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 […]

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 […]

Shedding The Shame

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * In my years of activity within the disabled community, I see so many aspects of disabled life that are unique to an individual, or a condition, giving a rich insight into the diversity within the community itself. However, it also shows the […]

Mental Health & Chronic Illnesses

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * As we continue to see life around us continue to resemble what is now known as the new ‘normal’, we’re bound to be experiencing a complex array of emotions. Perhaps relief, perhaps dread, maybe even excitement – but as someone living with […]

Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month – an occasion designed to end stigmas, raise awareness and encourage others to accept people living with disabilities as a natural, beautiful part of human diversity. It also coincides with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act signing in 1990 – a major movement that you can learn more […]

Cleen App – Ebbsfleet International Eurostar

* This post is kindly sponsored post by Cleen, but all opinions and experiences are my own. * If you follow us on social media, you may have seen that we are working with Cleen to create a series of blog posts surrounding the importance of accessing clean, safe and accessible toilets. My first instalment […]

Carers Week 2020

Today is the last day of National Carers Week, which is a campaign dedicated to recognising the 6.5 million carers living in the UK. This annual event raises awareness for some of the issues carers face on a daily basis; in particular, those who are not paid to take on this role. The campaign is […]

Cleen App – Motorway Accessibility

* This post is kindly sponsored post by Cleen, but all opinions and experiences are my own. * If you follow us on social media, you may have seen that we are working with Cleen to create a series of blog posts surrounding the importance of accessing clean, safe and accessible toilets. My first instalment […]

Cleen App – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by Cleen, but all opinions and experiences are my own. * If you follow us on social media, you may remember that we attended the annual Kidz to Adultz North exhibition last November. Aside from catching up with some of the incredible companies we have worked with throughout the last […]

AYL Travel Tips – Hidden Disability

* This post is kindly sponsored by the companies listed at the end of this post, but all opinions are my own. * The AYL team are about to embark on an extremely exciting adventure across the pond! Despite my excitement, I am the first person to admit that travelling with a disability is not […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, I thought I would write a post to give people an insight into some of the mental health struggles people living with a disability face! Disabled people are often forgotten about when it comes to mental health issues and it needs to change! People living with […]

100 Out Of 100

Some of you may have heard that Dr Phil (an American talk show host) recently claimed that #100outof100 interabled relationships FAIL! So I am jumping on the bandwagon to show the world just how inaccurate this statement is! When Felix & I first started dating, I was very hesitant to tell him the true extent […]

Rare Disease Day 2019

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective is to raise awareness for all rare diseases and the impact they have on patients’ lives. Whilst also prompting researchers, universities, students, companies, policymakers, and clinicians to do more research and to make them aware of the importance of […]

Changing Places Toilets

* This post is not sponsored, meaning all opinions are my own and no one has paid AYL to share this. * Following on from my previous post about Mobiloo, I thought it would be beneficial to continue talking about accessible toilets, more specifically the Changing Places Campaign! A facility I knew nothing about before becoming […]