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BBC commissions new factual drama to mark 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act

The BBC has commissioned a new factual programme about disabled activists Barbara Lisicki and Alan Holdsworth, and the campaigns that…

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BBC Casualty story highlights health inequality for patients with learning disabilities

The BBC medical drama Casualty is set to air the finale of a three-part episode arc, which features the real-life…

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Rosie Jones: comedian, actress and scriptwriter with cerebral palsy

Find out more about disabled comedian Rosie Jones, who started her career as a researcher on The Last Leg and…

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Crip Camp: a documentary that celebrates the disability revolution

Netflix's Crip Camp is a documentary focussing on the disabled campers of Camp Jened who fought for the civil rights…

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Paralympian Libby Clegg in the Dancing on Ice final

Paralympian Libby Clegg, who is registered blind, made the final of the ITV reality show Dancing on Ice. Read on…

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Disabled actress Liz Carr set to star in her first Hollywood blockbuster

Disabled actress Liz Car is set to feature in her first Hollywoodd film. She is best known for playing Clarissa…

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The Healing Powers of Dude: a Netflix Original series with disability and mental health at its centre

A new Netflix family comedy series, The Healing Powers of Dude,

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How disabled actress and activist Diana Elizabeth Jordan is creating change for other disabled artists

Diana Elizabeth Jordan is a disabled actress and activist. She's been working in the industry for most of her life…

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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…

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Great British Bake Off: were you pleased that Briony’s disability wasn’t mentioned?

As the Great British Bake Off comes to a close, Disability Horizons writer and Bake Off superfan Raisa debates whether…

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