Outsiders welcomes Disability Horizons website
Two wheelchair users and, as they describe themselves, lads about town (they are from London) are the creators and editors of new website Disability Horizons. They are Martyn Sibley and Srin Madipalli. They say: “Both of us have poured our ideas, imagination, energy, commitment and love into this over the past 15 months. The feedback, growth and utility shows that we have created a much-loved publication.”
Now, they say, they need your to help share this love!
“We currently reach 20,000 people, but know there are many more disabled people, family members, friends and professionals who can benefit from Disability Horizons. With a larger community of people, we can share, learn and progress life for disabled people much faster. If you love socialising, travel or adventure, then this is definitely for you!”
In November 2010, Martyn and Srin went off on a road trip in California, and while on their travels dreamt up a huge project which, they decided, they wanted to bring to the world.
Imagine two lifelong friends, two electric wheelchairs, two Personal Care Assistants, a hoist, and an accessible car, stirring up a big cocktail of imagination and innovation, during a dream adventure.
The idea was to start an online disability lifestyle magazine like no other.
After months of working hard to turn the vision into a reality, Martyn and Srin launched the Disability Horizons website. The Disability Horizons community is already 20,000 strong, mostly through its social media channels. Its readers write the articles, share their wealth of disability knowledge, and progress towards their individual dreams together.
Articles include personal stories on employment, sport, travel, and relationships. The guys share many of their own daring escapades, and also have regular article contributions from high profile organizations, service providers, politicians, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and various opinion formers that have the power to shape and change lives.
There is a page for readers to pose their own questions, an area to post unwanted disability items (the classifieds section), a resources profile page for disability companies to share useful products/services, and the Disability Horizons “Travel Zone”.
Martyn and Srin say: “This site pioneers an innovative 21st century approach to disability by empowering an aspirational community to provide and share content that informs, inspires, and entertains. If you want to become part of this unique, vibrant and useful magazine, get in touch straight away!”
The website is, yes, you guessed:
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