Category: Disability

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Katie Hopkins sparks Top Gear diversity debate: ‘Where’s the disabled one?’

Written By: Emma Powell   11/2/16 Katie Hopkins has sparked a Top Gear diversity debate following the reveal of the new line-up. The BBC announced o...
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Disabled violinist makes music with her brainwaves

Written By: Alan Martin 8/2/16 Rosemary Johnson makes her first music in 27 years, thanks to EEG technology from Plymouth University. When she was 22,...
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One in four teenagers suffer trolling online

One in four teenagers suffered hate abuse online in the last year, a major report has revealed. A survey of 13 to 18-year-olds found 24 per cent repo...
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Ireland’s First Disability Confidence Project launched in Midwest

Written By: Mark Dumphy  6/2/16 The EmployAbility Services in Clare and Limerick have joined forces with the Chambers of Commerce in Shannon, Ennis a...
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UK’S FIRST DEBUT LEAD ROLE DISABLED ACTRESS WINS L.A. MOVIE AWARDS AND JOINS OSCARS DIVERSITY DEBATE

LONDON (February 1st 2016) With the lack of black actors causing boycotts at this year’s Oscars; criticism of leading men like Eddie Redmayne ‘cri...
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BBC jobs reserved for ‘diversity’ candidates

Written By: Ben Endley  | 2/2/16 THE BBC is set to offer writing jobs on its top drama shows exclusively to candidates from ethnic minority backgroun...
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Disabled LGBT people report horrific levels of bullying

Written By: Nick Duffy 2/2/16 People who are disabled and gay are likely to suffer from shocking levels of homophobic bullying. The Anti-Bullying Al...
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Lego unveils figure of boy in a wheelchair at toy fair after #ToysLikeMe campaign calls for more diversity

Written By: Jessica Haworth   28/1/16 So far the boy in the wheelchair has only been on display, but hopefully for Lego fans he’ll soon be stoc...
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Why Facebook has become so important to the sign language community

Sign language users once had to meet at local deaf clubs to have conversations and share their views. Now, video on social media means things have cha...
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People still don’t see disabled men like me as dating material, says Undateables star

Written By: Jonathan Wells  21/1/16 On Monday evening, George Dowell became an instant and unlikely heartthrob. After an appearance on Channel 4 rea...