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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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Why is disability still portrayed as a punishment?

Coronation Street character Josh Tucker recently became blind after side-stepping justice and escaping jail. Does his new disability mean it’s a form of punishment? A sort of retribution? Our writer

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Purple Tuesday: the UK’s first accessible shopping day

LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS The UK’s first day dedicated to accessible shopping will take place on 13th November in the run-up to Christmas 2018.

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Music for Youth celebrates inclusion, accessibility and diversity

LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS This year, Music for Youth’s annual proms focus on young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Its three Massed

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Living through austerity with a learning disability

As Theresa May promises to end austerity, we hear from the author of Austerity’s Victims, a book that looks at the real effects of austerity on people with learning disabilities.

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How assistive technology can support dyslexia

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week (1st of October – 7th October), which is organised by the British Dyslexia Association. Despite most people being aware of the condition, there are

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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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Forget Me Not: a film about inclusive education

LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS US director Olivier Bernier has been awarded $400,000 to make a film about the search for his son’s inclusive education. Olivier Bernier’s

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Disability rights: why our collective voice would be much stronger

David Proud, the first disabled actor to join the cast of Eastenders, believes that disabled people have become divided and despondent. He shares his views on how coming together would

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Sh*t happens: learning to live with a disability

Having a disability is the gift that keeps on giving. It feels like there’s an endless amount of sh*t we constantly have to overcome. Whether it’s physical or emotional pain,