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8 disability rights activists changing the world for disabled people

The rights that we as a disabled community have – and may even take for granted – have been fought for by disability rights activists, working tirelessly to help create

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6 ways to stay warm and well this winter if you have a disability

Winter inevitably means freezing temperatures and nasty colds for everyone. But if you’re disabled, the effects can often be felt even more acutely. To help you avoid seasonal pitfalls, Disability

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10 things only someone with a hearing impairment would know

We all know that having a disability can come with certain annoyances. Having a hearing impairment is no different. Here, our writer Raya rounds up 10 experiences unique to people

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6 ways to meet new people and find support if you’re disabled

If you’re disabled, loneliness can be a big problem. 67% of disabled people have felt lonely in the past year, according to a survey by Scope. Of the 1,004 people

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Music for Youth celebrates inclusion, accessibility and diversity

LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS | LATEST NEWS This year, Music for Youth’s annual proms focus on young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Its three Massed

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Disability and intimacy: learning to love your body

We all need a level of intimacy – being able to talk, touch, hold hands, hug, kiss or even be sexual. For many disabled people, intimacy is something that they

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Sparsh Shah: the 15-year-old rapper with brittle bones

Sparsh Shah is a 15-year-old rapper, singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker from New Jersey, USA. He was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, more commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. He has

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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