Invisibility of disabled people in the media

Is Frances Ryan’s article (Diversity is in Vogue, but not for Women with disabilities, 8 January) a call to arms addressed to directors of communications, or is it symptomatic of a wider problem to do with disability? In 1995 the … Read More

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Paying people with learning disabilities lower wages perpetuates inequality

Paying people with learning disabilities lower wages perpetuates inequality When is one person of less value than another? According to some, when they have a learning disability and are looking for work. Rosa Monckton, businesswoman and parent of a learning … Read More

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Looking for work with a learning disability: ‘You feel like a failure’

Looking for work with a learning disability: ‘You feel like a failure’ “I went for an interview last week – a van job, cleaning – and I told them I had autism,” explains Christopher Burns, 40, in Cornwall. “The interviewer got … Read More

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‘All boards should include people with disabilities’

‘All boards should include people with disabilities’ The charity Inclusion London is on a mission to improve diversity at trustee level Nineteen per cent of people in the UK have disabilities, yet the composition of many charity boards does not … Read More

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Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple. The nationwide survey of one thousand … Read More

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Women, disabled and BME still struggle to reach senior arts roles

Concerns have been raised about the quality of diversity data, with Arts Council England Chief Executive Darren Henley labelling under-reporting by NPOs “extremely disappointing”. Women and those who identify as black or minority ethnic (BME) or disabled are underrepresented in … Read More

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NDA 2014 – Voices Where Heard

To be shortlisted for the 2014 National Diversity Awards is a spectacular honour. I really did not let myself think for one second that I would be shortlisted down to last 5 in Disability role model from 21k nominations, I … Read More

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Shabang! ….Live Love Laugh Learn

Shabang! is all about raising awareness, promoting inclusion and acceptance, and celebrating difference. To this end we build networks of families with children with additional needs, bringing them together under the supportive umbrella of our arts  based projects – life … Read More

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MY WORTH AS A DISABLED PERSON

I am sad that this is the blog post I am writing on return from my holiday, but I guess, ignorance never has a desired time to rear its ugly head. This blog post is a little different. It is … Read More

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