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New Podcast Episode is available for download.

Our latest podcast is ready for fee download from the podcast.disabilitymatch.co.uk site or from iTunes or most other podcast platforms.  We hope you enjoy it.  If you have 40minutes to while away then this is the podcast for you.  It is an upbeat discussion on a variety of disability issues and our guests are shown in the video above.

Hope you enjoy it.



Disability Innovations: How 3D printing will make orthotics smarter, faster and cheaper

Andiamo is a start up creating healthcare solutions for disabled children, with a mission to see no child ever having to wait more than one week to receive a medical device.

They are working to combine 3D scanning, printing and bio-mechanical models to create orthotics for children with a range of impairments from cereal palsy, spina bifida or spinal injuries, to strokes and the side effects of chemotherapy.

Naveed and Samiya Parvez are parents from London whose son, Diamo, was born with cereal palsy. They are also the founders of Andiamo.

Having been through the orthotics system with Diamo, so they know firsthand the discomfort and hassle involved in being measured and fitted for a new back ace. The process currently involves the child having to lie still for an hour to have a plaster of Paris cast made before waiting up to 28 weeks for the new orthotic to be made.

We all know how children can grow out of shoes and clothes in a matter of weeks, so it’s no surprise that by the time many children receive their orthosis months later they no longer fit. The current system is not only old fashioned but also painful, slow and expensive.

Disability Rocks this Summer

Disability Rocks this Summer

It is time for our biggest batch of summer festivals organised by Disability Rocks.

Disability Rocks is a not for profit organisation established in early 2012 by Richard Sutton, father of a young boy with a rare chromosome disorder.

Richard wanted to develop new and innovative ways to help people living with disabilities have positive experiences of music and arts as it had  become clear that live music and arts activities and involvement can have a hugely positive impact on people’s lives. However, there were few examples of this being supported.

We are pleased to promote these wonderful events and here are the latest dates:

Disability Rocks in the North West
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015
Location: Tatton Park, Cheshire WA16 6QN

Disability Rocks in the Midlands
Date: Saturday 9th May 2015
Location: Lea Green, Matlock DE4 5GJ

Disability Rocks in the North
Date: Saturday 30th May 2015
Location: Nell Bank, Ilkley LS29 0DE

Disability Rocks in London and the South East
Date:Saturday 20th June 2015
Location: Lambourne End, Essex RM4 1NB

You can find out all the latest venue information here.