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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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How to care for your eyes properly all year round

The changing of seasons can alter our health in seemingly subtle ways. But although the changes in our bodies are not as obvious as a drought or icy roads, they

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Eurovision 2018: the disabled singers past and present

Love it or hate it, Eurovision 2018 is almost upon us, with the semi-finals on the 8th and 10th and the grand final on the 12th May, all of which are

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Clarity: employing visually impaired and disabled people

We all know that finding a job when you’re disabled can be a hard slog, made harder by unaccepting attitudes and accessibility issues. But not every company is close-minded, and

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Making a difference for disabled people with my own business

Daniel Williams, an entrepreneur with a visual impairment, started his own company, Visualise Training and Consultancy, to increase awareness of the accessibility challenges faced by employees and customers with disabilities. Here,

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Top assistive technology and apps for people with sight loss

Have you recently lost your sight and want to know what technology is available to you? Or have you had a sight impairment the majority of your life and are

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Top 10 disabled celebrities from across the world

We’ve covered the top 10 female and top 10 male disabled celebrities, many of which are based in the UK. So we thought it was about time we celebrated those

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Canute: a revolutionary affordable Braille e-reader

Canute is a revolutionary affordable Braille e-reader that uses specialist technology to make it easier for blind and partially sighted people to read. Disability Horizons speaks to producers of the

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Three disabled people who will not let themselves be limited

When some people hear the word ‘disability’, thoughts of limitations come to mind—what a person can’t do, what they used to do and what they wish they could do. There

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Access to Work and UltraCane: helping navigate the world of work

Geoff Madge, a blind research officer at Essex County Council, is the first worker in the country to acquire an UltraCane through the Access to Work scheme. Geoff explains to Disability

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