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My catwalk debut in an inclusive fashion show for wheelchair users

Disability Horizons’ Deputy Editor Shannon recently took part in an inclusive fashion show for wheelchair users. Read on to find out what the show was about and how it aimed to break down stereotypes.

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Accessible festivals: Isle of Wight

Reader Alex Squires, who is a wheelchair user and festival fanatic, shares his experience of the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. Find out why it’s accessible to wheelchair users and why you should consider it.

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10 disabled soap stars played by disabled actors and actresses

Writer and soap fan Raya rounds up 10 disabled soap characters in the four main soaps – Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – that are played by disabled actors and actresses.

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Blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE joins Guide Dogs in new podcast series

New podcast series by Guide Dogs, I See What You’re Saying, sees celebrities – including blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE – talk about everyday challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people.

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The ultimate guide to accessible festivals across the UK

Keen to attend a music festival but not sure whether any will be accessible? We round up the most accessible festivals across the UK, from Edinborough Fringe to Reading Festival, that caters to a range of disabilities.

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Actor Jules Robertson on living with Asperger’s and rising to fame in Holby City

Our writer Emma Purcell speaks to disabled actor Jules Robertson about his career as an actor, appearing in Holby City and Endeavour, his mum Kathy Lette and living with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.

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Premier League accessibility club by club: how the teams fare

Wheelchair user Nick Bishop explores the accessibility of Premier League football clubs across the UK. Find out which are the most accessible football stadiums, and what some need to do to meet accessibility requirements.

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10 animation characters with disabilities

Have you seen many disabled characters in kids’ films or animations? Our writer Raya has rounded up 10 characters with disabilities in animations and kids’ films – some portrayed positively, and some not.

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Accessible football stadiums reviewed: part 1

Wheelchair user and football fan Nick Bishop has visited a number of football stadiums, including Wembley and Old Trafford, to review their accessibility for wheelchair users. Find out which are best to visit.

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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.