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“Can you have sex?” and other common disability and dating questions

We all know that dating and disability is an often misunderstood topic. To break down preconceptions, we’re sharing a blog post from Becky, who isn’t disabled and is dating someone in a wheelchair, to find out how she answers common questions.

5 common myths and misconceptions about disability

The word ‘disability’ is a broad term, but there are beliefs and misconceptions still widely held today that cross many borders. We share five common myths, falsities that could change every

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10 bizarre experiences with carers

If you’re disabled, you’ve probably had your fair share of dealing with carers, and that probably includes the odd slightly weird one! Here, we share writer Emma Purcell’s blog on her

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Be The Difference campaign: helping you to find work

Able Magazine recently launched its employment initiative, Be The Difference, with the aim of helping more disabled people find employment. We’ve teamed up with Able Magazine to encourage more employers

The real effect of austerity on people with learning disabilities

Back in October, after Theresa May promised an end to austerity, we ran an article on a new book, Austerity’s Victims. It shows the real effect of austerity on people

Let’s change the way we talk about disability

Do you hate the term ‘wheelchair-bound’? What does it portray and mean to you? Our deputy editor Shannon, who uses a wheelchair, shares her blog post on why she thinks

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Disabled BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin’s catwalk debut

In January, we spoke to Lucy Martin to find out what it is like being the first visibly disabled BBC weather presenter, how she secured the job, why she became

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4 simple ways you can create positive change for disabled people

Our Co-founder and campaigner for social inclusion Martyn Sibley has been looking at the simple, everyday ways in which we can all make a change for disabled people. Here’s how you

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Changing perceptions: don’t think of me as disabled

Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is the founder of the lifestyle clothing brand [dis]ABLE, which aims to change the perception of those with disabilities. In a bid to highlight how

8 disability rights activists changing the world for disabled people

The rights that we as a disabled community have – and may even take for granted – have been fought for by disability rights activists, working tirelessly to help create