Blind patients Get NHS Bionic Eyes.

This is a great bit of news and coming after the MS drug news my Xmas is feeling super happy.  We often criticise the NHS but here is another wonderful bit of news, this time for people with an inherited form of blindness. The bionic eye is a retinal implant which interprets images captured by a miniature video camera worn on a... more →
Posted in: blindness

New Hope for Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers

  It has been a long time coming BUT it looks as if scientists have finally come up with a  drug that alters the immune system which has been described as “big news” and a “landmark” in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say.  If this is the case then Disabilitymatch enthusiastically... more →
Posted in: disabled living, innovation, innovation in disablity, medical innovation, mental health, multiple sclerosis

Being a Disabled Gay Man in a Grindr-Led World – an Insight.

    This is a fascinating insight into how a disabled man in Toronto interacts with the gay community which is so centred on looks.  How he deals with his experiences is revelatory and worth bringing to our blog.  In a Grindr led gay world of dating the disabled can easily fall through the cracks. It goes without saying... more →
Posted in: amputee, dating, disability

Great End to 2016, Looking Forward to an Amazing 2017.

This year finished for me on a high note after a period of ill health and a bit of surgery. I decided to go off to Majorca, Spain to recuperate and rest and whilst I was there I had the great pleasure of meeting up with our dear friend Martyn Sibley from disability horizons who was attending a Handisport conference to promote accessibility... more →
Posted in: dating, disability podcast, disability store, disabled accomodation, disabled holidays, disabled living

3D Technology Prints Prosthetic for Violinist.

I find it very exciting when technology comes to the aid of our disabled community.  So I am delighted to bring you news about a young violinist who has benefitted from the wonders of 3D printing technology. If you are familiar with the incredibly beautiful sounds a violin can produce, from melancholy strains to bright and powerful... more →
Posted in: amputee

Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise – Important New Facts.

Disabilitymatch has many users with MS so we were very interested with this article which talks about the relationship between multiple sclerosis and physical exercise.  If you have any thoughts please leave a comment below or tweet us @disabilitymatch. It can cause a wide range of symptoms including difficulties with the movement... more →
Posted in: disability, multiple sclerosis

Important Advance in Crohns Disease Research

Crohns disease is a real disability for its many sufferers and disabilitymatch has many crohns people using our site and following our twitter feed.  So we are delighted that we are hearing about exciting developments in treatment for this debilitating ailment. Those who suffer with the disease know the effect that the symptoms... more →
Posted in: crohns disease

Rio Medal Winners Delighted in Every Sense.

What a wonderful idea -Paralympic medal winners now look and sound like champions. This is a great step forward in Paralympic medal design that can delight winners in each of their senses. That’s because when the gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2016 games in Rio are shaken, they each make a different noise. The new feature... more →
Posted in: paralympics

7 Day NHS a Fantasy For Disabled Community.

  The UK’s disabled community is in greater need of a 7 day NHS than other groups and so the fading fantasy of that happening soon is something tat is troubling to all of us regardless of medical complication or disability.  Even if the promised £350Million per week from Brexit actually happened the NHS would struggle... more →
Posted in: disability, nhs

Claire Shows the Power of Bionics on Great North Run.

One of the most amazing things I saw at NAIDEX this year was the bionic suit created by ReWalk which provides an exoskeleton for amputees and quadriplegics.  Claire  Lomas is a shining example of how robotics and determination can work together to achieve greatness. Claire Lomas, from Leicestershire, was paralysed from the chest... more →
Posted in: amputee, disability, innovation in disablity, medical innovation
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