As an able bodied person I take a lot of things for granted. I get out of bed in the morning without thinking, make breakfast, get my son ready for nursery, get dressed, brush my teeth etc. I work from home, so flit between my studio and childcare as well as housework almost seemlessly – things come naturally. When I’m ill, like I have been recently, it’s a different story and tasks are a lot harder to acheive, but I get better and things return to normal. But what if I felt like that everyday? What if everyday had to be a constant challenge?
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The Electoral Commission advises that polling stations must ensure that disabled voters are not offered a lower standard of service than other voters and the Returning Officer for your station is supposed to make arrangements to ensure disabled voters have the same access to the electoral process as anyone else.
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Head Injury is the biggest cause of disability in young people in the UK and I’m on a bit of a personal mission at the moment to find out more about traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run, competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.
Continue reading “Aimee Mullins: My 12 pairs of legs”