Merry Christmas from Disability United

Merry Christmas from Disability United

Have a great Christmas everyone!

We hope you enjoyed our advent calendar! Here it is in full:

Season’s greetings to one and all! We’re kicking of our Disability United advent calendar with the contact details that answer the question “Who you gonna call?” if you experience discrimination. Yes, it’s EASS: http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/ask

Disability United advent calendar day 2: Get 1/3 off train tickets with a Disabled Person’s Railcard http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/

Disability United advent calendar day 3: Wish there was a Yellow Pages for disability organisations and information? This is the closest thing we’ve ever found: https://disabled-directory.co.uk/directory-of-charities-resorces-for-disability-mobility-independent-living/

Disability United advent calendar day 4: Stella Young explains so called “inspiration porn”, where people are praised for having a disability, in this fantastic Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K9Gg164Bsw

Disability United advent calendar day 5: What’s Christmas without nostalgia? Take a look at the history of… just about everything: https://archive.org/index.php

Disability United advent calendar day 6: Did you know it’s Disabled History Month? Find out more: http://ukdhm.org/what-is-ukdhm/

Disability United advent calendar day 7: What if what you really want for Christmas just doesn’t exist yet? Remap can probably make it: http://www.remap.org.uk/

Disability United advent calendar day 8: The Shadow Report to the UN, a treasure trove of information: http://www.rofa.org.uk/shadow-report/

Disability United advent calendar day 9: Our petition for more Disabled Facilities Grant funding is still open. Sign it now: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/163379

Disability United advent calendar day 10: Money can be tight at this time of year – check that you’re receiving what you are entitled to: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Find-Benefits-Grants

Disability United advent calendar day 11: Free stuff http://www.freestuff.co.uk/

Disability United advent calendar day 12: Something to keep on the shelf in case of emergency – Doug Paulley’s Disability Attitude Re-adjustment Tool: https://www.kingqueen.org.uk/dart/

Disability United advent calendar day 13: Baby it’s cold outside! Check if you could get a free new boiler: https://goo.gl/FS5pGu

Disability United advent calendar day 14: Enjoy the milder weather whilst it lasts! http://disabilityhorizons.com/2016/12/top-5-accessible-attractions-visit-christmas/

Disability United advent calendar day 16: Ever forgotten to open your advent calendar and enjoyed 2 chocolates the next day? Make biscuits or donate/share The Biscuit Fund: http://allrecipes.co.uk/ ; http://www.biscuitfund.org/

Disability United advent calendar day 17: There can be some awkward body language moments in day to day life, but there’s another message in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVmMeMcGc0Y

Disability United advent calendar day 18: “We must constantly look at things a different way”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSs3OX6aVs

Disability United advent calendar day 19: Use the idle time on your computer to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/

Disability United advent calendar day 20: Avoid the arguments by spending some time with the telly guide and figuring out a plan http://www.radiotimes.com/tv/tv-listings/

Disability United advent calendar day 21: Not sure what assistive tech to ask Father Christmas for? Ask the Aidis Trust http://www.aidis.org/

Disability United advent calendar day 22: One of my favourite articles of the year (FP). Read to the end https://www.the-pool.com/life/life-honestly/2016/28/frances-ryan-on-8-tips-for-when-your-body-lets-you-down

Disability United advent calendar day 23: We’re counting down! http://www.xmasclock.com/

Disability United advent calendar day 24: Christmas eve in Iceland is known as Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood,” as people give books as gifts. Our Editor is a massive bookworm, and wanted to give you all this link to more than 53,000 free ebooks and audiobooks: http://www.gutenberg.org/

Merry Christmas everyone!

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