alt Text/Image Descriptions to My Posts
*CW: Brief mention of missed periods. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am discussing my own experience.* Here is the story of when a Doctor told me I had a benign Brain Tumour. Spoiler, I (probably) don’t actually have a brain tumour. What is a benign brain tumour A benign brain tumour is a growth on the brain. The definition of a benign … Continue reading They Told Me I had a (benign) Brain Tumour
As a society we use our words and twist them to be something they’re not. We recreate the definition of a word to spite each other. Continue reading Disabled isn’t a Dirty Word
Up at The O2 Review Since James and I started dating we’ve really enjoyed purchasing an experience for one another for a Birthday or Christmas gift. So far we’ve done Go Ape, London Theatre and Gigs. I love doing this as these are things we may otherwise not spend our money on. These are things we can do together. In our unconventional busy life having … Continue reading Up at The O2 Wheelchair Review & How it Works
Today marks 1 Year with my Alber E-Fix. I cannot believe it has been a whole year. I feel like I have done so much thanks to the E-Fix in not much time at all. On the other hand, I feel like I’ve have the E-Fix forever. I feel like I know the E-Fix, what it can and can’t do and how to manoeuvre it. Surprisingly … Continue reading One Year with the Alber E-Fix
*A quick disclaimer before we get started. I am an AccessAble Champion however, any thoughts/opinions in this post are entirely my own. I haven’t been paid or asked to do this in anyway. I am genuinely a big fan of the work AccessAble do and anything that can help make disabled life a little easier I believe we should share with each other.* Who are AccessAble … Continue reading An Intro to AccessAble
As someone with a disability, previous crutches user, walking stick user and now a wheelchair user I can tell you that the offers of help I get or have had when out and about are a little like marmite. People either really go for it or they stay well clear. Quite often people will offer to help me with a door, reaching for my bag … Continue reading Does Helping Me Make You Feel Good?
What is Purple Tuesday? Purple Tuesday is a UK accessible shopping day to recognise and raise awareness of the needs of disabled consumers with the aim to promote inclusive shopping. Purple Tuesday takes place Tuesday 13th November 2018 i.e. Today! Purple Tuesday is Coordinated by the UK disability charity ‘Purple’ and is endorsed by the Department of Work and Pensions. Purple Tuesday is also supported … Continue reading Accessibility to Retail Shops – Purple Tuesday
What is a CEA Card? The CEA Card is a national scheme that was developed for the UK by UKCA (the UK Cinema Association). The scheme helps to enable disabled people to access the cinema firstly, by providing you with a complimentary ticket for the person who goes with you i.e. a friend, family member, carer or personal assistant. Secondly, it can help enhance your … Continue reading Complimentary Companion Cinema ticket for the Disabled – What is a CEA Card?
Simply, no we don’t really. I know this post is a little over due but I thought I still may as well write it as I’d like to try to keep you all as up to date as I can through my medical life. Back in May I had my much awaited first Gastro Appointment in Cardiff with my new Consultant. Before I go into … Continue reading What does Oesophageal Dysmotility Consist of For Me & Do I have a Plan?