Mental Health Matters

* This post has been written by our Social Media Administrator. * There is a common misconception in our society that mental health shouldn’t be treated as urgently as physical health. You get told that you’re just being ‘overly dramatic’ or seeking attention when having an anxiety or panic attack; that you’re lazy if you […]

My Fight with Dyslexia

Hi, I’m Felix, one of the founders and directors of Access Your Life. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven, allowing me to access support from various Special Educational Needs departments during my entire education. Although, despite having several support services in place, my journey was still far from easy. It all […]

Life with Alzheimer’s

World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness, educating others, and highlighting the issues faced by people living with dementia and their loved ones. But as someone whose family has been impacted by dementia, I understand the importance of continuing such conversations outside of the awareness month. This is because education is […]

Sitting with my Stranger

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* Hi guys! Just wanted to offer some food for thought and invite discussions. Everyone has a voice, the good, bad and the ugly, but always with love and light. Otherwise, you’re on the wrong blog, my friend. Along this journey I have come […]

Imposter Syndrome and Autism

* This post has been written by our Social Media Administrator. * Hey everyone! It’s been a while. This month’s blog post is dedicated to battling ‘imposter syndrome’ – a psychological ‘phenomenon’ in which the person involved begins to doubt themselves and reconsider what they’ve gone through. I confess that I’m often guilty of this […]

Naidex Visitors – 10 Ways to Stay Safe at the NEC

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Wearing a well-fitted mask will help to keep you safe and will also protect the visitors and exhibitors around you; many of whom may be vulnerable to any winter illness, not just Covid-19. Remember to clean your hands frequently. Exhibitors will have […]

Naidex Exhibitors – 5 Ways to Stay Safe at the NEC

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Make sure all your staff has high-quality masks with good filtration in both directions to keep them safe as well as protecting those around you; we highly recommend Cambridge Masks which are highly effective at filtering viruses and have two-way valves for […]

Migraine Awareness Week: Not Bad Headaches

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * It’s Migraine Awareness Week and I’m honoured to have been asked to write something on behalf of Access Your Life to mark the occasion. Migraine sufferers know it is such a misunderstood condition, whereby people often use it as an excuse to […]

Honesty & Transparency

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators.* * TW: Brief Mention Of Abuse! * Hi guys! I want to touch on the importance of honesty, transparency, and having a two-way traffic outlook on life. But before I go on, I want to clarify that this blog series is about MY journey and […]

VacayAbility

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Launched in 2020, the VacayAbility website features user reviews and ratings on attractions, hotels, and restaurants, with a focus on accessibility-related factors. Users can create free accounts to review businesses and tourist sites. You can give a star rating in several categories, […]

Meet Hannah…

* This post is written by our Website Administrator. * Hi, I’m Hannah! As a teen, I was very much a jack of all trades and a master of none, getting involved in all sorts of activities and extracurriculars. I was 16 when I first started experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia that would keep me home […]

Meet Adam…

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Hi, I’m Adam! A 45-year-old Army Veteran, Transgender man living with a disability. Originally from Scotland, I moved to England aged 25 to re-enlist in the army. Fast forward to my early 30’s and I once again had to leave, only this […]

Disability Pride

* This post has been written by one of our volunteer content creators. * As we reach the end of Disability Pride Month, I was honoured to have been asked by Lauren to reflect on my thoughts regarding this occasion as a disabled person. Disability Pride can often be a really challenging month for people […]

Meet Cameron…

* This post has been written by our Social Media Administrator. * Hi, I’m Cameron! As a sufferer of moderate-severe depression and GAD (generalised anxiety disorder), I’m very aware of how little support is offered to those with disabilities of the mind. This is because a mental illness isn’t typically seen as a ‘disability’. Yet depression […]

Top Ten Kitchen Aids – Part Two

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored. * The AYL team have teamed up to create a series of blog posts highlighting our favourite disability related products, starting with kitchen aids! As you will see, many of the items listed below are constructed using simple […]