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BBC Ouch! Disability Newsletter: Mascots and Meditation

ADRIAN HIGGINBOTHAM: MOBILE ACCESS TECH GOES MAINSTREAM

The last decade has seen huge improvements in mainstream technology for disabled people, with accessibility for mobile phones and mp3 players transformed. Adrian looks at some out of the box options. Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/features/mobile_access_tech_goes_mainstream.shtml

DISABILITY B1TCH LOVES MANDEVILLE

This week, DB overcomes her hatred of all things Paralympian to get just a little worked up about the new mascot Mandeville. But is it love? Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/opinion/b1tch/db_loves_mandeville.shtml

SEANEEN MEETS... VALERIE MASON-JOHN

Seaneen Molloy is curious about the health benefits of meditation, so she visits teacher Valerie Mason-John at London Buddhist Centre to see if mindfulness will work for her. Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/features/seaneen_meets_valerie_mason_john.shtml

AUDIO: THE TRAVEL PANEL

Frequent flyers Liz Carr, Simon Minty and Amar Latif share their experiences with a live audience. Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/interviews/audio_travel_and_disability.shtml

OUCH! TALK SHOW AND PODCAST

Mat Fraser and Liz Carr discuss the finer points of kitchen accessibility in a rather unexpected manner. Music, Vegetable quiz, news and more talk beyond disability.Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ouch

DISCUSSIONS

Posts from the ever popular and ever surprising Ouch! Message boards.

New To Ouch!?: Solar charging of wheelchair batteries

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Ouch! Talk: I don't want to join a carers group

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Disability Q&A: Are current disability discrimination laws enough?

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DISABILITY NEWS

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STUFF

WATCH: The Politics Show (BBC North West)

A look at the pivotal role of Lord Alf Morris in passing the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act in 1970. A studio discussion with Councillor Pam Thomas, MP Paul Maynard and Amanda Batten of the National Autism Society follows. Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00skqjj/The_Politics_Show_North_West_23_05_2010/?t=46m57s

WATCH: BBC Scotland Investigates - Who's Cheating Who?

Government plans to end the UK's sicknote culture come under scrutiny as Mark Daly examines claims that patients with severe mental illness and cancer are being denied benefits and told they must find a job. Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sjn3x/BBC_Scotland_Investigates_2010_Whos_Cheating_Who/

LISTEN: In Touch (BBC Radio 4)

In this edition, Leonie Watson and Ian Macrae review the Internet Archive and try to access audio books. Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sg13j/In_Touch_25_05_2010/

LISTEN: Something Understood - The Problem With Passion (BBC World Service)

What do self-help manuals mean when they advise us to "discover our passion" in order to live a fulfilled life? Is this well-founded, rooted in the spiritual notion of vocation, or rather a route to self-obsession and confusion? (starts 2 minutes in). Please read more from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p007qd3q/Something_Understood_The_Problem_with_Passion/

Source: BBC Ouch! Disability

Email from: Frank Mulcahy

By: BBC Ouch! Disability
When: 7/2/2014

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