Living with disability

Living with disability

Being disabled does not mean that one can’t do things, it just means changing the way one does things, as a couple of 35 years shared. BY: Sylvia Soh Irene Toh, 57, and Esmond Tan, 66, have lived with a disability since when they were in their childhood. Both suffered...
Travelling with a disability

Travelling with a disability

15 travel tips for seniors with various disabilities, so you can travel with ease and enjoy your time away.   Travelling can be a hardship for those with disabilities, making it tough then to consider going anyway outside of your own country. How can travelling be...
Accessible travel online resources

Accessible travel online resources

Lonely Planet has come up with a collection of online resources that will allow those with a disability to travel with peace of mind.   Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? None of these...
Accessible travel for all

Accessible travel for all

Lonely Planet’s Martin Heng shares how to make travelling less frustrating for seniors and those with physical disabilities.   Travelling is supposed to be fun. However, if one is disabled, it can be a frustrating experience. Ageless Online chats with 52-year-old...
Threads of independence

Threads of independence

A social enterprise that sells adaptive clothing, which allows those with limited mobility to dress themselves.   BY: Eleanor Yap   It was all a chance encounter that took 39-year-old Shamla Ramasamy down the social enterprise path. She was doing some...
Turning disability into gold

Turning disability into gold

Losing one’s sight would have fell the most staunchest of men. But for one man, he used that setback to become a champion for the visually-handicapped. BY: Tan Boon Leng When the light of sight went out in 1968, the then 29-year-old, ex-Raffles Institution student Tan...