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Blog Profile / Ouch


URL :http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ouch/
Filed Under:Health / Disabilities
Posts on Regator:612
Posts / Week:1.9
Archived Since:September 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Goodbye - Ouch is on the move

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

This is the last entry on our page here. As of Thursday our blog will move to a new home, with a fresh format. Visit our new page to keep up with our stories and podcasts all in one place. While this version of Ouch will no longer be updated, it will stay here for reference. Show More Summary

Ouch's new channel on Audioboo

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

We're making it easier for you to delve into Ouch As well as the blog, we do a monthly internet radio programme. And now we're posting clips of the programme to a new channel we've got on Audioboo. Here are three items taken from the...Show More Summary

Katherine Kowalski: Life with Lawrence, whose syndrome has no name

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

No-one knows why two-year-old Lawrence lives with multiple disabilities. To mark the inaugural Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day on 13 April, mum Katherine Kowalski writes about her son's SWAN (syndrome without a name). For most parents,...Show More Summary

Sledge hockey: The crash bang of wheelchair rugby, with ice

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

listen to ‘Winter Paralympics: If you like wheelchair rugby, you'll like sledge hockey’ on Audioboo What is sledge hockey? And why should we be rooting for Team GB to qualify for the 2014 Winter Paralympics? "It's the disabled version of ice hockey," says GB sledge hockey goalie Rob Gaze. Show More Summary

Ouch! disability talk show 96: Sledge hockey, stick men and welfare

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Never heard of Sledge Hockey? Find out more about the Winter Paralympic sport on the show This month: We discuss how benefit cuts could affect the economy, how campaigning on social media can be unhealthy as well as positive and howShow More Summary

Is it hard to work out which class you belong to if you're disabled?

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

The BBC has published the results of a survey on the nation's class. Its basis is that the old class system - lower, middle and upper - is no longer relevant. Previously class was strictly determined by occupation, wealth and education,...Show More Summary

Who knew? Cartoon advises disabled should take tights off before a "bum shuffle"

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Tanni Grey-Thompson's tweets about a recent accessibility fail, inspired disabled cartoonist Hannah Ensor to create the above image. On arriving home late and discovering the lift in her building was broken, the disabled Baroness had to crawl up ten flights of stairs to her London flat, dragging her chair up too. Show More Summary

Joanne O'Riordan: I don't want to be an inspiration, I want to be the next Kim Kardashian

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, Emma Tracey speaks to Joanne O'Riordan, a disabled 16 year-old who is a household name back in Emma's home country, Ireland. I first saw Joanne on Irish television 16 years ago. She was just a baby and her parents did the talking but it knocked my teenage socks off. Show More Summary

Sex will cure your stutter

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Comedians with Disabilities Act Disabled children should be "put down" to save money, went the unfortunate dark joke from a councillor in Cornwall. Much reported at the end of February, we brought it it up in our monthly talk show and it sparked a lively discussion about the most awful things people have ever said to you about your disability. Show More Summary

Artist goes to bed in public to raise disability awareness

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Making invisible lives, visible When Liz Crow is out and about, she adopts a strong public image. But when at home, she has to lie down, cave-in and totally relax. She calls this her "bed life". "I go out there and try and be all energetic and busy and doing things", says Crow. Show More Summary

Ouch! show 95: Things that make you go ouch!

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Hear the Comedians with Disabilities Act on the March show Available monthly This month: Chat ranges from Nazi anti-disability propaganda to benefit reform and the recent "disabled children should be put down" comments from a councillor. Show More Summary

"I'm a crawling mummy": how one disabled mum looks after her son

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Laura got alternative parenting ideas from a support network Laura Miller lives in Glasgow with her husband and 13 month old Jonathan. As Mother's Day approaches, the wheelchair-using mum explains how she cares for her little boy who she cannot carry. "I do most of my parenting sitting down," says Laura. Show More Summary

"Cold, getting warmer, hot": New app helps blind people find each other

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Emma tests a new prototype app that lets blind people find other blind people. "We'd arranged to meet at a shopping mall but, as time went by, I began to wonder why my wife was so late," says Doug Wakefield, one half of a married blind...Show More Summary

Voices Found: Stammerers collaborate on new mini album

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

"I'm fluent when I sing" says Matt Twenty year-old music student Matt Bond has produced an EP, featuring himself and four fellow artists who all have a stammer. He doesn't like using phones, so explains his project in an interview conducted...Show More Summary

Lying on a sound box: deaf children listen to music

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions. If you're reading via RSS, you'll need to visit the blog to access this content. Radio 4 reporter Andrew Bomford visits a special school near Cardiff to find deaf children listening to music in a very physical way. Show More Summary

Disabled animal videos go viral

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

We love animal videos and, if the animals in those videos happen to have a bit of a disability, then we're drawn to them even more. Here are some disabled creatures currently grabbing our attention. A buoyancy-challenged goldfish gets around under water using a unique swimming aid. Show More Summary

Disability in film: Are attitudes changing?

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Marion Cotillard with an orca in Rust and Bone Ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in LA, disabled film critic Scott Jordan Harris looks back at the year's bumper crop of disability related films. In an essay originally broadcast...Show More Summary

Breaking Free: Three kids with Down's syndrome tell their stories

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

"My body needs to get more stronger than not getting fat." That's Ruben's take on what he must do to reach his goal. Ruben is 12 and has Down's syndrome. He's been training hard for the chance to swim for Team GB, one of three stories...Show More Summary

Road trip to the five countries that allow assisted dying

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Assisted dying is controversial the world over but there are a handful of countries which allow it. Liz Carr visits all five in a new documentary series for radio. All countries do it differently depending on legal history. In Europe...Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius, the day after the news broke

2 years agoHealth / Disabilities : Ouch

Oscar Pistorius "I didn't expect that story to appear on the news, it shocked me, it could just as well have been Tanni Grey-Thompson flies to the moon," said a friend of mine on the phone last night. She was, of course, referring to...Show More Summary

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