Emma Purcell

Emma Purcell

News Editor, Freelance Journalist and Blogger at Rock For Disability. Loves live music, comedy, acting, chocolate and a Harry Potter fanatic.
News

Which? research finds that banks are lacking accessibility for disabled customers

Listen Research conducted by the consumer group Which? has found that disabled customers are struggling to access bank services due…

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Lifestyle

From London 2012 to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Boccia player David Smith in the spotlight

We speak to world number one Boccia player David Smith about his Paralympic success, preparations for Tokyo 2020 plus much…

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Lifestyle

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Paralympic swimmer Stephen Clegg in the spotlight

We speak to visually impaired Paralympic swimmer Stephen Clegg ahead of him competing at Tokyo 2020 this summer.

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Lifestyle

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Para equestrian Sophie Christiansen in the spotlight

We speak to Para equestrian champion Sophie Christiansen about living with cerebral palsy and competing in Para dressage ahead of…

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Assistive Tech & Products

Kellogg’s to roll out cereal boxes with world-first technology for blind and visually impaired people

Kellogg’s has announced that a new world-first technology will be added to its cereal boxes to make them accessible to…

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Entertainment & Culture

Coronation Street highlights the challenges faced by disabled people working from home during the pandemic

Coronation Street is set to broadcast a storyline next week that highlights the challenges disabled people have faced trying to…

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Entertainment & Culture

ITV’s announcement of first disabled contestant on Love Island sparks mixed opinions

Love Island's announcement of its first contestant with a disability has sparked mixed opinions among the disability community.

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Entertainment & Culture

10 influential disabled LGBTQ+ activists to follow this Pride Month

To mark pride month, our writer Emma Purcell lists 10 influential disabled people from the LGBTQ+ community who you should…

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Entertainment & Culture

BBC and UK arts councils celebrate the work of disabled artists with brand new commissions

BBC and UK arts councils celebrate the work of disabled artists with new film and audio commissions.

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Entertainment & Culture

Disabled actor RJ Mitte stars in new hit film Triumph

RJ Mitte stars in new hit film Triumph, which tells the real-life story of s teenager with cerebral palsy wanting…

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