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A BIOGRAPHY OF VINCE STASKEL: BORN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY – AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN

Vince Staskel - In his own words "Growing up in the 1950-60s there was no ADA or very much anything physically accessible available to me....

CONVERSATIONS WITH TANNI GREY-THOMPSON

An interview with Tanni Grey-Thompson by Martin Sibley "It's not everyday that I get to meet someone working in the House of Lords. It's also not every...

AN INTERVIEW WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY’S EMMA VOGELMANN

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle wasting conditions in the UK. They bring together people affected by more...

ANDREA LEADSOM SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY TO DISABILITY TALK

By Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons As the home of our democracy and the heart of our nation's public...

I BELIEVE THAT SOCIETY IS MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION – THE Rt. Hon...

"We hear a lot of abusive and discriminatory voices in society - particularly through Twitter and other forms of social media. But it is...

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