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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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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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Great British Bake Off: were you pleased that Briony’s disability wasn’t mentioned?

As the Great British Bake Off comes to a close, Disability Horizons writer and Bake Off superfan Raisa debates whether contestant Briony William’s disability not being mentioned was a good

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Strictly Come Dancing 2018: how Lauren Steadman and Katie Piper are changing perceptions around disability

Following on from Paralympian Jonnie Peacock’s influential appearance on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing, the latest line-up includes Para-triathlete Lauren Steadman and acid attack victim Katie Piper. Lauren has no

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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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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

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Disability short story series: Designer Genes

We don’t think that there are enough books with disabled characters as the hero or heroine. So, we’ve decided to create some of our own. Disabled writer Hayleigh Barclay and disabled

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Accessible festivals: British Summer Time and Bluedot

Festival goer Alex Squire, who uses a wheelchair and blogs about his experiences, reviews the accessibility at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park and Bluedot festival in Cheshire this

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Last Legs: a tragic comedy about disability

Last Legs is a bitter­sweet comedy-drama about a disparate group of people facing very individual challenges with a physical disability, terminal illness, mental health and trauma. Our writer Emma Purcell spoke to