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Celebrate and encourage inclusivity by making your voice heard

It’s estimated that the ‘Purple Pound’ – the spending power of disabled people and their families – equates to about £249 billion a year. Some businesses deliver great service for

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We speak to Marsha De Cordova, Shadow Minister for Disability

Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Disability Marsha De Cordova, is visually impaired due to the condition nystagmus, which causes the eyes to constantly move. Our writer, Emma Purcell, interviewed her to

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Oi’ disabled! No Job? That’s your own fault

According to the Papworth Trust, by the age of 26, disabled people are four times more likely to be out of work or not in education than non-disabled people. At the

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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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The Four Biscuits: a bakery run by women with Down’s syndrome

At the start of Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week and ahead of Worlds Down’s Syndrome Day on 21st March, we hear about a group of entrepreneurial women with Down’s syndrome who

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VIDEO interview: how to find a job if you’re disabled

In our latest video interview, Disability Horizons Co-founder Martyn Sibley talks to Jane Hatton, who runs Evenbreak, a job site dedicated to disabled people. Watch our video to find out about Jane’s

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Learning disabilities represented on New Year’s Honours List

36-year-old Scott Watkin, an eye care and vision development officer for the charity SeeAbility, is one of this year’s deserving recipients of the British Empire Medal. Scott, who has a learning

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Local authorities: are disabled people being represented?

Local authorities are supposed to represent the mix of people in the local area. With an estimated 13 million disabled people in the UK, you’d assume that part of local

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Autism: overcoming barriers to work for people on the autistic spectrum

Maxwell Dean, who has autism, explains the challenges people with autism face when applying for jobs, going for interviews, and in the workplace. But alongside it, he also highlights the

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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

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