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The Girl Behind Dark Glasses: a memoir of living bedridden with ME

Writing can be a great outlet, especially when it comes to dealing with a life-changing disability. Jessica, who has ME and Osteoporosis, has used writing as a coping mechanism ever

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Why councils need to introduce disability officers

Working out what support is available to you if you’re disabled can be difficult. Where should you turn and what are you entitled to? Simon Sansome, who became disabled in

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Sh*t happens: learning to live with a disability

Having a disability is the gift that keeps on giving. It feels like there’s an endless amount of sh*t we constantly have to overcome. Whether it’s physical or emotional pain,

Wheelchair exercise: using Zumba to make fitness more inclusive

Our Deputy Editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, didn’t think she would be able to participate in able-bodied exercise classes. But she decided it was time to push boundaries by

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GET 15% off new adjustable drink holder for wheelchairs

Blue Badge Style, which highlights venues that are as accessible as they are beautiful, has created a stylish cup holder, DRINK, ideal for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. And Disability

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Cerebral palsy and me: how a request for birthday wishes went viral

Model Sophie Newton and her brother Harry, who has cerebral palsy, were stunned when her Facebook post requesting birthday wishes for Harry went viral. He received numerous cards and gifts from

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David Proud: disability is never an individual diagnosis

Actor David Proud, who was born with spina bifida, has appeared in a number of BBC TV series, such as EastEnders, Desperados and Siblings, as well as four films, including

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Celebrate and encourage inclusivity by making your voice heard

It’s estimated that the ‘Purple Pound’ – the spending power of disabled people and their families – equates to about £249 billion a year. Some businesses deliver great service for

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Accessible festivals: Lost Village in Lincolnshire

Wheelchair user and festival goer Alex Squire recently told us about the accessibility at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park and Bluedot festival in Cheshire. This week, he’s back

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Why does the cinema cost more for disabled customers?

Wheelchair user Simon Sansome, who runs the disability blog Ability Access, loves going to the cinema. But, there’s a problem – if he goes to a Showcase cinema as a group of