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Ouch! disability talk show 96: Sledge hockey, stick men and welfare

Damon Rose Damon Rose | 12:15 UK time, Thursday, 4 April 2013

GB sledge hockey players preparing to hit the puck

Never heard of Sledge Hockey? Find out more about the Winter Paralympic sport on the show

This month: We discuss how benefit cuts could affect the economy, how campaigning on social media can be unhealthy as well as positive and how to communicate by message cards if you fall over or don't want to talk.

Also, what is Sledge Hockey?? Our basic guide to the Winter Paralympics now one year away - featuring Tony Garrett, sledge hockey goalie Rob Gaze and visually impaired skier Kelly Gallagher.

Liz Carr and Rob Crossan present.

How do I listen? Stream it on the web, download episodes or subscribe as a podcast with iTunes and other services. Details below.

RELATED LINKS

You heard the show, now find out more about the people and subjects featured.

Hannah Ensor's blog - On the show, Hannah the stickman cartoonist tells Liz and Rob about the cards she has made which she shows the public if she has lost her voice, fallen over, or other disability mishap. They're designed to communicate friendly reassurance in those who might otherwise panic or do the wrong thing.

Pseudo-Living - a blog by Emma Round - Emma took part in the discussion about welfare, social media and the economy on the show. Read her blog and follow her observations and pragmatic positive campaigning efforts.

What is Sledge Hockey - Listen to the show to hear GB's goalie Rob Gaze explain it with love for the sport in his heart ... or click to read this explanation on Wikipedia.

Winter Paralympics: Estonia win keeps GB on course for Sochi - Good news for the GB team via the BBC Disability Sport site.

Northern Ireland skier Kelly Gallagher GB's best hope for Winter Paralympic gold (BBC) - Kelly is our only gold medal hope at the Winter Para Games, the pundits say ... and you can hear her on the show.

Paralympics GB - Read the latest winter and summer Paralympic updates for Great Britain and find out more about disability sport and the people involved.

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