Emma Purcell

Editor & Writer at Disability Horizons. Blogger at Rock For Disability. Loves live music, comedy, acting, chocolate and is a Harry Potter fanatic.
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What is acceptable disability terminology?

Throughout history and the generations, disabled people have been referred to in a variety of ways. Even in society and…

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Top TV talent back first BBC Writersroom’s open call for disabled writers

Top TV writers and actors Rose Ayling-Ellis, Ruth Madeley and Jack Thorne have thrown their support behind a new BBC…

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TV Access Project: a coalition of broadcasters pledge to make the TV industry more accessible for disabled talent

The TV Access Project (TAP) is a coalition of 10 of the UK’s biggest broadcasters and streamers who have pledged…

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Inside Our Autistic Minds: Chris Packham helps give autistic people a voice in a new documentary

In a BBC documentary titled Inside Our Autistic Minds, Chris Packham meets autistic people from across the UK and helps…

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6 influential and versatile disabled drag queens you should follow on social media

Disability Horizons shares 6 glamorous, stylish and empowering disabled drag queens you should follow on social media.

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Comedians Johnny Vegas and Sue Perkins open up about their ADHD diagnosis

British comedians and TV personalities Johnny Vegas and Sue Perkins recently announced they’ve been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder…

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Hamza Yassin believes his dyslexia was the secret weapon to winning Strictly Come Dancing 2022

Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza Yassin believes his dyslexia was the secret weapon in winning strictly 2022.

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George Webster: CBeebies presenter with Down’s syndrome will take part in Strictly Christmas Special 2022

Award-winning TV presenter and disability activist George Webster has been named as the sixth and final star confirmed to be…

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8 accessible festive events and attractions to explore this Christmas

We share 8 accessible festive events, in-person and virtual, that you and your family are sure to love and enjoy…

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Deaf actor and advocate Rose Ayling-Ellis recognised as most influential disabled person in Power 100 list 2022

Actor, Strictly champion and deaf advocate Rose Ayling-Ellis has been recognised as the most influential disabled person in the Shaw…

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