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 the marketplace.
The review does emphasise how our site has distinguished itself as a real part of the UK’s disabled community. They noted how special our podcast is and how we keep our community informed through our Twitter feed and Facebook fanpage. It is always reassuring when an independent industry site features us in this way. There are many sites that look similar to disabilitymatch, but we have the authenticity and command the respect of our 30.000+ membership.
We are planning some exciting innovations in the coming months which will keep us as the leading disability dating site in the UK.
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 fun to try out the latest mobility scooters and race around the exhibition hall on them. I will be spending my quieter moments on the disabilityhorizons stand so if you are looking for me then that is where to leave me a message. I would be so happy to meet any of my blog readers at the show, I might even offer you a cup of coffee. We have our new podcast due to be ready next week and it has some great interviews.
Well, we have just been through an incredible 16 days of Olympic excitement in RIO. I have been glue to my sofa every night watching niche sports into the early hours on BBC. I had never shown any interest before in women’s hockey events BUT when we have a Team GB match with medals at the end of it then it takes on a whole new dimension. I guess that is the whole point of the Olympic games – it makes us aware of sports we might never otherwise watch and so we learn and get engaged emotionally with the result.
Hopefully the Paralympics will be the same. In London 2012 we all watched with fascination at blind football and wheelchair archery, we all discovered a whole new group of athletic heroes. This has had a longterm effect on the disabled community. Not just a sense of pride but an increased desire to participate and get fitter. Not everyone can be an ‘Olympic’ athlete but all people disabled and fully able can improve their physical activity, health, flexibility and spirit of achievement. We are worried, of course, about how the Rio Paralympic games will turn out. There are money worries and some countries will not have the funding to travel to the games. The Russian drugs ban will remove a large swathe of great olympic talent which will affect a whole range of sports. Already the Brazilian organisers have warned of low ticket sales and closing venues. This is a real pity since the Brazilian squad are rated quite highly within the Paralympic movement.
We have interviewed Michelle Weltman, events organiser the London Marathon on our upcoming podcast episode and she tells us which UK athletes we should be looking out for and cheering on from our sofas. In 2012 Channel 4 did a great job on presenting the Paralympics, hopefully their presentation in RIO this year will be at the same level at excellence.
Very happy to announce that the latest episode of our disabilitymatch podcast is ready for free download. To enjoy this broadcast click here to download. We have interviews with an autistic film maker, a adventure holiday centre for the disabled and a fun chat with ‘sexpert’ Robin.
The podcast is unique in its regular coverage of disabled living issues in the UK. We have hundreds of downloads every month. You can subscribe at iTunes or any of the main podcast download sites. We really appreciate it if you share our podcast link on Twitter/Facebook and all your regular social media. Our podcast is a free service designed for the disabilitymatch dating community.
Just a reminder that Valentine’s Day is coming soon so get active on the site and start flirting to find a date for Valentines.
Within the disabled community there has always been an interest in the ‘bizarre’ sex-wise as anyone who has ever attended the ‘Night of the senses’ or the ‘Sex Maniacs Ball’ as it used to be that is run by the Outsiders charity. Truly I have never seen so many interesting deviations from the so-called sexual norm in my life. So I was delighted when a really cool ‘grunge-style’ video crossed my inbox produced by a fetish dating site – fetishwombat.com – which is graphically striking and has a compelling musical soundtrack.
I love the outfits and the whole spirit of the video. I have been talking recently with our Sexpert Robin on our podcast to discuss more about disability and fetish since we had excellent feedback when she talked about amputee pretenders in a recent podcast episode. I must ask her to do more on the subject.
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.
Very happy that we have released our 3rd podcast episode! I am getting into the flow of things now, also we are getting great guests agreeing to be interviwed because they like our style. We are upbeat and communicative. Anyway you judge for yourselves
We have almost 100 downloads on our first day and we have high hopes of reaching 300 downloads by the end of the week. We have great guests on the show and our twitter following is amazingly supportive. We depend on you to share our podcast links and help get it widely known on all social media. Disabilitymatch is a vibrant community and we are thrilled to be able to help you get the most from it.
We are very excited to announce that episode 2 of our podcast is out and live – you can download /listen here http://podcast.disabilitymatch.co.uk/spoonies-campus-tips/ or on iTunes/soundcloud etc. We think it is pretty good. we have a feature interview with ‘The Disabled Diva’ from California who is great fun and has a positive spin on being a ‘spoonie’. We have our regular experts talking about accessible travel and about sex for the disabled. We also welcome a new guest from the University of Strathclyde – Raj who is a student diversity official. S, as you can see the podcast gas something for everyne. Please listen to it and share the link on all your social media.