Tag Archives: Scope

Once upon a time: children’s books need disabled heroes

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Alexandra Strick talks to Disability Horizons about her work to make children’s books more inclusive and accessible. When I was a child, the typical children’s book depicted a white middle-class family with mum at the kitchen sink, and dad coming home from the office to be greeted by their two point five children. Thankfully children’s […]

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Conquering Ben Nevis in a wheelchair

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New Disability Horizons contributor, Mark Cooper, who has cerebral palsy, tells us about his mammoth journey climbing the 1,344 metres to the top of Ben Nevis. Hi! I’m Mark Cooper and I regularly campaign in my local area to get better access for people with disabilities. One of my greatest achievements was getting the law […]

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On the edge – an uncertain future

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The current economic situation has created uncertain times for disabled people in the UK. Jamie Robertson from Scope, one of the UK’s leading disability charities speaks about the effects that the cuts to Disability Living Allowance will have, and how he intends to make his voice heard by joining a large march through London on […]

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