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6th - 7th July 2022
NEC, Birmingham

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News & Press Releases

  • Here are some ideas of what can be done to help us to stay well and brimming with wellness throughout the winter. 
  • In general, it is the right of everyone to make decisions about what happens to them, restricted only by requirements and prohibitions of the law. However, in some cases, people are judged to lack the mental capacity to make informed decisions, and this means that someone else must make certain decisions on their behalf.

  • Handicare has ranked Naidex as one of the top mobility and disability shows you can visit in 2020. 
  • According to the relevant regulations, most electric wheelchairs do not meet the air transportation standards. This means that when purchasing an electric wheelchair, you need to know the relevant regulations. What is the air transportation standard of electric wheelchair with lithium battery? 
  • For people with disabilities, flexibility is an important factor. The transformation of communications technology means that it is now easier than ever to set up on your own business, so, as we head into 2020, what do you need to think about if you are starting your own business? 

  • Assistive technology (AT) changes lives. It gives people with disabilities access to the technology they need to preform everyday tasks, thrive in school, go to college and excel in employment. But it’s a huge area, encompassing everything from simple, low-tech solutions to really sophisticated, high-tech devices and finding the right solution can be difficult in such a wide field. Add to that that technology needs don’t remain static, rather changing as people’s lives and circumstances change, and it can become mind-boggling.  

  • There’s no better way to get into the festive mood over Christmas time than to enjoy a festive trip. The UK has more to offer every year, so here are 12 exciting experiences to have which are both accessible and will get your festive season off with a sparkle. 

  • Christmas should be a time of joy and laughter. So it’s sad that it can easily turn into a seasonal stress bom. Here’s a quick guide to help put the sparkle back into your celebrations. 
  • In the world, we come across many disabilities or limiting factors that can affect someone’s life. However, we often see how emerging technology and equipment has helped people take control of their own lives too, but how can we apply this to someone’s learning?

  • The short, dark days and cold temperatures of the winter months can do a lot more than just raise your heating bill. Studies have found that winter weather can have drastic effects on your body and mind. Here are just a few of the ways in which winter affects people around the world. 

  • They say that travel is one of the best things that you can do with your time and money. And just because you have high – or low – blood pressure doesn’t mean that you should miss out. It does mean, however, that you might have to think a bit more carefully about travel – where you are going, how you are going and plan ahead a little more.
  • is the only national website offering amazing tailored experiences and cool products for people with different disabilities and ages.
  • Flying is all about experiencing the freedom, and defying the limits. For many people, accessible travelling seems like nothing but a beautiful dream – wonderful in theory, impossible in practice. Things couldn’t be further from the truth. Is every travel destination accessible? Absolutely not. Is wheelchair friendly travelling possible? Absolutely yes!
  • Being a Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo) and meeting the needs of young people can be truly rewarding, but it’s important to remember that relationships and interactions with others are at the heart of this role and that it’s vital to invest time in getting them right. 

  • In the biggest change to the blue badge scheme since its introduction in 1970, people with hidden disabilities will now be eligible for a Blue Badge parking permit. 

  • In the UK, loneliness is a big problem for many elderly people. Many older people live a good distance away from family and have lost their close friends. This can mean that they lose the vital contact that they need to live as full of a life as possible. There are things that elderly people can do, with the help of their loved ones, to combat the problem of loneliness. 
  • Amazon and the NHS have launched a new assistive technology partnership that sees Alexa, the AI-powered voice assistant, being used to offer health advice for patients who can’t easily access information online. 
  • With the arrival of brighter and sunnier days, happiness is in the air and so is love. Summer is a time of the year when our thoughts naturally turn towards new romance and relationships. Being disabled shouldn't be a barrier to love, and the internet dating scene can be extremely adaptable if you proceed in a positive way. 
  • Here are the five tips and tricks you need to have a safe and rewarding adventure! 

  • World Wellbeing Week (24 to 28 of June 2019) aims to promote awareness to the various aspects of a person’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing. 

    In light of this initiative, we’ve put together a list of 5 ways to put your wellbeing first! 


Here's our 2022 Agenda, just for you 🎈

This year's Naidex agenda was created with YOU in mind.

From accessible buses to adaptive adventurers, a good night's sleep to a great performance! There's something for everyone.

Check it out