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Disability and parenting
Posted 2 days ago

Marie has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and in 2013 she became a parent through surrogacy. We talk to Marie about how her disability affects her life, the process she went through to…

From homelessness to success
Posted 6 days ago

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there.

You can find the right job for you…

News round-up, week ending 11 July
Posted 6 days ago

John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week.

The Department of Health has been asked whether…

Disability and sex toys
Posted 1 week ago

Disabled people use sex toys for the same reasons as anyone else: for pleasure, variety, sexual experimentation, kinky sex… the list goes on. But some disabled people also use them…

News round-up, week ending 04 July
Posted 1 week ago

John Pring, who runs the Disability News Service, publishes his weekly news round-up of the happenings in the disability world the past week.

Disabled campaigners have raised concerns about the "worrying"…

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Disability and parenting: how possible is it?

Marie has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and in 2013 she became a parent through surrogacy. We talk to Marie about how her disability affects her life, the process she went through to become a mum, and what it’s like being a disabled mother. Please tell Disability Horizons readers a bit about yourself. I am Marie, I am […]
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Working for the BBC: from homelessness to success

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there. You can find the right job for you by visiting the BBC’s careers site, but here, we talk to Senior Web Developer Jamie Knight about his journey from homelessness to the BBC, being […]
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Disability and sex: let’s be frank about sex toys

Disabled people use sex toys for the same reasons as anyone else: for pleasure, variety, sexual experimentation, kinky sex… the list goes on. But some disabled people also use them to assist with sexual difficulties or physical, mental or sensory impairments. Sex isn’t always straight forward for anyone, and it certainly isn’t like in the […]
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Working for the BBC: could you be the next employee?

In our series of interviews with various disabled BBC employees across the business, we delve into what it’s really like working there. You can find the right job for you by visiting the BBC’s careers site, but read on to find out more about how they got into their role, what benefits come with working […]
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BBC: new disabled talent wanted

Many people dream of working for the BBC – it’s well respected, highly acclaimed and the roles within it are diverse and exciting. But being disabled, you might assume it would be impossible for you to work there. You’re very wrong! Disabled people are a key part of the organisation, and you have the chance […]
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5 reasons why disabled people make awesome BFFs!

From free front-row seats at the best gigs, to cool props at school or down the pub, there are no two ways about it: disabled people make awesome BFFs, and here’s why… Following a history of being in institutions, disabled people are often seen as patients, outcasts and, well, something to not approach. Despite great […]
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New York Fashion Week: the first runway model in a wheelchair

Picture this: it’s New York Fashion Week, always surrounded by a ton of excitement and frenzied press, celebrities swarming in their droves to see and be seen at this highly prestigious fashion event. All eyes are on the catwalk as the first ever runway model in a wheelchair at New York Fashion Week strutted her […]
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“Why am I disabled? Well…” 10 funny answers to a common question

Talking about disability is generally a very serious topic. With so many inaccessible places in the world, discrimination, stereotyping and bad organisation procedures, there’s a lot left to improve. Being disabled, however, doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Disability Horizons is testament to that, always sharing the stories of people with impairments who […]
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Accessibility in Tokyo: the great, the good, the bad and the annoying

A land of an ancient culture famous for its advanced gadgetry and technology; but how accessible is Tokyo, Japan’s famous capital city? Disability Horizons co-editor, Srin Madipalli recently travelled to Japan and shares a summary of the great, the good, the bad and the annoying with regards to accessibility in Tokyo. The great Tokyo is […]
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Sex tips from a sexy ‘crip’

Telling it like it is, Mik Scarlet talks sex – how to enjoy it more, his tips and tricks, and why disabled people can make fantastic lovers. Let’s face it, we don’t live in a society that thinks of disability as sexy. Most able-bodied people think that having a disability equals an end to sexiness, […]
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