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8 disability rights activists changing the world for disabled people

The rights that we as a disabled community have – and may even take for granted – have been fought for by disability rights activists, working tirelessly to help create

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6 ways to stay warm and well this winter if you have a disability

Winter inevitably means freezing temperatures and nasty colds for everyone. But if you’re disabled, the effects can often be felt even more acutely. To help you avoid seasonal pitfalls, Disability

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10 things only someone with a hearing impairment would know

We all know that having a disability can come with certain annoyances. Having a hearing impairment is no different. Here, our writer Raya rounds up 10 experiences unique to people

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6 ways to meet new people and find support if you’re disabled

If you’re disabled, loneliness can be a big problem. 67% of disabled people have felt lonely in the past year, according to a survey by Scope. Of the 1,004 people

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Mark Lane: Gardeners’ World’s first presenter in a wheelchair

Garden landscape designer and writer Mark Lane is the UK’s first disabled presenter to join the long-running BBC Gardeners’ World team. He was born spina bifida and has myalgic encephalopathy, both of

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Using my experiences with disability to help others

Julie Moss hasn’t had it easy. A turbulent childhood and catalogue of illnesses meant she struggled to find peace and happiness for a number of years. But her experiences have

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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

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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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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