Category: Disability

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Channel 4 launches Year of Disability

Written By: Stephen Chapman  19/1/16 Channel 4 will be doubling the number of people with disabilities appearing in 20 of its biggest shows, as part...
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The First Line of Dolls with Disabilities Is Finally Here

Written By: Joanna Valente  14/1/15 Right after American Girl launched a line of dolls with a diabetes care kit, British toymaker Makies has released...
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Autism and Bisexuality: Overlaps and Obstacles

Written By: Jonathan Andrews As well as being autistic, I’m also bisexual – and I’ve found many autistic friends or acquaintances tend to identi...
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Driverless Cars Could Transform the Lives of Disabled People

Written by: Edward Lowe  8/1/16  Much of the excitement and furore surrounding driverless cars is due to two potential benefits; reducing the numbe...
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Public urged to ‘Supercharge ParalympicsGB’ in major new fundraising campaign

British Paralympic Association kicks off 2016 with launch as athletes enter last crucial stage of journey ahead of Rio Paralympics. The British Paraly...
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Intriguing gender differences found in autistic friendships

Written By: Tim Newman   6/1/16  Could gender differences in the symptoms of autism mask their prevalence in girls? A recent study into autistic fri...
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Disabled Model Chelsey Jay ‘Humiliated’ As The Clothes Show Didn’t Provide Wheelchair Ramp

Written By: Ellen Wallwork  11/12/15 A disabled model has spoken about the outrage she felt when she couldn’t fulfill an invitation to speak a...
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‘How I overcame bullying to be one of UK’s top entrepreneurs’: Wandsworth teen shares inspirational story

Written By: Sara Oldfield  15/12/15 A Southfields teenager who was crippled by his stutter, bullied, and excluded from school five times, has turned...
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Subtitles! Are they a dream, or will they be real?

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Why I want more disabled characters in books

Teen blogger Megan The Book Addicted Girl kicks off a day of celebrating disabilities diversity in children’s books – and calling for more. About ...