Posts Tagged: disabled

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Teenage quadruple amputee told to prove he is disabled to keep benefits

Written By: Ian Johnson   17/2/16 A teenager whose arms and legs were amputated after he nearly died from meningitis was ordered to attend a work a...
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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 ...
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Why we have to create more disabled characters in children’s fiction

Author Susie Day grew up in 1980s when her personal experience of people with disabilities was Joey Deacon on Blue Peter. Disability in books was a ca...
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The complicated business of house buying when you’re disabled

Written By: Kate Ansell  7/12/15 Disabled people’s income can be low or vary wildly depending on health. This can make buying a home, and the ...