Listen to Episode 3 Now - My Driving Force Podcast - Episode 3
Richard Ryder talks to Peter Gohery, a farmer and DDAI Board member. Peter sustained life-changing injuries in a farm accident in 2009. Since then Peter has become a disability advocate and someone who is passionate about talking to fellow farmers about Health & Safety on the farm.

The options currently available to accommodate candidates who require special assistance to take their Driver Theory Test (DTT) are as follows: 

  • Availability of extra support e.g.  Extra time, voice over, reader
  • Availability of a reader recorder service whereby a staff member will read the questions and answers to the candidate and record their answer on screen

A man who lost his arm in a motorbike accident has been told he does not qualify for the Disabled Drivers Scheme.

38-year-old David Digan from Moate in County Westmeath was lucky to survive a motorcycle crash in May 2019 and has since had to abandon his career as a commercial diver.

Read more: Amputee refused access to Disabled Drivers scheme | Newstalk

Listen to the 2nd Episode NOW

In the 2nd episode Richard Ryder talks to DDAI Member Nikki Bradley, motivational speaker, adaptive adventurer and disability activist – Nikki was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewings Sarcoma when you were 16 years old.

Listen to the 1st Episode NOW

The DDAI have launched a new podcast called 'My Driving Force' - about what Drives People to reach their goals and achieve their full potential in life. In this series we will be talking to DDAI Members and friends about what is their Driving Force in Life.

The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) bring together national and international organizations of and for persons with disabilities and those organizations providing services to travelers with disabilities and seniors to work on the issues affecting the quality of their life.

Travel Tips and Access Information – SATH

If you are travelling abroad in your own vehicle and are on your own (or even if you are with someone) paying tolls can be a problem as you are in a right had drive vehicle.  A Tollbird box works on all highways in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Once you pass a tolling plaza, your box will beep and the barrier opens for you.

Survey reveals nearly 40% of respondents who are blind or vision impaired have been injured by footpath obstacles as Clear Our Paths campaign launches.

A new survey conducted among NCBI service users has revealed that approximately 40% of respondents, who are blind or vision impaired, have been injured because of unexpected obstacles or hazards on our footpaths. The survey results come as NCBI today launches its annual Clear Our Paths campaign.

***NEW*** dlr SpaceFinder App provides real-time updates on Accessible Parking Spaces in Dún Laoghaire. Great to see the spacefinder app expanding, coming to a town or city near you. Search dlr spacefinder in the app store or the Apple store.

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Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland,
Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

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