Blog Articles, tagged with: Disability

Accessible Parking Spaces


This week from the MS & Me archive, Declan Groeger shares his frustrations about accessible parking spaces used by people NOT living with a disability My 'MS Roller Coaster Ride' officially began in 1988. You know what I mean when I refer to it as a roller coaster ride- there are so many ups...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday November 23 2017 11:00 AM

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United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Thursday, 3rd December 2015 What? One of the lesser known days to commemorate disabilities on a global level is the yearly United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), on December 3rd. With an estimated 15 per cent of the global population, or 1 billion people with disa...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday December 03 2015 11:00 AM

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Educational Options


To coincide with the Better Options College Fair 2016, Aoife shares with you, her experience as a student with a 'disability'  Study, exams, assignments, referencing, money, first time away from mammy's cooking, these are the usual worries we face as third level students. When you are also ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday November 26 2015 11:05 AM

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Access to UNCRPD


Access to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities When people hear news related to the United Nations, they immediately think of countries at war or of those in third world regions that need humanitarian help. But what if I told you that people with disabilities in Ireland ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 28 2015 12:52 PM

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Access all Areas


Ah, public transport… Train stations without elevators or escalators; Buses with seats for elderly or disabled people; Crutches or walking sticks you want to throw from the train right into the Irish Sea. We’ve all been there, needing escalators instead of high, rusty, wobbly, wet a...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday June 19 2014 11:00 AM

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Accessibility around the World!


Does accessibility mean the same thing to you as it does to me? Accessibility, or lack thereof, is really a hobby horse of mine and it really gets my juices flowing, makes my blood boil! Accessibility is not just about ‘getting there’. It should be about what you can do when you get ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Friday May 30 2014 11:00 AM

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Why Exercise is Important


Baz Luhrmann had one piece of advice that he considered vitally important to give to the class of ’99. He said that if he could only offer one tip for the future it would be to wear sunscreen. He had other tips to offer but the wearing of sunscreen was 'the tip' The one tip I would like to...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday February 20 2014 11:00 AM

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Meet Declan the Activist...


'In his introductory blog for MS Ireland Declan Groeger talks about accessibility and raising awareness so everyone can live independent lives' This is the first time I have been publically described as an activist. I would never have thought of myself as one, always considering activists to be ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Saturday December 07 2013 11:00 AM

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