Martyn Sibley
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Martyn Sibley is a passionate disability campaigner, who is dedicated to inspiring, informing and changing the world around disability issues. Although he requires support with all aspects of daily life, (whether crossing the road, accessing public transport or overcoming stereotypes) he lives independently, drives a car, runs his own business and has undertaken trips to Australia, America and many parts of Europe. Read more on www.martynsibley.com

Entries by Martyn Sibley

Think. Act. Pause. Learn. Repeat.

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2016 | (13:54)

martyn and kasia in greek ruins

Time has flown by once again since my last post. With the solar system, earth and my mind still in tact (just about); all is ok though. I'm currently writing from our second (or is...

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Are We a Step Closer to 3D Printing Disability Equipment?

(1) Comments | Posted 5 May 2016 | (18:23)

For some time now, along with many others, I have been watching if and how 3D printing can revolutionise the mobility sector. It would be too easy to take cheap shots at certain companies in the current market place. However I'll just say that product innovation, value for money,...

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Can We Fight Discrimination With Data?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2016 | (19:08)

I've finally found an hour to write a blog post for you all. Apologies it's been so long. I'm currently musing as Kasia watches a movie on her Amazon Fire, while we bob along in our Pont Aven cabin (with Brittany Ferries) from Plymouth to Santander. We're heading to...

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Accessible Travel Week: Accessible Accommodation

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2016 | (18:03)

Accessible travel week ribbon - low res
Are you unsure of the most accessible places to stay when travelling? Does the thought of staying anywhere other than your bedroom, where you have all your equipment, panic you?

I'm running an awesome...

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Launching Accessible Travel Week

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2016 | (20:31)

5.e Mount Teide Tenerife

I have always had a passion for travel and for helping others. It's very rare in life that two things we enjoy can go together. Ever since I left my London job and travelled more; this...

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My Visit to the Thermal Waters of Archena Spa in Spain

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2016 | (13:44)

Nearly a week has passed since landing back in the UK from Spain. Unfortunately we were delayed for 3 hours, but with other flights being cancelled, we were actually lucky to get home. This week took me to Virgin Atlantic HQ near Gatwick and a Holiday Inn hotel around...

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Accessible Murcia

(0) Comments | Posted 20 March 2016 | (18:15)

For a few months Kasia, her brothers crew in Peterborough and her parents in Poland were planning a 2 week holiday in the sun. With access, finances and children to consider - it proved tricky to arrange.

Finally we found a place on Owners Direct near to Torrevieja...

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A Heartfelt Post on the Disability Benefit Cuts

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2016 | (10:41)

These past days my news apps, Twitter feed and Facebook timeline have been all about the disability benefit cuts. This post may not have perfectly researched stats, inside knowledge of government policy, big media clout, or total rationality; but it's from the heart.

Since leaving my...

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Published Author, Keynote Speaker and Accessible Travel Expert

(0) Comments | Posted 27 February 2016 | (23:54)

I cannot believe it's almost March. This year is flying by. I've been feeling guilty for not writing to you more. However I've been hibernating, planning and organising the coming months. Whilst this isn't conducive to articles, it is going to provide loads of content for you very soon...

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Highlights and Hopes

(0) Comments | Posted 31 December 2015 | (20:17)

Martyn in Tenerife - featured

For this year's 'New Year' post I wanted to summarise my highlights from 2015. I haven't gone into much detail, but I've linked to the original posts if you want to go deeper. Finally I've shared...

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Accessible Skiing in Catalonia

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2015 | (17:21)

Accessible Skiing in Catalonia

It's not so surprising to hear that Kasia and I visited Barcelona again last week. We do love a little trip there! What is less known, however, are the reasons why we went this time and...

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I'll Rest in the Afterlife

(0) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (22:07)

I always tend to get a bit more philosophical in the winter. With the recent Paris attacks and the Serious Case Review (SCR) of the 3 killed children with SMA I have been feeling extra thoughtful. Instead of just going round in circles or having thoughts of hate,...

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Accessible Tenerife

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2015 | (18:57)

Tenerife is situated in the Canary Islands. Some might say it is a tiny bit of land off of West Africa. For me it is a lot more! I've visited this wonderful island many times and simply love it.

My first trip was with my family when I...

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Accessible Cambridge with the European Network of Accessible Tourism

(0) Comments | Posted 11 October 2015 | (18:21)

Martyn and Kasia in Cambridge
What a busy fortnight! I hope you enjoyed the posts on the Spanish conference, our trip around Madrid, and my views on improving air travel for disabled people. Today I'd like to tell you about...

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Accessible Air Travel

(1) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (10:30)

Fortunately air travel is possible for most disabled people nowadays. There are some people who cannot be transferred onto the plane, sit comfortably, not use the loo during the flight and/or get their wheelchair on board. This must be addressed asap. Of those who do travel, the process is...

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An Accessible Whirlwind in Madrid

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2015 | (12:49)

An Accessible Whirlwind in Madrid - featured

In my last post I talked you through the Accessible Tourism conference I spoke at in Spain. Now I want to share with you how I got on in Madrid outside of my...

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Speaking at the International Accessible Technology and Tourism Conference in Madrid

(0) Comments | Posted 30 September 2015 | (16:34)

Last week I was invited to Madrid by the huge national Spanish Charity, Once. They are funded from the sales of lottery tickets, and run many projects for disabled people. Their staff and board of trustees are heavily represented by disabled people which I applaud.

The conference was...

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The Importance of Health, Learning and Leisure

(0) Comments | Posted 20 September 2015 | (18:47)

When we are children our health is often low down the agenda, and even out of our comprehension. I generally hated healthy food and any exercise. Additionally I wouldn't say that I loved school. I didn't hate it either. My grades were fine. It was just that I had...

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'F' the Fear

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2015 | (20:52)

Like many others, I had lost interest in politics over recent times. It's really sad because I used to love watching the political news, reading articles, chatting to my mate Rich (Dicky) Currie, and tuning in for Thursday night BBC politics program 'this week'. As with all gradual changes,...

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One Week

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2015 | (01:52)

It's Thursday night. It's raining. I've just written an update to 28 amazing people who backed my Kickstarter over the halfway mark, already. Beyond feeling confident we'll hit the £2200 target towards the costs of publishing my first book, it's got me feeling all philosophical and reflective.

So...

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