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Hey there, I’m Cazbarr.  I was born with a rare disability called Arthrogryposis. My disability has not prevented me from doing the things I love.  In fact, it has done the complete opposite, it’s made me passionate about my life, the things I have achieved and aim to achieve.  This passion inspired me to create my website Cazbarr, where I talk about my disability, how it affects me on a daily basis and all the trials and tribulations that go along with living with a disability. 

My blogs are mostly about my daily trials and tribulations with a few consumer product & service reviews thrown in.  Oh, you may find a couple of holiday reviews too.  Can’t wait for when we can all start to travel again safely! 

When I’m not blogging, I volunteer for Disability Horizons as their Partnership Manager.  I also volunteer for another charity called Ruils.  I am also the chairperson and organiser of my wheelchair service user group at Queen Mary’s hospital, Roehampton.  (If you are a patient of the wheelchair service and you would like to be a part of our user group, helping us shape the service, please do get in touch).

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I Visit Wales To Meet My First Grandchild! How Accessible Was My Visit?

It was a foregone conclusion we were going to make a visit to Wales to meet our first Grandchild. 

We stayed for three nights at a Premier Inn and managed to do a couple of sightseeing trips.

I’ll tell you all about my trip, where we went and how accessible I found things coming out of lockdown.

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Latest Blog

Shaw Academy advertises 4-week FREE trial to their online courses.  This is a lie, they false advertise & steal your money!

Latest Blog

Many retailers and businesses advertise themselves as being “Accessible” but what does this actually mean to disabled people?

Latest Blog

Why is the fashion industry not being more inclusive?  A 24-inch waist is not plus-size, no matter how you look at it!

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Blogs in the Works

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Accessible Family Rooms, Do They Exist?

As a full-time wheelchair user, I need an accessible room when staying in hotels.  I also have a family but I can never find accessible rooms that are equipped for families.

Because there are three of us, not all of us can stay in an accessible room as I have found they only sleep 2 people, therefore, we have to book an extra room for our daughter which then doubles the price of our stay.

I am contacting 10 big hotel chains to see if they do offer family accessible rooms and if not, do they offer a discount on any extra rooms needed?

WAV's- Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

I received my WAV in Oct 2020 from Motability.  It is fitted with a 6-way electric driver seat so I can transfer from my electric wheelchair.  The independence this has given me is beyond measure.

I will explain the process I went through in receiving my vehicle and the application process, along with all the features/modifications made to my van.

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North Wales - Did I Find It Accessible?

My first Grandchild was born, so it was a foregone conclusion I was going to make a visit.  All the way to Wales from London.  We stayed for three nights at a Premier Inn and managed to do a couple of sightseeing trips.

I’ll tell you all about my trip, where we went and how accessible I found things coming out of lockdown.

Subtitles - Missing Accessibility Feature

2021 and people with hearing impediments are still not able to watch TV inclusively!  If like me, you depend on subtitles, there is nothing more frustrating than hearing about a programme that is being raved about and you can’t watch it due to subtitles not being provided!  We pay a TV licence for what?  Most of us subscribe to a TV service like Sky, Virgin, Disney etc. but which ones are the most inclusive? 

I’m in the middle of my research on this, as I use Sky, Netflix and Amazon’s Video Prime.  Once completed, I will discuss which I have found to be the best to supply subtitles and how accurate they are.  

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Cazbarr Bites Back Blogs

Shaw Academy:  False Advertise & Steal Your Money!
Consumer Product Reviews

Shaw Academy: False Advertise & Steal Your Money!

So You Advertise As Accessible?
Disability Disabled Shopping

So You Advertise As Accessible?

When does a waist size 24″ become “Plus Size”?  When Victoria Secrets says so!!
Consumer Disabled Shopping

When does a waist size 24″ become “Plus Size”? When Victoria Secrets says so!!

Online Christmas Shopping During A Pandemic As A Disabled Person
Consumer Disability

Online Christmas Shopping During A Pandemic As A Disabled Person

Electric Wheelchair Assessment:  Being Told What I Do & Don’t Need As I Obviously Don’t Know My Own Disability!
Disability My Moans

Electric Wheelchair Assessment: Being Told What I Do & Don’t Need As I Obviously Don’t Know My Own Disability!

Tapi Carpets:  How Good Is Their Service And Products?
Consumer Product Reviews

Tapi Carpets: How Good Is Their Service And Products?

