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Joan McKechnie

According to a 2005 survey by the RNID which sampled over 20,000 participants, the UK is thought to include over 10 million individuals who are hearing impaired, of which over 6 million are thought to display the symptoms of age related hearing loss. Age-related hearing loss is a type of hearing disability also known as presbycusis in which moderate demise of the inner ear hair cells leads to a growing difficulty in hearing certain frequencies.

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In our quest to help more disabled people help themselves and have an easier and more fun life we had an interesting few months.

The Disability Advice Twitter account (@DisabledAdvice) has exceeded 1400 followers which is an increase of 500 followers in just over 2 months and the Facebook page is starting to get more and more followers.


I have temporarily stopped users adding new support service entries to the website as a result of the support services section being misused on Friday evening. I have also had to stop users adding links to entries for the same reason. I will be reviewing the operation of the support section of the website with aim of improving the website and making it more robust. The user in question will be contacted and may be blocked.

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A web-developing wheelchair user has created a new online resource that he says will help disabled people and their friends to help each other get more out of life.

Andy Stiller, 41, from Brighton, was inspired to create the website www.disability-advice.info because of his own experience of the lack of good information and practical advice for disabled people.

“Since becoming a wheelchair user 14 years ago, I have been constantly frustrated by the shortage of useful information on venues, services and products,” says Andy.


With the official launch of the Disability Advice website later this month a press release will be written next week and promotional material has been designed ready for checking then printing.

I have also arranged a meeting late in June with the local Disability Employment Advisers to promote the website as a useful resource for them and their clients.

The new websites design and usability improvements are going well should be finished around the same time as the main launch.

The improvements will include:


 The new disability advice website has just gone live 3 days early.

 The new features include:

  • New service review section

  • Multiple reviews for each venue, product or service

  • Comments on the reviews

  • New Tips & Advice section

  • New Resources section


As with many people at this time of year I'm starting to get back into training at the gym. For me however the training is not just to get fit but part of my on going mobility training.

Although I had managed to keep going to the gym consistently over Christmas more recently ill health and the cold damp weather have taken their toll on my mobility and it's only in the last week that I've started to get more mobile and managed to complete a full workout. As we get into the spring it should start to get easier train properly and my mobility will improve.