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Model, pageant queen and public speaker with Cerebral Palsy

Despite having Cerebral Palsy, Autumn Kinkade has won pageants, appeared in fashion shows across the US and is a public speaker. In all she does, she strives to inspire others by sharing her story of facing challenges and success. 

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5 romance novels with disabled protagonists

It’s rare that we see disabled a protagonist in fiction, and even rarer in romance novels. Check out these 5 romantic novels with disabled heroes and heroines at the heart of the stories – not sidelined or token characters.

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Paralympian Will Bayley set to join Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Paralympian champion Will Bayley will be joining the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2019. Find out more about Will Bayley, his disability Arthrogryposis and who else is joining him on Strictly this year…

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Drake Music hosts DMLab accessible music events this summer

Drake Music host live events this summer. Musicians, makers, technologists and sound artists come together to make music inclusive for all disabilities.

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Music venues continue to lack access facilities for disabled fans

More than 3.7 million disabled attend music events but reports have emerged that music venues continue to lack access facilities for disabled fans.

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My catwalk debut in an inclusive fashion show for wheelchair users

Disability Horizons’ Deputy Editor Shannon recently took part in an inclusive fashion show for wheelchair users. Read on to find out what the show was about and how it aimed to break down stereotypes.

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Accessible festivals: Isle of Wight

Reader Alex Squires, who is a wheelchair user and festival fanatic, shares his experience of the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. Find out why it’s accessible to wheelchair users and why you should consider it.

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10 disabled soap stars played by disabled actors and actresses

Writer and soap fan Raya rounds up 10 disabled soap characters in the four main soaps – Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks – that are played by disabled actors and actresses.

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Blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE joins Guide Dogs in new podcast series

New podcast series by Guide Dogs, I See What You’re Saying, sees celebrities – including blind Paralympian Libby Clegg MBE – talk about everyday challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people.

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The ultimate guide to accessible festivals across the UK

Keen to attend a music festival but not sure whether any will be accessible? We round up the most accessible festivals across the UK, from Edinborough Fringe to Reading Festival, that caters to a range of disabilities.