Able Eyes Virtual Tours – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by Able Eyes, but all opinions are their own. * Imagine travelling with your child who is on the Autism Spectrum, a parent who uses a wheelchair, or a loved one suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some of their biggest challenges stem from visiting an unknown environment, encountering factors they cannot […]

Aritco Home Lifts – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by Aritco, but all opinions are their own. * Aritco was founded in 1995 by four entrepreneurs living just outside of Stockholm. All four had experience in the lift business and understood the need for a new kind of product that was smarter to use and simpler to install, easier […]

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 […]

Living With A Rare Disease

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * Living with a rare disease? We need your help! In 2015, the UK health agency NICE was asked to fund a new drug for children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Parents waited over two years for a decision to be made. But […]

T-Pull Door Closer – Introduction

* This post is kindly sponsored by T-Pull, but all opinions are my own. * T-Pull door closers were created to solve a particular problem that is faced by wheelchair and mobility aid users across the world – closing a door behind you as you leave a room. Whether you are using an interior or […]

The Little Things

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Small Changes That Make Everyday Tasks More Manageable As I was preparing my lunch a few days ago I was thinking about how I’ve adapted my kitchen to ensure I avoid serious burns, concussions or other fall based calamities. This then got […]

Top Ten Kitchen Aids – Part One

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators – it is not sponsored * Daily living aids are usually small pieces of equipment used within the home to help people with disabilities live more independently. However, not every item lives up to their sales expectations. So the AYL team have teamed […]

AYL Ambassador – Staying Motivated

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * I hope everyone is doing well as can be during these strange times. It’s been a whole year since the coronavirus took over our lives, but we can almost see light at the end of the tunnel. Because […]

Wheels Heals Disabilities

* This post is written by a guest blogger – it is not sponsored. * My name is Elliot Barrington, and like many people living with a disability, it took time for me to mentally and physically accept my injury. I genuinely thought my life was over after a gunshot bullet caused a spinal cord […]

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 […]

AYL Ambassador – Lockdown Life

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * A Day In The Life Of An Elite Athlete During Lockdown Over the next couple of months, I’ll be giving you an insight into my journey towards selection for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. A process that is going […]

Mental Health & Self Isolation

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * For many people living with a disability, the coronavirus outbreak has lead to almost an entire year of self-isolation! Everyone has family and friends they desperately miss, public places they wish to visit and routine health services they long to access again. […]

Invictus Active Trainer Trial

* This post is written by one of our volunteer ambassadors in partnership with Invictus Active. * If you follow Access Your Life’s social media channels then you might have seen, that I have recently been trialling the Invictus Active Trainer in a bid to help maintain my fitness levels now that lockdown restrictions have begun […]

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 […]

A New Life

* This post is written by one of our volunteer content creators. * Last month, Lauren posted a blog about July being ‘Disability Pride Month’ and the challenges surrounding the concept – especially when your disability impacts every part of your life, including your plans for the future. As I read Lauren’s blog I was […]