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The great plastic straw debate: how will it affect disabled people

As Christmas parties get underway and drinks are in abundance, we take a look at the ban of a common sight at bars and restaurants – plastic straws. But what

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5 common myths and misconceptions about disability

The word “disability” is a broad term, but there are beliefs and misconceptions that cross many borders still widely held today. We share our top five most common myths below.

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Evenbreak wins UnLtd award for driving social change

Evenbreak, a pioneer in disability specific recruitment, has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The funding and tailored support package will help the organisation continue to

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The real effect of austerity on people with learning disabilities

Back in October, after Theresa May promised an end to austerity, we ran an article on a new book, Austerity’s Victims. It shows the real effect of austerity on people

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Celebrating the economic contribution of persons with disabilities

On, and in the days preceding the 3rd December, hundreds of disabled employee networks, education providers and employers around the world will be joining the annual celebration of the International

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Let’s change the way we talk about disability

Do you hate the term ‘wheelchair-bound’? What does it portray and mean to you? Our deputy editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, shares her blog post on why she thinks

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Over 90% of wheelchair users struggle to find accessible homes for private rent

The largest-ever survey on wheelchair users and their housing need has found that there is a chronic lack of wheelchair accessible homes in the private rented sector, according to new

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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.