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March 2019

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News and Blogs

Click to read the blog titled: Art for ASD - Art Therapy for Austim

Art for ASD - Art Therapy for Austim

Have you ever thought about the power art has to help children with autism? As a non-verbal way to express feelings and emotions art has been shown to be a great ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Why I wish I had known about Naidex sooner!

Why I wish I had known about Naidex sooner!

Read how Kat, Vlogger, disability activist, model & Naidex Ambassador, found her dream chair at Naidex! ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Accessibility and Employment Work Together

Accessibility and Employment Work Together

Last year Naidex asked our followers for their experiences with accessibility in the UK. Sadly, 97% of people voted that accessibility in the UK must be improved. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Rediscovering Lasers with K-Laser Therapy

Rediscovering Lasers with K-Laser Therapy

In our collective imagination, the word Laser evokes sci-fi movies and high-tech secret agent devices. But, nowadays lasers are common tools found in very different environments. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Goldilocks and the three WAVs

Goldilocks and the three WAVs

Once upon a time, there was a young girl who needed a new wheelchair accessible vehicle. Her old vehicle had been perfect for as long as she remembered, but now, just ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Touchpoints: Relieving Stress and More

Touchpoints: Relieving Stress and More

TouchPoints™ are an effective and accessible solution to overcoming stress, anxiety, focus issues, enhance performance and sleep. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Success Stories from Bio Bidet

Success Stories from Bio Bidet

Occupational Therapist Vicki from Norfolk had two clients with different toileting needs: a lady with MS and a man affected by thalidomide impairments, and was able to solve both of their ...

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Click to read the blog titled: 6 Cities You Should Visit That Excel in Accessibility

6 Cities You Should Visit That Excel in Accessibility

If you’re thinking of travelling for the Christmas holidays, we’ve put together our top 6 accessible cities. The destinations highlighted below have innovated and adapted in order to meet the needs ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Microsoft Encourages Companies to Use Tech to Help the Most Vulnerable People in Society

Microsoft Encourages Companies to Use Tech to Help the Most Vulnerable People in Society

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, has pressed technology companies and world leaders to use technology to help the most vulnerable people in society. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Purple Tuesday - How the Uk's First Accessible Shopping Day Strived to Make an Everlasting Change

Purple Tuesday - How the Uk's First Accessible Shopping Day Strived to Make an Everlasting Change

Purple Tuesday took place this month, on the 13th of November. It was the UK’s first accessible shopping day but aimed to be a year-round initiative. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: University doesn’t have to be a challenge…

University doesn’t have to be a challenge…

Chris Benoit-Pool, co-founder of AskJules, offers some guidance and advice on the key decisions which can make the difference in ensuring a successful university experience. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: How to choose the right power wheelchair for your client

How to choose the right power wheelchair for your client

Choosing the right powered mobility platform for your client can be a real challenge... ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Inspiration, Ambition and Motivation - Introducing the Disability Power 100

Inspiration, Ambition and Motivation - Introducing the Disability Power 100

The Disability Power 100 is out! Who's made the list this year? Who are the highest risers and the exciting new entrants? Find out more here... ...

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Click to read the blog titled: First UK airport sensory room opens at Gatwick

First UK airport sensory room opens at Gatwick

As part of a new dedicated area to passengers requiring special assistance, Gatwick Airport has opened the very first sensory room within an UK airport. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Become the first Nike sponsored athlete with cerebral palsy? Tick!

Become the first Nike sponsored athlete with cerebral palsy? Tick!

A junior student at the University of Oregon, Justin Gallegos, has signed a professional contract with Nike. You could say this is not that unusual, but we beg to differ. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: 9-year old boy with cerebral palsy is this Halloween’s star

9-year old boy with cerebral palsy is this Halloween’s star

For 9-year old Illinois (USA) boy Anthony Alfano, Halloween is more than just a day to dress up. It’s an escape, and a way of putting smiles to everyone’s faces. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Quantum Rehab UK launches Q6 Edge 3

Quantum Rehab UK launches Q6 Edge 3

Quantum Rehab UK has released the Q6 Edge 3, their most advanced power chair yet. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Independence with Cyber Eyez at Home, School & Work

Independence with Cyber Eyez at Home, School & Work

Smart glasses equipped with Cyber Eyez help with reading, bar codes, colours and more. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: NFC: The Powerhouse Technology for People with Vision Impairment

