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Disability short story series: Office Politics

Read the latest in our series of disability short stories, celebrating disabled characters as heroes and heroines, or disability at the heart of the story.

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8 books with a disabled character as the lead or focus of the story

It’s rare that you see a disabled character in a novel, let alone as the lead. Our writer, Raya, rounds up eight books, many of which have been made into films, with disabled characters as the focus of the story.

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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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10 animation characters with disabilities

Have you seen many disabled characters in kids’ films or animations? Our writer Raya has rounded up 10 characters with disabilities in animations and kids’ films – some portrayed positively, and some not.

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Disability short story series: Designer Genes

We don’t think that there are enough books with disabled characters as the hero or heroine. So, we’ve decided to create some of our own. Disabled writer Hayleigh Barclay and disabled

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What do you think of how people with disabilities are portrayed in films and on TV?

After watching jaw-dropping negativity of disability in a film, our Deputy Editor Shannon Kelly was compelled to write an article exploring the representation of disabled people in films and on

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Disabled superheroes: how many can you name?

Following on from our article about the need for books featuring disabled characters, new Disability Horizons contributor, Frank Lambert, tells us how he was inspired to introduce a disabled superhero

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Once upon a time: children’s books need disabled heroes

Alexandra Strick talks to Disability Horizons about her work to make children’s books more inclusive and accessible. When I was a child, the typical children’s book depicted a white middle-class