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The world’s first Paralympic Heritage Centre is now open

Discover the history of the Paralympics at the new Paralympic Heritage Centre, open in Stoke Mandaville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. The exhibition is completely accessible to all.

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2030 and Counting: empowering young disabled people

Find out about how Leonard Cheshire’s ‘2030 and Counting’ campaign is empowering young disabled people across the world by helping young disabled people become reporters making a difference.

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L&Q sets out disability inclusion commitment with Evenbreak

Disability confident employer L&Q is working with disability jobs site Evenbreak to help more disabled people get into work. Find out what it’s doing to make its workplace more inclusive to disabled people.

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Help to stop disability hate crime online

We’re working with disability charity Leonard Cheshire to help highlight the issue of disability hate crime online. Help use to make a difference by taking our quick, 5-minute survey.

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Top accessible music venues – as voted in the Outstanding Attitude Awards

Discover which music venues and festivals are most accessible to disabled music lovers by reading our article on the music venues that won alongside the British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Outstanding Attitude Awards.

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Disabled musicians can now apply to audition for the National Open Youth Orchestra

Launched in 2018 to provide a progression route for some of the UK’s most talented young disabled musicians aged 11 to 25, the National Open Youth Opera is a pioneering

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Horrible Histories – Dreadful Deaf – Deafinitely not for the faint-hearted!

Deafinitely Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company have announced the world première Horrible Histories – Dreadful Deaf – Deafinitely not for the faint-hearted!. It will run from 29th May until the

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Take part in the inclusive Wings For Life World Run

The inclusive Wings for Life World Run is returning in May 2019 for its sixth year. Registration is open, so competitors from across the world and of all abilities can

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7 out of 10 disabled workers failed by employers

A staggering 73% of disabled workers in the UK say they have stopped working due to a disability or health condition*, according to new research from disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

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Visit Tune in to Access this March to discover new music technology

Join Drake Music on Saturday 16th March 2019 for the Barbican’s Tune in to Access, a celebratory free day of performances and participation exploring accessibility, technology and the arts. The Barbican is