NFC: The Powerhouse Technology for People with Vision Impairment

Wireless technologies have revolutionised how people with blindness and vision impairments get information. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: An All-Terrain Wheelchair Perfect For Family Outings

An All-Terrain Wheelchair Perfect For Family Outings

Being able to get outside as a family was a real issue for Louise Whitehead and her son Andrew until one day something changed all of this… ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Saddle Chairs - A Step Towards More Independent Living

Saddle Chairs - A Step Towards More Independent Living

A saddle chair can be of great help in rehabilitation, enabling independent life, and increasing self-efficacy. Sitting in a saddle chair is a way to add rehabilitative exercises into one’s everyday ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Making Life Easier For Disabled People

Making Life Easier For Disabled People

“The Motability Scheme has been life-changing; it has allowed me to care for my husband and also continue my voluntary work…” ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Written Communication – Falling on Deaf Ears

Written Communication – Falling on Deaf Ears

Identifying and reducing everyday barriers between Deaf people and the mainstream world will promote integration, improve communication and expand business reach. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: The Eyes Can Speak A Thousand Words, And More…

The Eyes Can Speak A Thousand Words, And More…

Jonathan Bryan has just released his first book at the young age of 12. In itself, that is an incredible feat, but Jonathan’s age is not the most amazing part of ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Don’t Wait Any Longer, Join The World Summit On Accessible Tourism.

Don’t Wait Any Longer, Join The World Summit On Accessible Tourism.

The 2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism – ‘Destinations for All 2018’ aims at sharing and disseminating best practices as much possible with the tourism sector in order to consolidate a ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Jose Flores - How To Turn Your Dreams Into A Reality: 3 Keys To Making It All Come True

Jose Flores - How To Turn Your Dreams Into A Reality: 3 Keys To Making It All Come True

Chasing your dreams is great! But running after them forever and not catching up to them, is not so great. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: European Legislative Changes Drives Growth In Vehicle Access Solutions

European Legislative Changes Drives Growth In Vehicle Access Solutions

A globally recognised manufacturer of vehicle access solutions is reporting a marked increase in European exports after a change in legislation. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Transreport Passenger Assist: Making rail travel more accessible

Transreport Passenger Assist: Making rail travel more accessible

No trouble. No effort. Just assistance. The new national app that will make rail journeys truly inclusive. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Live Longer Safely in Your Own Home 

Live Longer Safely in Your Own Home 

We are living longer, but still old age brings problems with it. Now technology can help elderly stay longer safely at home while keeping their independence. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: TGA Launches Auto-folding Minimo Mobility Scooter For Easy Transportation

TGA Launches Auto-folding Minimo Mobility Scooter For Easy Transportation

TGA, the UK leading specialist in mobility scooters, has introduced its latest innovation in compact transportable mobility scooters – the Minimo Autofold ...

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Click to read the blog titled: SmartCRUTCH - The Freedom to Move

SmartCRUTCH - The Freedom to Move

SmartCRUTCH first met Jamie at NAIDEX 2017. His enthusiasm for life and adventure excited us and so we asked him to test-drive the SmartCRUTCH pushing it to its limits - that ...

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Click to read the blog titled: David Williams Can Now Enjoy The Open Road  Thanks To Lewis Reed

David Williams Can Now Enjoy The Open Road Thanks To Lewis Reed

David Williams from Chester is enjoying the freedom that comes with your own vehicle as the proud owner of a converted VW Shuttle SE wheelchair accessible vehicle from Lewis Reed. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: “The Inclusion Village” by Peter Lyne

“The Inclusion Village” by Peter Lyne

The Inclusion Village is a new feature that will see the light at Naidex 45. Peter Lyne, the founder of Mobility and Support Information Service (MASIS), sheds some light on the ...

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Click to read the blog titled: How technology can enable people to communicate and live more independently

How technology can enable people to communicate and live more independently

Jamie and Fraser are at very different stages of their lives. Fraser, 14, attends a mainstream school in Glasgow whilst Jamie, 40, lives in Yorkshire with his partner and two children. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: “Lost Voice Guy” Becomes the First Disabled Comedian to Win Britain’s Got Talent

“Lost Voice Guy” Becomes the First Disabled Comedian to Win Britain’s Got Talent

Lee Ridley has been crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and this marks a real turning point for disabled people across the globe! ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Rebecca from central London discovers easier city living with TGA WHILL.

