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Challenging the misconception that carers control my autonomy

Simon Stevens, a disability rights activist, explains his frustrations around his autonomy being undermined by healthcare workers and carers.

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Amar Latif: entrepreneur, TV personality and first blind Masterchef contestant

Amar Latif is a blind entrepreneur who founded his own travel company, Traveleyes, and this year appeared as the first…

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Satonmybutt: reviewing and vlogging from the ‘comfort’ of my wheelchair

Disabled vlogger, blogger and reviewer Zec, who reviews for us on the Disability Horizons Shop, started doing so after experiencing…

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10 things living with a disability teaches you

Disability can be hard, but it can also make you a stronger person. Disabled writer Raya reflects on the positive…

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Using social media to share my experiences of having a visual impairment

Luke, who is visually impaired, shares his experiences as a blogger, showcasing how the wide range of social media platforms…

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Tesco installs its 100th Changing Places toilet

Tesco has installed its 100th Changing Places toilet to help those with complex needs use toilets safely and comfortably. The toilet was officially…

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The Disability Union: how it can help you to fight for your rights

This week The Disability Union launched, the first union for disabled people, run by disabled people, who will help you…

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Allen Parton: the Royal Navy veteran whose life was saved by his assistance dog Endal

Allen Parton is a 61-year-old Royal Navy veteran who became disabled after a horrific accident in the Gulf War. He…

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5 crafts to keep you busy during lockdown – disabled or not

As we head into the second UK lockdown, Catherine Shepherd, who has Charcot Marie-Tooth, shares inspiration and tips on crafts…

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Gardening jobs for autumn: top tips if you’re disabled

Listen Niki Preston, who has phocomelia and secondary thalidomide, is a keen gardener. She talks about her experiences as a…

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