Independent Living

Beth Moulam holding stylus to direct input to communicate using AAC. Woman using AAC wearing glasses and sporting white sports top.

Direct input to communicate using AAC

Being given all the tools to communicate is brilliant.  Being human there are sometimes unexpected physical and environmental factors that impact our output. Occasionally however hard I try I just...

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AAC speech is not free. Picture of an ipad used as a communication device

AAC speech is not free

We live in a society where we supposedly have the right to freedom of speech.  The majority of the population can say what they think, when they want and where...

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Ablestay London external view, grey bungalow with ramped access

London has become accessible

I love to travel, however, going away is never easy with a disability. We love seeing family and friends too. My grandpa and one uncle live down south, but so...

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Beth Moulam Paralympian at The Vale Primary School leading assembly on dreams, hard work and resilience.

Marching on

My last blog post was about stepping back from boccia and retiring as an elite athlete. I’ve known for a long time what I wanted to do when I had...

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International Wheelchair Day

Happy international wheelchair day.  When I was 7 I asked for a power chair for my birthday. Until then I had been pushed first in a pushchair, then in a...

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The roofline of York Minster

Blue badge parking in York

I live in the beautiful and vibrant city of York.  A place that is full of history, culture, and art.  With streets full of cafes, restaurants, bars, and pubs.  Shops...

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Two women, Beth Moulam and Christie Hutchings wearing red jackets holding the Paralympic Torch in Tokyo 2021

Reflecting on 2021

A strangely different year of highs, lows, close encounters, and building long-distance relationships for everyone. Definitely, reflecting on 2021 has been a year when I guess we’ve all had times...

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Young woman with cerebral palsy in power wheelchair entering a shop

Occupational Therapy Week

OOOh, this has apparently been Occupational Therapy week and I am immediately reminded of the lovely Jenny.  She was my OT from way back. I think from when I was...

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Open bags and suitcases in navy blue with Great Britain logos

Packing for the Paralympics

The bags and cases have been packed, unpacked, repacked, weighed, and weighed again, and still need some tweaking.  Packing for a boccia camp or a holiday is always a military...

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