Today’s the day Columbus did NOT discover America

Today, 12th October, has for many years been dedicated to the memory of Christopher Columbus, an Italian explorer who discovered various places and claimed them for the Spanish crown who financed his expeditions. Of course he is best known as the man who discovered America – except he didn’t. On this day in 1492, Columbus … Continue reading Today’s the day Columbus did NOT discover America

Access for people with disabilities. What is ‘reasonable’?

For the disabled, particularly anyone in a wheelchair, gaining access to buildings and all their facilities can still be more than a little difficult in the UK. The situation in other countries may be similar but, from what I have seen, Britain seems to be lagging behind other westernised countries. True, we have the Equality … Continue reading Access for people with disabilities. What is ‘reasonable’?