September 2017: what has changed? | My Disability Matters

September 2017: what has changed?

The new version of the MDM Club went live on 16 September 2017.

If you were a member prior to this date and have now logged in again, there are a few things you need to know, and a few things you need to do.


Your Profile

Visit your profile to update the fields shown, especially those marked as mandatory. Also consider your privacy settings for each field.

Note that your name will now show across the Club as First Name and Last Name.

Click here for detailed instructions on updating your profile.


Your Profile Avatar

If you don’t already have a profile image, update now to replace the image shown.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to update your profile image.


New Features

The upgraded site has many new features.

One thing we have changed, is to remove the forums and transfer that information into new groups. For example, the New Members forum where members introduced themselves, is now the New Members Group. All content has been moved across.

Another great addition, is the ability for all members to create groups. If you have a particular area of interest and know there are others in the Club who are interested, create a group and then have a place to hang out and chat all about it.

Click here to read more about Groups.

All new features are detailed in this new Help Centre. Have a look around the Help Centre and the new Club website.

  • Like other posts – or react with Love, Wow, Speechless and more
  • Add Locations to your posts
  • Live Chat with other members
  • Create Polls
  • Add GIFs to your comments
  • Find groups via category
  • Report posts if inappropriate
  • Easily identify admins and other member types



Unfortunately, we were unable to bring across your photos from the old site to this new site.

If you had uploaded photos to your profile previously and would like those photos on the MDM Club, you will need to upload them once again.

We apologies for this inconvenience.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to upload photos.



We have made some changes to the Badges system and it is now set up using different software that was better suited to the new site.

If you had previously earned badges or had progressed beyond the Newbie stage in the previous site, we will update your user account very soon.