Features a disabled chocolatier, two members (one male, one female) from the GB wheelchair rugby team, disability euphemisms and a fond farewell to one of our presenters. Mat Fraser and Liz Carr present. Listen to or download the show by following this link. • What do people call you when they're trying to avoid saying 'disabled'? Liz explains what the Americans say and Simon Minty joins the debate by phone.
The Paralympics and Olympic Games could merge, says the president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Sir Philip Craven said things are developing all the time and nothing is "set in stone". It would be a controversial move with some Paralympic athletes fearful that disability sporting events would be overshadowed. But a joint Games has some popular appeal, a BBC survey has suggested. Speaking on the BBC's Ouch!
Tumble Tapp Snap is released today on the CBeebies website. Aimed at children with learning, developmental or motor function disabilities, it's a matching game that you and a child can play on your tablet or mobile phone's touch screen. It's based on the popular Mr Tumble character, seen regularly on the pre-schoolers TV channel and created for a special needs audience. The game presents a series of activities based on simple but important daily tasks such as getting dressed and going shopping.
@juliakite As someone who has to get help daily on London's tube, I've discovered not all of the staff always have radios on them and sometimes have to go and get one. Why? <shrug> Cos it requires training? They are a junior? Not enough radios?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".