Tag "Disability"

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Is disability a political issue?

Next year, in fact in fourteen months time, there will be a general election. In the build-up, the lobbying and posturing, the canvassing and polling, the TV reports and the

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Dating confessions of a 20-something disabled guy: part one

Dating is rarely straightforward, and sometimes less so if you have a disability. It certainly involves time and energy, often mishaps and embarrassments, but if you’re lucky and have humour,

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Film Review: Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady

After the recent death of Margaret Thatcher, Faiza Siddiqui gives us her take on the film The Iron Lady, which tells the story of Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister, and

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Paralympic Games 2012: is disability viewed differently?

Following on from our article questioning whether the Paralympic Games 2012 has changed the way disability is viewed, Disability Horizons contributor Mark Cooper gives us his view on this hot debate.

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What is access?

Access auditor Iyiola Olafimihan, who uses both a wheelchair and crutches, talks to Disability Horizons about accessibility in entertainment venues, and how the word ‘accessible’ doesn’t always mean somewhere is.

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Book review: Desires Reborn by Penny Pepper

Kirsty Liddiard, an academic currently based at Ryerson University, Toronto, reviews the book Desires Reborn, a collection of unique short erotic stories unashamedly exploring sex and disability. Desires Reborn begins

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Accessible accommodation with My Shire Houses

Disability Horizons reader, James Ford, talks about how his road to recovery lead to fulfilling a dream and creating a business for accessible accommodation, with My Shire Houses. My name

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Viewing disability and difference through the eye of a lens

Photography can be a powerful way to explore both the human body and how is is seen by the world. Photographer Claire Gilliam talks to Disability Horizons about how she

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Arlene on the Scene: disability and children’s books

Arlene on the Scene is a children’s book about disability and embracing differences. The author, Carol Liu, talks to Disability Horizons about the book and how she’s using it to teach

Paralympic Games 2012: the legacy and impact

It’s been just over a month since the Paralympic Games and Jonathan Wade, who runs  Innovative Minds at Work (which aims to break down barriers faced by disabled people) talks