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Sophie Morgan on being a presenter, artist and disability campaigner

Sophie Morgan, who became a wheelchair user in 2003 after a car accident, is a disabled model, TV presenter, campaigner and artist. Find out about Sophie Morgan’s varied career and life, and watch her in action.

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Top accessible music venues – as voted in the Outstanding Attitude Awards

Discover which music venues and festivals are most accessible to disabled music lovers by reading our article on the music venues that won alongside the British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Outstanding Attitude Awards.

Team BRIT and Nicolas Hamilton launch the UK’s first racing academy for disabled drivers

Team BRIT has launched the UK’s first racing academy for disabled drivers at a special event at Dunsfold racetrack in Surrey, supported by Nicolas Hamilton. Our writer, Emma Purcell, attended

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Ali McManus: a disabled singer with an unbreakable spirit

Ali McManus is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and motivational speaker from Detroit, USA. She was born three months premature, weighed 2lbs 7oz and had a 50% chance of survival. She was

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10 bizarre experiences with carers

If you’re disabled, you’ve probably had your fair share of dealing with carers, and that probably includes the odd slightly weird one! Here, we share writer Emma Purcell’s blog on her

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Make your home accessible with a Lifton Home Lift

For many people with a physical disability, one of the greatest challenges they face is making their homes accessible. In some cases, a physically disabled person cannot get up or

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Disabled BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin’s catwalk debut

In January, we spoke to Lucy Martin to find out what it is like being the first visibly disabled BBC weather presenter, how she secured the job, why she became

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Sparsh Shah: the 15-year-old rapper with brittle bones

Sparsh Shah is a 15-year-old rapper, singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker from New Jersey, USA. He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. He has

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Step and Stone: a Bristol-based bakery training people with learning disabilities

Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people, and only one in every 16 people with a learning disability is in paid employment in the UK.

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Making changes toward inclusive employment for disabled people

We all know that finding work if you have a disability can be tricky. But some businesses are starting to see the value in being inclusive employers. Find out how industries