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The show is dedicated to the promotion of disabled sport/activities across the UK. For children and adults to become more active or try new sports.  Past topics have included rock climbing, swimming, wheelchair football, abseiling, horse riding, snooker, tennis, frame football, judo and much more.  For a back catalogue of Speed of Sound podcasts see www.dsn.net.au

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News Flash!

Coming up on this week’s show we have 2 great guests.

Megan Giglia MBE, Para Cycling World Champion, is racing in
for a chat about her recent Gold and future plans.

And we’re talking to Alissa Ayling, National Sport Manager at the charity
Sense, who’ll be telling us how the flagship Sporting Sense project is breaking down even more barriers to accessing sport.

To listen to us live at 9 PM on Wednesday 11 th April, click here:

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Fighting our Way into Shops

We wonder what retailers should be doing better and how more
visually-impaired people can take up MuayThai Boxing

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Familiar with Difference - Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Disabled people have long called for diversity in sport, but how
familiar are we with difference in disability sports?

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The Tournaments Come to Town - Wednesday, 31 January 2018

From reviewing the Australian Open 2018, to looking ahead to VI Bowls
at Commonwealth Games, Wheelchair Fencing season, and Para-Badminton
at Paralympics, we have latest tournament news covered!

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Tales from Travels- Wednesday, 11 October 2017

On the road, in the skies, and across the hills- What to think about
when travelling with a disability

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A Week of Ball Sports - Wednesday 13 September 2017

Rugby plus Football equals one great show!

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Joining the Main Stream Wednesday 6 September 2017

Two case studies of inclusion- in gyms and a rowing club.

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Disability Karate Wednesday 28th June

Delivered by a professional team of coaches and volunteers. this teacher confidence, control and provides opportunities for disabled people to gain quantification.

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Sound Tennis Sussex Wednesday 12th July

This group was set-up to deliver blind/VI tennis in the brighton area of england.

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A weekend of vi sport Here's the one for Wednesday 19 July.

From Blind and V I Tennis to Goalball our reporters had a busy weekend covering these events

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Access Sport Wednesday 26th july

Accessing a sport can be a daunting rocess for disabled people we talk to Access Sport about their intention to open more opportunities for disabled coaches and players We are also joined by a familiar voice on Speed of Sound....

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Mike Brace recounts his career in disability sports Wednesday 7th June

Mike tells us Metroblindsport and went on to be part of the london 2012 paralympics.

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The Cost of sight loss A report from stand on their new show to tour Europe Wednesday 14 June 2017

I want to create a space where we can say new things about visual
impairment, beyond the typical portrayal of disability

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Instructability providing employment opportunities for disabled people in gyms

Aspire (www.aspire.org.uk) has launched a series of employment opportunities for disabled people in gyms.

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Speed of Sound zooms into 2017

On Wednesday 18 January 2017, Speed of Sound zoomed back on Disability Sports Network radio with a new presenter, Harsha.

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Speed of Sound Testimonials

These are some testimonials from previous guests on our show.

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Role Models in Disability Sport Wednesday 17 May

On Wednesday 17 May 2017, Speed of Sound asked how far has athletics come and how far does it still have to go?

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Inclusive Dancing Wednesday 10 May 2017

On Wednesday 10 May 2017, we were joined by Step Change Studios, an inclusive ballroom dancing group, intending to put the glamour and romance back into dance for disabled people.

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Accessibility Wednesday 3 May 2017

This week's show addressed something that is crucial to disabled people's participation in sport ... accessibility.

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Fundraising Wednesday 26 April 2017

On this week's Speed of Sound, we unravelled the trials and tribulations of fundraising with the help of 3 experts.

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The Growth of Disabled Sports Wednesday 19 April 2017

This week we discussed what inspires grass roots sport.

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Exclusive Live Show Sunday 9 April 2017

This week, Speed of Sound was live from the Blind Tennis Tournament in York...

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Mental Health and Disabled Sport Wednesday 5 April 2017

In this show, we looked at the role of mental health in sport and considered what inspires disabled people to try sport.

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Push Yourself to the Max Wednesday 29 March 2017

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, Speed of Sound discussed pushing yourself to the max and confronting the challenges ahead.

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Viva Lespagna!!!!! Wednesday 22 March 2017

We are off to sunny Spain!!!! V I tennis goes International.

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How importance of audio description Wednesday 15 March 2017

The theme for this week's show was the importance of audio description and how attitudes towards disabled athletes has changed and coverage has improved.

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Zumba and Blind Cricket Wednesday 8 March 2017

On this week's show, we revisited Zumba with Illuminate Freedom and spoke to someone from a disability sports website.

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The Promotion of Audio Description within Disability Sports Wednesday 1 March 2017

On Wednesday 1 March 2017, the show was dedicated to the promotion of disability sport and audio description within disability sport.

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The importance of audio description in zumba on film and tv Wednesday 22 February 2017

The theme for this week's show has been how sound design techniques can be used to rethink accessibility to film and television for visually impaired audiences.

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Yoga and Archery Wednesday 8 February 2017

On Wednesday 8 February 2017, Speed of Sound were joined by individuals who take part in yoga and archery.

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How Yoga and Horse Riding provide a therapeutic response to disability Wednesday 1 February 2017

The theme for this week's show has been 'sport for therapy' and we were joined by individuals who use yoga and horse riding to overcome disability.

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Cycling Wednesday 25 January 2017

She said she could "talk for England" and we're grateful that she could share that wonderful passion with us. Megan Giglia, double World Champion and Paralympic Gold Medalist, joined us on Speed of Sound this week. We were also joined by Ben Preston from Bikeworks.

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My First Appearance as a Guest on the Show

Harshadha joined Speed of Sound. Here's more about her experience ...

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A Gardening Revolution- Wednesday 16 August 2017

Going green with disability gardening experts, Niki Preston and Thrive

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Sweat, Blood and Hopes- Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Exhausted Goalballers return home, Cambridge United come to the
rescue, and why first aid matters now

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Reaching New Heights- Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Latest news from the height of the Tennis competition season and
progress of para-climbing

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Sports Heroes of Today and Tomorrow- Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Honouring the achievements of a cricketer, cricket coach,
para-archer,and newcomers to sport

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Sliding Gracefully into 2018! Wednesday 17 January 2018

Paralympic skiers and snowboarders slide on to the show and London's
first inclusive ballroom dance company brings the grace, again

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Familiar with Difference

Disabled people have long called for diversity in sport, but how
familiar are we with difference in disability sports?

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