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Using my experiences with disability to help others

Julie Moss hasn’t had it easy. A turbulent childhood and catalogue of illnesses meant she struggled to find peace and happiness for a number of years. But her experiences have

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The Girl Behind Dark Glasses: a memoir of living bedridden with ME

Writing can be a great outlet, especially when it comes to dealing with a life-changing disability. Jessica, who has ME and Osteoporosis, has used writing as a coping mechanism ever

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Why councils need to introduce disability officers

Working out what support is available to you if you’re disabled can be difficult. Where should you turn and what are you entitled to? Simon Sansome, who became disabled in

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Sh*t happens: learning to live with a disability

Having a disability is the gift that keeps on giving. It feels like there’s an endless amount of sh*t we constantly have to overcome. Whether it’s physical or emotional pain,

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David Proud: disability is never an individual diagnosis

Actor David Proud, who was born with spina bifida, has appeared in a number of BBC TV series, such as EastEnders, Desperados and Siblings, as well as four films, including

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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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What’s the real weight of a manual wheelchair?

Weight has been the focus of the active wheelchair market for the last few years, after all, a lightweight wheelchair means it’s easy to propel and manoeuvre. But what’s the

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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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Be inspired by these body-confident disabled people

In our bid to change society’s view of disabled people and make disability ‘normal’, we’ve teamed up with PosAbility Magazine to share its popular body-confidence article rounding up 10 disabled

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Surviving a stroke: living life to the fullest and travelling around the world

New Disability Horizons writer Wolf, who is from New Zealand, is about to embark on a four-month-long adventure as he travels to a number of cities across the world, including