Monthly Archives: May 2016

Interview with Simon Lyons of Version22

Version22 recently completed their Kickstarter campaign for their second product Nimble. Nimble is clever little device that allows you to safely open tricky packaging. The campaign was wildly successful – they exceeded 600% of their original funding target. Here at Ethos Disability, we’ve had relationship with Version22 going back to summer of last year –… Read more »

The Wheelchair Luggage Problem

There is a little known thing called ‘The Wheelchair Luggage Problem”. The problem is niche problem of more generic one – namely that wheelchair user never have a free pair of hands. Our hands are always in use. Meaning that we struggle to carry, lift or push anything else but our chair. “The Wheelchair Luggage… Read more »

Asda’s ‘Quiet Hour’ A Real Success

Asda’s Quiet Hour, introduced to help autistic and other disabled customers has been met with rave reviews. The Asda Living Store in Manchester Fort shopping centre opened a hour early at 8am on Saturday for a ‘Quiet Hour’. The ‘Quiet Hour’ involved switching off all electronic equipment (including escalators) to create a less intensive environment…. Read more »

Why The Invictus Games Matter

The 2016 Invictus Games are going to take place between 8-12 May. The Games will feature 500 competitors from 15 countries, competing across 10 different accessible sports including athletics, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and rugby. What Are The Invictus Games? The Invictus Games were an initiative started by Prince Harry. On a trip to the… Read more »