False Eyelashes:  That Work With Poor Dexterity
Consumer Product Reviews

False Eyelashes: That Work With Poor Dexterity

Disabled Facilities:  Do You Abuse Them?  I Bet You Have!
Disability My Moans

Disabled Facilities: Do You Abuse Them? I Bet You Have!

Brain Fog:  A Heart Attack Side Effect
Disability

Brain Fog: A Heart Attack Side Effect

Travel Agents:  How Helpful Are They For Disabled Customers?
Holiday & Travel Reviews

Travel Agents: How Helpful Are They For Disabled Customers?

Las Vegas:  My First Time Flying As A Full-Time Wheelchair User
Holiday & Travel Reviews

Las Vegas: My First Time Flying As A Full-Time Wheelchair User

Cruising As A Wheelchair User:  Is It The Best Holiday?
Holiday & Travel Reviews

Cruising As A Wheelchair User: Is It The Best Holiday?

Fish Insurance:  Do You Have Insurance For Your Wheelchair?
Consumer Product Reviews

Fish Insurance: Do You Have Insurance For Your Wheelchair?

Spectra XTR2:  Electric Wheelchair Review
Product Reviews

Spectra XTR2: Electric Wheelchair Review

PillTime:  Home Deliver Pharmacy Service
Product Reviews

PillTime: Home Deliver Pharmacy Service

Comfortable Nights Sleep?:  Adjustable Bed
Product Reviews

Comfortable Nights Sleep?: Adjustable Bed

Fault After Fault:  Wessex Through Floor Lift
Consumer Disability Product Reviews

Fault After Fault: Wessex Through Floor Lift

NHS Wheelchair Service: Is Yours “Fit For Purpose”?
Disability

NHS Wheelchair Service: Is Yours “Fit For Purpose”?

When I’m Asked What’s Wrong With You?:  Should I Take Offence?
Disability

When I’m Asked What’s Wrong With You?: Should I Take Offence?

Being Disabled: Should It Mean I Can’t dress nicely?
Consumer Disability

Being Disabled: Should It Mean I Can’t dress nicely?

Our Bingo:  A Place To Be Bullied
My Moans

Our Bingo: A Place To Be Bullied

Disabled People:  Brand New Car Every Three Years!
Disability

Disabled People: Brand New Car Every Three Years!

Bogus Companies Sell Via Facebook
Consumer

Bogus Companies Sell Via Facebook

Queen Mary’s Wheelchair Service User Group
Disability

Queen Mary’s Wheelchair Service User Group

Wheelchair user travels on a train for 1st time!!
Disability Holiday & Travel Reviews

Wheelchair user travels on a train for 1st time!!

Why Do You Never Finish What Your…….
My Moans

Why Do You Never Finish What Your…….

Are You VAT Exempt?
Consumer Disability

Are You VAT Exempt?

Are Disabled People Asking Too Much??
Disability

Are Disabled People Asking Too Much??

Vegas Wheelchair
Disability

Vegas Wheelchair

Pandora as Faulty as Their Bracelets!
Consumer

Pandora as Faulty as Their Bracelets!

Wheelchair Space on Buses – Row Continues!
Disability

Wheelchair Space on Buses – Row Continues!

Greggs – Hounslow – Disabled toilet – Free for all!
Disability

Greggs – Hounslow – Disabled toilet – Free for all!

Is money slipping through your fingers?
Consumer

Is money slipping through your fingers?

Is Your Shopping Basket Accessible?
Consumer Disability

Is Your Shopping Basket Accessible?

Fashion Sitting Down!
Consumer Disability

Fashion Sitting Down!

I Fake my Disability??
Disability

I Fake my Disability??

Blue Badge is Changing!
Disability

Blue Badge is Changing!

My First radio interview!
Disability

My First radio interview!

Disabled?  Could you use an aeroplane toilet?
Disability

Disabled? Could you use an aeroplane toilet?

Argos say “Good height for wheelchair users”.
Consumer Disability

Argos say “Good height for wheelchair users”.

Purple Tuesday, is it worth it?
Consumer Disability

Purple Tuesday, is it worth it?

Instagram ignores pleas to be accessible to all!
Disability

Instagram ignores pleas to be accessible to all!

Is it really discrimination?
Disability

Is it really discrimination?

Welcome to Cazbarr!
Disability

Welcome to Cazbarr!

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