Tag "Disability"

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Nearly 40% of disabled people we surveyed experienced hate crime online

37% of the 250 disabled people we surveyed experienced disability hate crime online. Worryingly, 36% of those who were targeted told nobody. We want people to be better protected against disability hate crime online.

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2030 and Counting: empowering young disabled people

Find out about how Leonard Cheshire’s ‘2030 and Counting’ campaign is empowering young disabled people across the world by helping young disabled people become reporters making a difference.

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How to make new friends when you have a disability

We hear from blogger Alison Hayes, who has Functional Neurological Disorder, on how to make friends if you have a disability or disabling condition. Find out how you can widen your friendship circle and meet people like you.

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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 and is keen to create change for other disabled actors, as well as change society’s perception of disability.

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How the Access Card scheme can help you convey your needs

A scheme in the UK is continuing to support disabled people in disclosing their needs to providers in an easy and dignified manner. The Access Card simply translates a persons’

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Disabled model Samanta Bullock on how to love your body

Model and para-athlete Samanta Bullock shares her blog post about why all disabled people should learn to love their bodies, no matter what. Read on for her tips to help

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10 truths about being a wheelchair user

We hear from writer Raya who shares 10 truths about being a wheelchair user. From avoiding getting your wheels dirty to getting the best seat at a concert, read on to find out how many of these you recognise.

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Do you feel lucky, 2019? It’s time for disabled voices to be heard

It’s a new year and a fresh start at making this world inclusive and your voice heard. With that in mind, we have a New Year’s message from Disability Horizons journalist,

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“Can you have sex?” and other common disability and dating questions

We all know that dating and disability is an often misunderstood topic. To break down preconceptions, we’re sharing a blog post from Becky, who isn’t disabled and is dating someone in a wheelchair, to find out how she answers common questions.

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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