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What is acceptable disability terminology?

Throughout history and the generations, disabled people have been referred to in a variety of ways. Even in society and the media today, there are still disagreements and misunderstandings as

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Disability and the welfare state through history: were we on the agenda?

The news is filled with stories of the current state of the welfare system. But what about the history of it? Who did it serve and were the rights of

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VIDEO: disability-rights activist Judith Heumann’s story on making change happen

In our latest video interview, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley talks to disability-rights activist Judith Heumann, a formidable woman from New York who has played an integral part in fighting

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The Anarchic Cripple: standing up to bigotry for everyone

Disability Horizons writer Raya AlJadir speaks to disability activist and blogger JD Weaver, who campaigns for the rights of not only disabled people, but all marginalised groups. We find out

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Direct Payments: the disparities between local authorities

Chris Cusack, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), examines how Direct Payments and the level of care people are getting differs vastly between local authorities – it really does seem

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VIDEO: Tanni Grey-Thompson on changing the world for disabled people

Following on from our launch of the DHorizons Tribe, in our new series, we’ll be interviewing experts, celebrities, and influencers to bring you video interviews, personal insights and more. This week, Paralympic

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Do you identify with the label ‘disabled’?

Disability has long been seen as a negative label, for the large part, conjuring up images of people in wheelchairs. But disability is wide-ranging and comes in many forms. So,

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Disability advice: here’s how to get where you want to be

JOIN our DHorizons Tribe and DOWNLOAD our ultimate guide for FREE Helping our community achieve is, and will always be, at the heart of everything we do. So, to help

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Disability discrimination: is it happening to you?

Have you ever experienced discrimination because of your disability? Writer Rebecca Sherwood, who uses a wheelchair, talks about the many different types of discrimination, from accessibility issues to prejudices, and

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Where are disability rights in the political agenda?

As the dust settles from the party conferences a few weeks ago, writer Sam Heaton examines what was said, or more notably what wasn’t said, about disability rights and barriers