The Cinema and Disability – London Film Festival.

breathe movie
Earlier this month I spent quite a bit of time at the London Film Festival as a press delegate.  One thing was very apparent this year was the importance given to films that dealt with disability issues.  The opening night gala was Andy Serkis’s film Breathe with Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield.  Breathe told the true story... more →
Posted in: cinema

Your First Holiday Together

I am very happy to say that I have been writing for Posability magazine on the topic of having your first romantic holiday together. Here is the link, i hope you find it interesting.  I write regularly about disability issues for various magazines and online sites. Tips to enjoy your first holiday together more →
Posted in: disability, disability dating, disabled dating, disabled holidays, disabled living

Autism and Romantic Relationships.

autism with disabilitymatch.co.uk
We seem to have more and more members joining the site who are on the autistic spectrum.  This is great since, by definition, these are the very members of the disabled community who need help in navigating the tricky dating footpath.  So I was very excited when the leading autism resource ambitiousaboutautism  to contribute an... more →
Posted in: asperger, autism, disability, disability dating, disability podcast, disabled living

Disability Match Profiled in Datingadvice Review

Datingadvice.com is one of the most respected dating review sites on the internet and to get an endorsement from them is wonderful news for the team at disabilitymatch.   The review tells the history of our site since it was started 6 years ago and explores my motivation as webmaster in building the site and our positioning in... more →
Posted in: disability, disability dating, disabled dating

Preparing For Naidex.

  I have just finished putting together my talk for the NAIDEX show.  I am giving 2 seminars at the show, one on Tuesday and the second on Thursday.  I never knew so much work went into doing a powerpoint show – its the first time I’ve used presentation systems.  In the past I always spoke with a flip chart but... more →
Posted in: disability dating, disabled dating, disabled living, naidex

NAIDEX 2017 . Come for Free and Listen to My Seminar

The NAIDEX show is coming and I am a speaker which is very exciting for me as I have never given a seminar at an exhibition before.  Anyway it is always fun to try new things.  The organisers seem to have confidence in me as they have asked me to do 2 slots, Tuesday and Thursday. I always enjoy the NAIDEX show and it is great... more →
Posted in: dating, disability podcast, podcast

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
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