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.
Entertainment & Culture

Deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis wins Strictly Come Dancing 2021

Rose Ayling-Ellis and her professional dance partner Giovanni Pernice have been crowned champions of Strictly Come Dancing 2021, with Rose…

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Assistive Tech & Products

Rob Smith: designer of the Active Hands gripping aids

We speak to Rob Smith about living with his disability, designing the Active Hands gripping aids, competing as a wheelchair…

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Lifestyle

10 Christmas memories growing up with a disability

Emma Purcell shares a blog post she wrote a few years ago, in which she lists her favourite Christmas memories…

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Entertainment & Culture

TV presenter Paddy McGuinness opens up about being a parent to autistic children in new BBC documentary

In a new one-off BBC documentary titled Paddy And Christine McGuinness: Our Family And Autism, TV presenter Paddy McGuinness and…

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Entertainment & Culture

Bake Off contestant uses show to celebrate ADHD and dyslexia

Great British Bake Off contestant Lizzie Acker has revealed she has ADHD and dyslexia, while competing in her quarter final…

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Entertainment & Culture

Paralympian Kadeena Cox joins the lineup of I’m A Celebrity 2021

Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox has been confirmed as one of the campmates to take part in I’m A Celebrity 2021.

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Entertainment & Culture

Disabled consultant and presenter Simon Minty joins the cast of Gogglebox

Simon Minty, a disability consultant and presenter, best known for being a co-host of the disability podcast BBC Ouch!, has…

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Entertainment & Culture

The Valuable 500 becomes first disability organisation to reach number one in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list 2021

Global leadership movement The Valuable 500 becomes the first organisation to reach the top spot in the Power 100 list…

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Entertainment & Culture

George Webster: First CBeebies presenter with Down’s Syndrome

We speak to disabled actor and dancer George Webster who has become the first CBeebies presenter with Down's Syndrome.

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Assistive Tech & Products

Holly Yendell: fashion designer of accessible clothing brand L.able

We speak to fashion designer Holly Yendell about her accessible clothing brand L.able, how she started out and her accessible…

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