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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...

GAVIN PATTERSON, CEO OF BT, GIVES US HIS THOUGHTS ON DISABILITY

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, BT Group BT's commitment to disability inclusion for its customers, its people and the wider community As Chief Executive of one...

THE DISABILITY VIEWS OF THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

From the leaders correspondence team We have been clear that seeking to "balance the books on the backs of the poor and disabled ... is...

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GIVING A CHILD A LIFETIME OF RESILIENCE

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The Parliamentary Transport Select Committee says that swift reform is needed to restore passenger trust in railways and this must include effective contingency plans...

PLEASE DON’T DIE OF FORGETFULNESS

Tina Weaver is the Chief Executive of the charity 'Wellbeing Of Women'. It is dedicated to improving the health of women and babies, to...

PROMOTING DISABLED PEOPLE

We recently posted an article titled 'Fashion And The Disabled Girl' which has prompted many of our site visitors to tell us how little...

LET’S CONGRATULATE THE NATIONAL THEATRE & SPOTLIGHT

Long overdue but at last a breakthrough! The National Theatre together with Spotlight have compiled a database of Actors with disabilities. We know from our own American correspondent, Hollywood...

DISABILITY IS THE ONE DISCRIMINATION WE ALL SEEM TO IGNORE AND...

Disability Talk has received kind permission from Saira Khan, Steve Wood and the Sunday Mirror to reproduce the following article. Saira Khan admits she rarely encounters disability and wants to change...

THE BODYKIND FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL OF BODY ACCEPTANCE - 13-15 OCTOBER .. TOTNES Bodykind, who are hosting the festival, are a grassroots, non-profit, whole community event organisers, with the aim...

THE WILLIAM MERRITT CENTRE ANNOUNCE NEW ACCESSABILLITY EXHIBITION

The William Merritt Centre are pleased to announce the new name for their annual exhibition is the AccessAbility Exhibition. It will take place on...

CHANGING THE WORLD – WITH MARTYN SIBLEY & AJIT NAWALKHA

By Martyn Sibley "After 18 episodes of interviewing the cream of the crop in disabled talent, I'm tweaking the show's format. There'll still be disabled guests, but not every time". Martyn Sibley "You see, I want to...

BAKING BLIND IN SAN FRANCISCO

Penny Melville-Brown of Hampshire, UK, captures the essence of her Baking Blind world tour in a five minute 'soundscape' video specially designed for other visually impaired people. CLICK HERE to watch But it still has plenty of...

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD – BY GIVING BACK

By Martyn Sibley Giving Back. We do this beautiful thing innately. It's in our DNA. Just think about that warm fluffy feeling you get from helping others. But do we do enough? Do we do it...

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD – KEEP TURNING UP!

By Martyn Sibley I've recently been to Valencia for my #accessibletourism work. The following photo is of the inside of the beautiful San Nicolas church. San Nicholas Church This time I would like to talk about consistently showing up....

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