Disability

People in the UK with disabilities today face equality issues not just in the workplace, but also in day to day character assassinations of disabled people as ‘helpless, pathetic and fraudsters.’

Here, you will find content that celebrates the contributions of disabled and learning disabled people to our history and identity as Brits, ranging from contributions in both World Wars, to achievements in the Paralympics, Special Olympics and triumphs in the world of fashion as well as content aimed at exposing the myths and stereotypes that the media often portrays about people with disabilities.

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An Archive of articles relating to Disability

Dying On Our Doorstep – How Britain Is Failing The Disabled

Dying On Our Doorstep – How Britain Is Failing The Disabled

In an ideal world, everyone in Britain would experience life from a level playing field, all having the same opportunities, and able to proceed through life according to their skills, abilities, and wherewithal rather than according to the circumstance of their birth or physicality. Continue Reading

The impact of PIP and the Deaf Community

The impact of PIP and the Deaf Community

In the UK there are approximately 9m people who are deaf or have hearing difficulties and, with government cut backs to funding for treatments and therapies, they are amongst the disabled groups hit hardest by austerity. Recent welfare reforms, with Personal Independence Payments (PIP) replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA), have left many deaf people increasingly… Continue Reading

Who pays the price of war?

Who pays the price of war?

Following recent conflicts, the sight of returning service personnel with disabilities or amputations is all too familiar but what services are available to them when they return? How has this changed over the years? Continue Reading

Disability and Tate

Disability and Tate

We all have a right to enjoy access to the incredibly rich cultural heritage of our national collections of art and objects. That includes the 11 million disabled people living in the UK today. Yet all too often disabled people face barriers to accessing cultural activities, and are significantly less likely to participate in the arts and culture than non-disabled people. Continue Reading

Secure-ability

Secure-ability

Disability in the work place is often discussed, but what about those with hidden disabilities such as Dyslexia, ADHD, how do we ensure that they are also catered for? Continue Reading

Mythbuster 11: Disabling the Myths in the Media

Mythbuster 11: Disabling the Myths in the Media

If movies are anything to go by, you would think that disabled people were disproportionally bitter, angry, evil and bent on taking over the world. Are stereotypes like this harmful to the disabled population? Continue Reading

Mythbuster 10: Disabled, Fit to Work and faking?

Mythbuster 10: Disabled, Fit to Work and faking?

The Prime Minister claims that Britain has a ‘sick note culture’ and current Work and Pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith has today referred to the disability benefit system as ‘lifetime rewards’. What is the truth behind these assertions? Continue Reading

GBC Fashion Collection: My Left Foot Forward

GBC Fashion Collection: My Left Foot Forward

People don’t usually think about models with a disability, or a fashion show where the clothes are designed specifically for disabled people. Recently, the fashion industry has put the spotlight on people with disabilities Continue Reading

Disability: Changing Attitudes, Then & Now

Disability: Changing Attitudes, Then & Now

People with a physical disability or sensory impairment have been part of a long history of discrimination in the Great Britain. We explore some of the issues surrounding these issues. Continue Reading

Athletes Parade Interviews: Part 4

Athletes Parade Interviews: Part 4

We went to the Athletes Parade after the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and asked various people what they thought of both the Olympics and the Paralympics. Continue Reading