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  1. Driver using steering aid

    Driving with arthritis

    By Laura Marcus

    There is lots of support available if you have arthritis and are looking for ways to continue using a car and enjoying the freedom and independence that comes with driving. We asked for some specialist advice from a Motability Scheme adaptations installer, below.

    • date:25 Jan 2017
  2. Snowy tyre

    Winter tyres: what you need to know

    Winter tyres are specially designed tyres which can be used during cold, icy and snowy conditions.

    • date:24 Jan 2017
  3. Driver with passenger

    In-car technologies

    In-car technologies are always changing; features such as keyless entry systems, sat navs and parking sensors can provide numerous benefits and are becoming more popular. Additionally, the EU directive for all new cars to emit fewer emissions over the forthcoming years means that several initiatives have come into play to help reduce engine emissions; stop-start technology, diesel particulate filters and semi-automatics are among these changes.

    • date:23 Jan 2017
  4. Disabled learner driver

    Learning how to drive with a disability

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    The government plans to bring in changes to the way that driving tests are carried out in the United Kingdom this year. Actual driving time will double to around 20 minutes, and some traditional manoeuvres — for instance, reversing around a corner — will be replaced by more ‘real-world’ trials, such as reversing into a parking bay. The alterations have been welcomed by many, but what if you are disabled and want to learn how to drive? How does this affect you?

    • date:22 Jan 2017
  5. Greenwich park

    Getting back to nature – enjoy accessible days out spotting wildlife

    One of the great joys of living in a seasonal climate is how nature changes around us and the different wildlife we can spot at different times of the year. There are some fantastic accessible parks and nature reserves across the UK which make for fun days out exploring the flora and fauna around us. There are plently of examples in the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain and we’ve picked out a few of our favourite spots.

    • date:21 Jan 2017
  6. Lady and child by swimming pool

    The best accessible ways to get fit this new year

    By Laura Marcus

    Improving your fitness, health and wellbeing is a hugely popular goal when it comes to New Year's resolutions. As well as physical health benefits, exercise can give people a sense of wellbeing and happiness. So many people use January as an opportunity to set themselves a challenge to start or maintain a healthy habit.

    • date:20 Jan 2017
  7. Dog walking on the beach

    European adventures: Six of the best accessible trips

    With world-famous historic sites, cultural hot-spots, gorgeous beaches and superb restaurants, Europe has everything you could want in a trip overseas – and many destinations are easier to get around than you’d expect. Rough Guides writer Andrew Healey lists his favourite places for an accessible holiday.

    • date:14 Jan 2017
  8. Lady standing in front of car

    Quick hints for making the most of your car on a budget

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    It is that time of year where we’ve probably spent too much and almost certainly eaten too much! Once the festivities have ended, we sometimes find ourselves counting the pennies and the same can be said when it comes to motoring. We’ve compiled a list of five tips we think might help you get the most out of your vehicle when you're on a budget. Enjoy!

    • date:12 Jan 2017
  9. Lady using mobile phone

    How technology helps keep us mobile

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    Modern technology is remarkable and affects so many aspects of our lives. Beyond the incredible advances in motoring technology specifically, a particularly exciting aspect of modern technology is innovation that helps us get around, especially for those of us with mobility issues. Here we have highlighted five advances that we think are rather impressive!

    • date:6 Jan 2017
  10. Euan paralympics

    Euan’s Paralympic Highlights

    Euan MacDonald (of disabled access review website, Euan’s Guide) talks us through his favourite moments from Rio 2016.

    • date:2 Jan 2017