Readers' Letters

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The things you say…

Our readers and visitors have strong opinions, and we love to hear them – even if we don’t agree with them!

 
We are here as a forum for discussion, so whether you want to comment on something you’ve seen here on the Independent Living website or in our weekly newsletter; to ask a question about some aspect of living with a disability or caring for someone; to “let off steam” on a topic that makes you cross; or to tell us about something that has worked well for you – do get in touch.
 
Send your letter by email in the usual way, and you may well see it published here. Please include your name and location – these will not be published unless you give your permission.
 

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Wheelchair manufacturers

Aug 25, 2016

I would like to know why wheelchair manufacturers use poor quality bearings and bolts that you end up having to replace? I have only had two chairs where the wheels […]

mobility retailers

Mobility retailers

Jun 16, 2016

I would like to respond to your newsletter item 5. Derek’s View on Mobility Retailers. I have recently purchased a mobility scooter for the first time, I searched the internet […]

Wheelchair ascending steps on premium ramp

Access to public buildings?

Oct 14, 2015

Could you give me some clarification with regard to the law and access to public buildings (in particular small shops and restaurants) for disabled people? I was under the impression […]

Independent Living reader's letter

All Disabilities Not Equal?

Aug 06, 2015

Just a little rant wondering if lots of your readers have the same problem? My son is visually impaired and high functioning autism and whenever we try to book tickets […]

legal rights

Impartiality?

Jul 22, 2015

Good morning I am intrigued to understand how you can remain impartial and yet promote certain manufacturers? How can I be confident that you haven’t been “paid” to promote certain […]