Rebecca from central London discovers easier city living with TGA WHILL.

Rebecca Major, aged 38 with Cerebral Palsy (CP), lives next to Trafalgar Square in Central London and works as a barrister in Canary Wharf. As a full time powerchair user since ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Microsoft and Xbox Join Forces to Create an Adaptive Controller for Disabled Users

Microsoft and Xbox Join Forces to Create an Adaptive Controller for Disabled Users

Gaming has become such an important part of many peoples’ lives, especially those with a disability, as it enables them to connect and play against others on an equal playing field. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Fish Insurance Safety Assessment Track

Fish Insurance Safety Assessment Track

In April, Fish Insurance was proud to exhibit at Naidex 2018, Europe’s largest and most established disability, independent living and rehabilitation exhibition. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Places to Visit This Summer

Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Places to Visit This Summer

It feels like summer is finally here! Have you planned your holiday yet? Whether you are looking for an unforgettable vacation filled with jaw-dropping scenery and cultural attractions or a beach ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Liberation Wins Best in Show Award

Liberation Wins Best in Show Award

Brook Miller Mobility’s Fleet of Disabled Access Motorhomes and Caravans Picked up the Top Prize in Naidex 2018 Best in Show Awards. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: The 2nd World Summit On Accessible Tourism Will Take Place In Brussels On 1-2 October 2018

The 2nd World Summit On Accessible Tourism Will Take Place In Brussels On 1-2 October 2018

People with reduced mobility make up 35% of the population and rarely travel alone. It is in the tourism sector’s interest to develop accessible destinations for a section of the population ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Congratulations to Naidex TGA Mobility Test Track  winner Beryl Giles

Congratulations to Naidex TGA Mobility Test Track winner Beryl Giles

TGA is delighted to announce Beryl Giles from the Isle of Man has won the latest Mobility Test Track competition held at Naidex 2018. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: The Hashtag Helping to Fight Back Against Outdated Views on Beauty

The Hashtag Helping to Fight Back Against Outdated Views on Beauty

#hotpersoninawheelchair YouTube star and wheelchair user Annie Segarra has started this hashtag to combat disablism on Twitter. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: The Tech Helping People with Disabilities Travel with Ease

The Tech Helping People with Disabilities Travel with Ease

Accessible travel is an extremely lucrative market which more hotel owners should be aware of. As much as $19 billion is spent by travellers with disabilities each year, and what’s even ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Using Technology to Facilitate Specialised Teaching with Students with  Learning Difficulties

Using Technology to Facilitate Specialised Teaching with Students with Learning Difficulties

Did you know learning disabilities affect 10% of the population? ...

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Click to read the blog titled: The Principles of the GDPR

The Principles of the GDPR

The starting point for being compliant with the GDPR is to understand the main principles behind it ...

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Click to read the blog titled: From the Egyptian Beach to Meeting Richard Branson: Martyn Sibley's Daring Adventure

From the Egyptian Beach to Meeting Richard Branson: Martyn Sibley's Daring Adventure

Over a much needed New Years break I was sat on an Egyptian beach in the sunshine. Relaxing in my wheelchair I was reading Richard Branson's new book. I'd been sketching ...

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Click to read the blog titled: The Elderly Care Crisis Is a Ticking Time Bomb. Startup Birdie Is Tackling It.

The Elderly Care Crisis Is a Ticking Time Bomb. Startup Birdie Is Tackling It.

We’re currently facing a global societal crisis and we need to address it urgently ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Announcement: Winner of Handiscover & Naidex’s Win 3-night Campaign

Announcement: Winner of Handiscover & Naidex’s Win 3-night Campaign

Today is the day! We are finally announcing the winner, check out if it's you ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Creating of a Global Collaborative Community to share knowledge and Innovation

Creating of a Global Collaborative Community to share knowledge and Innovation

For the first time: yoocan Technologies, TOM and Access Israel hosted a showcase and assistive technologies startup competition ...

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Click to read the blog titled: An Overwhelming Response

An Overwhelming Response

Naidex 44 is being called the best in 10 years, but don't just take it from us ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Naidex 44: the Best in 10 Years!

Naidex 44: the Best in 10 Years!

The post show press release is here ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Networking online with Posture & Mobility Group

Networking online with Posture & Mobility Group

For professionals working in the field of posture and wheeled mobility who provide clients with wheelchairs and special seating, attending events like Naidex or the PMG Conference can be an invaluable ...

