This is a new area of Diary of A Benefit Scrounger inviting sick or disabled people to showcase their talents. It might be a disability aid you invented that makes life easier in some way. Perhaps a product you sell into the disability community that offers some kind of innovative solution you feel passionately about.
Many "spoonies"create beautiful arts or crafts, but just don't have the energy to manage all the other parts of running a business - bookkeeping, marketing, selling, postage, delivery etc
If there's an aid, adaptation or product you love, even a local business you think are particularly committed to making their premises inclusive and accessible. Why not write a little something explaining why you think it's so special and how it's changed your life?
Most of all, I'd love to hear about products and services that are beautiful or where the inventor has made an extra effort to make something just as attractive as its non-disabled counterpart . All too often, sickness and disability aids are gloomy, grey and clinical. They feel institutional. If you make beautiful underwear that just happens to double as a spinal support or walking sticks that people admire rather than pity, I'd love to hear from you. First up, with the inaugural post......drumroll please..... is Ian Davies and his brilliant "Plugster" :