A young campaigner from the West says local transport is failing a generation of disabled people.Read the full story ›
The mother of a blind girl banned from using her walking cane at a South Gloucestershire school says she's now leaving because of fears she'll be bullied.
Seven year old Lily-Grace Hooper was told she couldn't take her cane to Hambrook Primary for health and safety reasons.
She will move schools in January.
A Gloucestershire student has become the first tetraplegic person in the world to take part in a Tough Mudder challenge.
21-year-old Rob Camm and his team navigated the 12-mile course near Cirencester on a wheelchair that he controls with his chin.
He was left paralysed from the neck down and reliant on a ventilator following a car crash in September 2013.
You can see Katie Rowlett's report on Rob's triumph here:
And you can watch her report on the Tough Mudder here:
For many young people with disabilities, leaving school and college involves leaving a circle of friends and support which is hard to replicate in adult life.
The result is widespread loneliness and isolation.
Now, a group of disabled young people from Bristol have teamed up to try to tackle the problem by reaching out to others.
They've enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make an honest and revealing film about loneliness among the disabled:
A Somerset teenager with Down's syndrome is becoming an acclaimed photographer. Oliver Hellowell has already held an exhibition of his work.Read the full story ›
It looked like Christmas was ruined when thieves broke into a special needs centre and stole the party food but the community rallied round.Read the full story ›
Robotic hand creator Joel Gibbard from Bristol has won second place and a $200,000 prize in an international competition.
Joel, who studied at Plymouth University, has been able to print a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer. He hopes the technique will make prosthetics more affordable.
He had to pitch his idea to a panel of judges at Intel's Make it Wearable challenge.
It has been an awesome experience learning from business experts and the other teams. We're far more customer-focused now and the result is going to be a prosthetic that is perfectly suited to the needs of amputees. With the money we've now won we can complete the development of this device and get these hands on amputees.
You can find out more about Joel and his robotic hand here.
Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire have been to Parliament today.
They've helped launch a campaign for young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college.
Ken Goodwin reports:-
Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire are going to the Houses of Parliament today.
They are helping to launch a campaign enabling young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college. The college's principal, Kathryn Rudd, says students have real difficulty getting access to a specialist places of further education.
A young engineer from Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand - from his bedroom.
24-year-old Joel Gibbard, who studied at Plymouth University, hopes the project could lead to low-cost bionic hands for amputees.
Emily Dexter reports:
To find out more about The Open Hand Project click here