Tag "disability and politics"

News & opinion 0 Comments

Right to Participate: how to fight disability discrimination

Disability Rights UK has set up a Right to Participate website that helps you find out more about the Equality Act and how to fight disability discrimination. Find out how it can help you to fight disability discrimination.

News & opinion 0 Comments

Mayor with prosthetic leg faced online abuse over wearing flat shoes

A mayor with a prosthetic leg faced online ‘abuse’ because she wore flat shoes. She fears this will discourage other disabled people from getting into politics. Read on to find out more.

News & opinion 0 Comments

Disability rights: why our collective voice would be much stronger

David Proud, the first disabled actor to join the cast of Eastenders, believes that disabled people have become divided and despondent. He shares his views on how coming together would

News & opinion 0 Comments

We speak to Marsha De Cordova, Shadow Minister for Disability

Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Disability Marsha De Cordova, is visually impaired due to the condition nystagmus, which causes the eyes to constantly move. Our writer, Emma Purcell, interviewed her to

News & opinion 0 Comments

Where are disability rights in the political agenda?

As the dust settles from the party conferences a few weeks ago, writer Sam Heaton examines what was said, or more notably what wasn’t said, about disability rights and barriers