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Podcast series with Liz Sayce: community participation and universal design

As part of a new series, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley will be interviewing famous and influential disabled people from the top 100 Power list to bring you a collection

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Election 2017: we look at disabled people’s fight for the right to vote

With yet another general election just around the corner, editor of Disability United, Fleur Perry, looks back at the history of the fight for disabled people to have the right

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Is the ‘yes you can’ mentality always best?

Disability Horizons Deputy Editor, Karen Mogendorff, explores the negative impact of the ‘yes you can’ mentality. Does it put undue pressure on disabled people to achieve more than they’re able

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The Disabled People’s Movement is still alive and well

Fleur Perry, editor of Disability United, takes a look at recent reports into how well the government is actually delivering on its commitment to give disabled people the basic rights they

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We talk to a disability rights activist who’s not afraid to make his voice heard

Disability rights activist Simon Stevens, who has cerebral palsy, has just released his autobiography. It talks about his struggles with abuse, addiction and attempted suicide, contrasted with periods of self-discovery and a growing

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Help us make the lives of disabled people better in 2017

As 2016 ends and 2017 dawns, Disability Horizons CEO Martyn Sibley looks back over the past year – the positives, negatives, challenges and successes. But it’s not all about retrospect. It’s also

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Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley voted third most influential disabled person

The Disability Power 100 list covers successful disabled people in politics, media, sport and entertainment. Produced by Powerful Media and sponsored by The Shaw Trust, it creates important discussions around being

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Why are ‘systematic violations’ of disability rights not newsworthy?

It was recently discovered that the United Nations’ (UN) has found ‘systematic violations’ regarding the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Yet the

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United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities: has it been forgotten about in the UK?

This weekend is the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD), an annual day aimed at raising issues around disability rights across the world. But Paul Lindoewood from Disability

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Life is a journey – so enjoy the scenery

Wheelchair user Chiara tells us about how she found herself on the Erasmus challenge, an exchange programme that transfers people all over the world. It was an adventure she never expected