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Click to read the blog titled: “Stop whinging and do something!”

“Stop whinging and do something!”

These were the exact words that resulted in one of the most visible campaigns to impact the NHS ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Bristan Showcased Inclusive Living Taps And Showers Range At Naidex 2018

Bristan Showcased Inclusive Living Taps And Showers Range At Naidex 2018

Bristan, the UK’s number one taps and showers brand, has exhibited for the first time at Naidex 2018. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Pioneering TGA Product Launches And Popular Test Track Delivers Unique Naidex Visitor Experience

Pioneering TGA Product Launches And Popular Test Track Delivers Unique Naidex Visitor Experience

TGA, a highly regarded specialist in mobility scooters, has successfully delivered a multi-dimensional showcase to consumer and trade visitors at Naidex 2018. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: TGA Mobility To Launch Revolutionary TransportableWHILL C Personal EV

TGA Mobility To Launch Revolutionary TransportableWHILL C Personal EV

TGA will be unveiling its latest innovation at Naidex 2018 – the pioneering and stylish WHILL C powered wheelchair with advanced lightweight transportability ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Immedia and Molift Assistive Solutions from Etac to Support Naidex Moving & Handling Lab

Immedia and Molift Assistive Solutions from Etac to Support Naidex Moving & Handling Lab

Etac R82, the UK’s leading specialist in Scandinavian-inspired assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be supporting Naidex seminars with Immedia and Molift products ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Naidex Changing Lives Award

Naidex Changing Lives Award

The Changing Lives Awards celebrates the product, service, or initiative which has had a positive and demonstrable impact on its user, making a significant contribution towards achieving their goals. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Naidex Innovation Award

Naidex Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognises the most innovative concept that has broken new ground and is outstanding from the competition through such factors as design, operation and effectiveness. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Naidex Professional Award

Naidex Professional Award

The Naidex Professional Award recognises a service, technology or product that has made an immeasurable contribution towards the healthcare profession. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Enter a world of immersive learning and exploration with Sensory Guru

Enter a world of immersive learning and exploration with Sensory Guru

Showcasing Magic Mirror, Magic Carpet and Sensory VR, as well as the latest in Assistive Technology and Sensory Room design ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Beautiful not clinical

Beautiful not clinical

Gareth Humphries from Grant Westfield will discuss new thinking in the field of accessible living at Naidex and be available to talk to visitors at the Multipanel exhibition stand. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Unimpeded Communication

Unimpeded Communication

Learn how the new Monty 3D base coupler will allow you to quickly dismantle the mount for transport without unscrewing a single bolt ...

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Click to read the blog titled: wheelAIR: Keeping You Cool, Comfortable & In Control

wheelAIR: Keeping You Cool, Comfortable & In Control

The wheelAIR cooling backrest cushion is the modern solution to overheating in a manual wheelchair. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: What are Workplace Adjustments?

What are Workplace Adjustments?

“Workplace Adjustments” is a term that is often mentioned, but what does it mean? And how can it help people with disabilities in the workplace? ...

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Click to read the blog titled: What’s Important to You?

What’s Important to You?

Discover with this seminar how developments in values-based practice can help make what’s important to you the basis of every decision in health and social care. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: ADAPTS Comes to the Rescue for Traveling Wheelchair Users

ADAPTS Comes to the Rescue for Traveling Wheelchair Users

For flyers with mobility issues, there is the inevitable worry of "how do I get off the plane in case of emergency?" ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Care Week: The River of Life

Care Week: The River of Life

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) have placed an importance on early identification and treatment in their quality standard for the treatment of anxiety disorders ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Super Stanley the Life-Saver

Super Stanley the Life-Saver

Specialist seizure response assistance dog Stanley is making a real difference to the life of Amy Williams who has epilepsy. ...

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Click to read the blog titled: How a tuberous sclerosis diagnosis changed this family's life

How a tuberous sclerosis diagnosis changed this family's life

After the diagnosis our life has completely changed from one day to the other! – An emotional Interview with a mother of a son with tuberous sclerosis ...

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Click to read the blog titled: Eyesynth, Smartglasses for the Blind

Eyesynth, Smartglasses for the Blind

Eyesynth is focused on the blind population and people with low vision. The company has designed Smartglasses for them. ...

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